Dec 1, 2020
Americans are being shortchanged on unemployment benefits, report finds
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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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In 29 of 41 states that reported data, people in receipt of pandemic assistance benefits were being paid below the federal poverty line.
Of the 30 million low-income students who are eligible for free lunches, only 15% are currently getting those meals.
David Brancaccio Host
Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Engineer
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Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director