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    States Reinstate Work Search Requirements For Unemployment Benefits

    With $600 weekly benefits scheduled to end in the next few days, millions of unemployed Americans are devastated and are looking for ways to meet their needs in a crisis. To add more, some states are reinstating work search requirements, making it hard to qualify for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits.  States have the work search… Read More »

    How To Repay Overpaid Unemployment Benefits In Texas?

    The Coronavirus pandemic has taken the United States by storm. It has shuttered the economy leading to a drastic increase in the unemployment rate. In Texas alone, the unemployment rate was 13% in May, and about 2.7 million people have filed for Unemployment Insurance (UI) since mid-March.  The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has paid over… Read More »

    Extended Unemployment Benefits In Ohio: What You Should Know

    The Coronavirus-induced economic shutdown has caused millions of Ohioans to lose their jobs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports, the unemployment rate in Ohio peaked at 16.8% in April and fell to 13.7% in May. To help the Unemployed Ohioans meet their basic needs, the state provides a range of financial measures. One… Read More »

    A Detailed Look At Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation In Virginia

    The Coronavirus pandemic has taken the United States by storm. Virginia is one of the states worst hit by both the pandemic and pandemic-induced economic shutdown. According to the reports, more than 600,000 Virginians have lost their jobs since March 2020. As tough it is to lose a job, people struggle to collect unemployment benefits,… Read More »

    A Glance At Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program In Oregon

    Oregon is one of the states worst affected by the measures taken to curb the Coronavirus pandemic. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports, the unemployment rate in Oregon in May is 14.2%, and about 600,000 Oregonians have filed unemployment benefits since March. With new jobless claims surging, the authorities are struggling to pay… Read More »

    All About Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

    The federal government offers several programs to low-income households to help them support their livelihood. One such presentation is the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The LIHEAP helps qualified low-income families pay their heating and cooling energy costs (gas or electric utilities). But who qualifies for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program?  In this… Read More »

    The Emergency Food Assistance Program: Who Qualifies

    The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), formerly known as the Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program, is a federal program that provides free food assistance to low-income families. The program was established in 1983 and is administered by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) at the federal level. The program aims at reducing hunger. Here, let’s… Read More »

    A Detailed Guide To Unemployment Benefits In California

    Californians who have lost their job or had their work hours reduced due to the direct result of the pandemic can collect Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. According to the reports of California Employment Development Department (EDD), the authorities have processed about 6.7 claims and paid about $33.5 billion in unemployment benefits in California since the… Read More »

    Will The Additional $600 Unemployment Benefits End Soon?

    In March 2020, the federal government has announced a comprehensive financial aid known as the Coronavirus, Assistance, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. It included several provisions, one such being the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program. Under the FPUC program, the eligible could receive an additional $600 unemployment benefits a week.  The extra $600… Read More »

    Can You Collect Your Unemployment If You Quit A Job?

    The Department Of Labor provides Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits if you lose your job through no fault of your own. But the question is, can you collect your unemployment if you quit a job? The answer, Depends.  If you quit your job voluntarily without good cause, you cannot collect your unemployment benefits. But if you… Read More »

    Temporary Assistance For Needy Families: Eligibility And Benefits

    The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is a program that provides temporary financial assistance to low-income families. The benefits can be used to pay food, medical, shelter, and utilities bills. TANF is also known as the Temporary Assistance (TA) program.  Under the TANF program, the federal government provides grants to states provided states use… Read More »

    Can You Receive Extended Unemployment Benefits In Kansas?

    Kansas is one of the states worst affected by the measures taken to curb the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the reports of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Kansas unemployment rate in May was 10.0%. To help the unemployed, the state offers Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. Generally, the unemployment benefits last between 16 to 26 weeks.… Read More »

    When Can You Reopen An Unemployment Claim?

    The unemployed in the United States can collect Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. But when they return to their work or earn an equal or more than benefit amount, they should stop claiming benefits. However, under unfortunate circumstances, if they lose their job again, they can reopen an unemployment claim and collect weekly benefits.  In this… Read More »

    A Guide To Unemployment Insurance Benefits For Independent Contractors

    To help Americans make it through the crisis, the federal government had announced the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act in March. This program includes several provisions such as Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), etc. While the PEUC program provides unemployment benefits for an… Read More »

    An Employer’s Guide To Unemployment Insurance Benefits

    The states provide Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits to those who lost their jobs through no fault of their own. Though this financial relief measure is a federal-state program, the amount is collected from employers in the form of state unemployment insurance taxes.  Since the taxes collected from employers are used to pay benefits, it becomes… Read More »