Some renters have reported trouble accessing rental assistance money, but after a 3 On Your Side report aired, a renter and landlord received payments almost immediately.
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The program, Emergency Rental Assistance Program, will go through the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) office.
For PUA, approximately 4,400 claimants have not received any benefits, DES said. Half of those claims are older than 21 days, with the oldest dating back to October 10th.
"The stress and anxiety financially are through the roof."
The Arizona Department of Economic Security announced Tuesday that Arizona will be one of the first states to distribute additional money to those receiving unemployment benefits.
On Sunday, DES acknowledged some problems with ID.me, but the agency said it worked with the company to make system adjustments and encouraged claimants to try again. Still, the problems persisted.
Starting on Dec. 5, every person in Arizona on unemployment is going to have to prove their identity.
The Arizona Department of Economic Security is investigating 3.4 million potentially fraudulent Pandemic Unemployment Assistance claims, marking a massive spike in suspected fraud in the past month, 3 On Your Side has learned.
The Arizona Department of Economic Security is asking people who receive unemployment benefits cards with other people's names to report the incident to DES.