Benefits

Organizations that work with low-income renters are gearing up for a rash of eviction filings as Maine courts begin dealing with cases next month for the first time since mid-March, a moratorium from...
That $600 unemployment check from the federal government that helped millions of people pay for rent and other critical expenses during the COVID-19 crisis will end a week before most people expected...
Desperate residents in Alabama in recent weeks resorted to camping out overnight outside of buildings where they hoped to meet with unemployment staff who could help them. Experts say that many of...
The Oregon Employment Department faces a lawsuit alleging it broke state and federal law in its handling of unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic. The lawsuit was filed by the Oregon Law...
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,...

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