Will I get $300 in extra unemployment this week: Here’s why many payments are delayed

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Four federal programs meant to provide Americans with additional aid during the COVID-19 pandemic are experiencing delays. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 was rushed through Congress by Democrats this month, in part so that people living on unemployment benefits wouldn’t suffer a break in federal weekly payments when the previous round of unemployment benefits expired in mid-March. But that’s exactly what’s happening. Here’s the latest update as we head into the weekend: Read Full Story

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Extra $300-$400 unemployment benefit update: When you’ll get paid and how much

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Residents of six states are already receiving payments through FEMA’s Lost Wages Supplemental Payment Assistance program. Others are experiencing delays. After two promising weeks in which states began sending out the $300 extra unemployment benefit created by President Trump’s August 8 memorandum , people in only six states are currently receiving the payments. Here’s the latest update as we head into Labor Day weekend: Read Full Story

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This map shows where Americans are most at risk of eviction

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As extra $600 weekly federal unemployment nears its end, paying the rent may become even harder for millions of Americans still out of work due to the coronavirus. Here’s where the problem is most acute. As businesses that closed because of the pandemic begin to reopen, millions of Americans are still unemployed. By the end of July—unless the government acts—they’ll stop getting the extra federal unemployment benefit of $600 a week that came as part of the CARES Act. For as many as 6.7 million renters, that might mean facing eviction. Read Full Story

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Second stimulus check and unemployment update: What’s next with Congress going on vacation?

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Congress and the White House are dropping the ball on the next stimulus package. Here’s what that means for unemployment and direct payments. The $600 weekly extra unemployment benefit ended last week, and the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses expires this weekend. Also, there is no second stimulus check in sight. What aid does Congress have in store for desperate Americans and businesses that are still suffering amid the coronavirus pandemic ? Nothing. Congress begins vacation at the end of the day. Read Full Story

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$600 unemployment benefits update: Why is there no extension? What happens next?

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The federal $600-weekly unemployment benefit that was authorized as part of the CARES Act coronavirus relief package in March officially ends today. The federal $600-weekly unemployment benefit that was authorized as part of the CARES Act coronavirus relief package in March officially ends today. Although benefits effectively ended last week for most recipients, the end date on the actual legislation is today, July 31, and lawmakers on Capitol Hill were unable to agree on a new stimulus package that would have extended the benefits. Here’s the latest update: Read Full Story

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Extra unemployment benefits update: Here’s the latest on which states are paying and what to expect

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Each state has its own system, which will pay you on its own timeline. It’s been 10 days since President Trump signed the COVID-19 relief package, following a ludicrous nine-month roller-coaster of negotiations and congressional disagreement. The package included additional federal unemployment benefits, so why aren’t fresh unemployment payments in your bank account or mailbox? So many reasons, none of which you could be expected to decipher from the 5,600-page bill . Read on. Read Full Story

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