Benefits

The Texas Workforce Commission, an agency that oversees unemployment benefits, estimates that it overpaid by $32 million, the Houston Chronicle reported Monday. The commission has sent 46,000 notices...
People dialing one of Florida’s call centers for help with unemployment claims in the past two months waited up to 12 hours to talk to an agent. On some days, up to 40 percent of callers simply gave...
Many people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic need legal help—particularly in navigating unemployment benefits—and Albany Law students are rising to the occasion through the newly formed COVID...
Civil legal problems, such as evictions, orders for protection, debt collection, unemployment, and public benefits issues, have spiked in the wake of COVID-19, according to those in the legal...
While millions of Americans haven't gotten unemployment payments, some people have the opposite problem: The government is sending us too many checks or direct deposits, money that we're required to...
As a growing number of people struggled to secure basic needs such as shelter, income, and safety, The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland mobilized its resources to continue fully serving Ashtabula,...
As employees are returning to their jobs during the state's first phase of reopening the economy following the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, many are wondering if they can be ordered back to...
Since the coronavirus pandemic hit, demand for rides has fallen so much that on many days drivers can’t get enough business to make it worth getting in the car. Millions of people who make a living...
Many Americans are being sustained a CARES Act benefit for the vulnerable: the enhanced unemployment, which was expanded to cover traditionally ineligible laid-off and even part-time workers and...
Labor Department data show Florida lags all other states, with about 74%, of initial claims filed through the week ending April 25 not yet advanced to the insured unemployed caseload. Kentucky also...

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