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Guam Department of Labor Approves Over $850K in PUA Waiver Requests

For Immediate Release – July 25, 2022

Hagåtña, Guam – In the month of July, the Guam Department of Labor (GDOL) approved over $850,000 in Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) waiver requests.

GDOL processed about $500,000 in PUA waivers two weeks ago, which were approved for individuals whose cases were adjudicated and Applications of Waiver of Overpayment were approved. Today, GDOL Director David Dell’Isola approved another $355,000 in PUA waiver requests.

GDOL would like to note that the recent malware attack on the PUA system and the hireguam.com website, which is maintained by a national vendor, has caused some minor disruption in processing of waiver requests.

“We continue to review waivers daily and have helped over a thousand people. Many of them will no longer have to worry about paying back the benefits they received from the government,” said Director Dell’Isola. “This means more money for gas, groceries, rent, medical bills, and other necessities.”

As a reminder, the new deadline to submit an Application of Waiver of Overpayment from the department to consider waiving the collection that may be owed by recipients of PUA is August 1, 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Application forms are available online at dol.guam.gov and at the Department of Labor office at the GCIC Building in Hagåtña, 8th Floor, 404 West Soledad Ave. Application forms may also be submitted via email to pua.waivers@nulldol.guam.gov.



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