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."
One major difference from the Democrats' bill is a sharp decrease in the amount of money for pandemic unemployment assistance.
One idea for replacing the current $600-a-week benefit is paying workers a percentage of their past wages.
Economists say the additional $600-a-week benefit has boosted the whole economy and contributed to job growth.
States had suspended the requirement in the early weeks of the crisis, but some have now brought it back.
The extra $600 every week is set to run out at the end of this month.