Mississippi to Stop Receiving Federal Government Unemployment Benefits

Mississippi will stop accepting supplemental unemployment benefits for pandemic relief from the federal government as of June 12.

Gov. Tate Reeves announced that the weekly supplement of $300 per person was intended to help people “who are unemployed through no fault of their own.” To receive unemployment benefits, Reeves requires the Department of Employment Security to have the unemployed person to document they are looking for a job.

Without the federal supplement, the maximum weekly unemployment benefit in Mississippi is $235.