Emergency COVID-Era Unemployment Benefits Have Expired

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​Millions of people who were collecting federal emergency unemployment benefits during the pandemic were cut off Sept. 6, as the COVID-era policies came to an end.

The expanded unemployment benefits authorized in March 2020 to help mitigate pandemic-induced economic distress included: a $300-per-week federal supplement to state jobless payments; additional weeks of assistance for the long-term unemployed; a special program to provide benefits to people who traditionally don’t qual

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