What unemployment benefits are included in the new COVID-19 relief bill?

Mar 9, 2021
If passed, eligible Americans will receive $300 weekly payments until Sept. 6. The bill also includes a tax break for unemployment benefits.
President Joe Biden speaks at the White House following the passage of the American Rescue Plan in the U.S. Senate on Saturday.
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The jobs recovery is sputtering. The relief bill may not help it.

Mar 3, 2021
Some employers remain cautious about hiring, even as more of the economy reopens.
Public-facing industries like leisure and hospitality are likely to remain cautious about hiring.
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Senate Democrats may drop backup plan to raise minimum wage

It’s now unclear whether the final bill will include a minimum wage hike.
The House passed a COVID relief bill over the weekend that does include a provision for raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
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Relief bill could lift millions of kids out of poverty by expanding tax credit

Feb 24, 2021
Eligible parents could get monthly checks under the proposal instead of a yearly credit when they file their taxes.
According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the U.S. has one of the highest child poverty rates in the developed world.
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Democrats' relief bill would expand earned income tax credit

Feb 23, 2021
Millions would become eligible, and the benefit could triple for some.
Sens. Richard Durbin, left, and Chuck Schumer discuss the COVID-19 relief bill. Tax policy changes backed by Democrats could make a big difference for low-income workers.
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No more surprise medical bills. What will that mean for insurance premiums?

Dec 30, 2020
One thing that’s not clear is how this might affect your insurance premiums.
Health workers in New York City carry a patient to an ambulance in April.
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