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Americans are being shortchanged on unemployment benefits, report finds
Dec 1, 2020

Americans are being shortchanged on unemployment benefits, report finds

The Government Accountability Office found that many people on the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program may be getting less money than they're entitled to. Plus, without all students learning in person, how schools are adapting free lunch programs.

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Unemployment recipients aren't getting support they're eligible for, report finds

Dec 1, 2020
In 29 of 41 states that reported data, people in receipt of pandemic assistance benefits were being paid below the federal poverty line.
Gig workers have received unemployment benefits many would not have been entitled to before pandemic assistance began.
Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

Schools find new ways to deliver free lunches during pandemic

Dec 1, 2020
Of the 30 million low-income students who are eligible for free lunches, only 15% are currently getting those meals.
A student chaperoned by an adult picks up a meal to go on November 19, 2020 at Yung Wing School P.S. 124 in New York City.
Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

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The team

Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Technical Director
Brian Allison Engineer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer