The headline items are $600 checks to individuals and an additional $300 per week in unemployment benefits for many.
Instead of calculating PUA benefits based on people’s income, many states have just been paying the minimum benefit.
In 29 of 41 states that reported data, people in receipt of pandemic assistance benefits were being paid below the federal poverty line.
Yellen, a former Fed chair, has advocated for more spending to aid small businesses and the unemployed during COVID-19.
When tens of millions of workers were laid off and applied for benefits in the spring, the system crashed. Here are some ideas for making it work better.
And what happens when the PEUC program expires at the end of the year?
People around the country have received overpayment of benefits notices, and are facing the prospect of having to repay some or all of their unemployment benefits.
“New York is being emptied out. And you can feel it at the store level.”
Working parents with schoolkids at home due to COVID-19 should be eligible for federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. But that's not working out for some.
Without federal unemployment benefits, "the economy tanks."