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(INDIANAPOLIS) – Indiana expects to resume paying a $300 add-on to unemployment benefits on Friday, three weeks after a judge ordered it.

The Department of Workforce Development says it’s been working to restart the expanded benefits since Marion Superior Judge John Hanley ruled Governor Holcomb didn’t have the authority to cut them off. Indiana is one of 26 states to announce plans to stop paying the federally-funded extra payments, but judges in Indiana and Maryland have blocked that plan in those states.

Indiana Legal Services attorney Jenny Terry says state law requires Indiana unemployment payments to include any benefits conferred by federal laws, and says that statute includes the pandemic relief bills passed last year and this year.

The state had asked the Indiana Court of Appeals to put Hanley’s order on hold until the underlying lawsuit was resolved. On Monday, the court rejected the request 2-1.

Terry says Hoosiers who received unemployment checks the last three weeks can file for the added payments they didn’t get.