STATEN ISLAND, NY, – If you have joined the growing number of Americans unemployed because of the coronavirus (COVID-19), you will receive an additional $ 600 a week for four months as part of the $ 2 trillion stimulus package of dollars .
With the significant expansion of unemployment insurance, the federal government is giving laid-off workers $ 600 a week in addition to their regular state benefits. The bill, known as the Coronavirus Aid, Rescue and Economic Security Act (CARES), was passed by the Senate late last month.
While many workers who lost their jobs during the pandemic earn more than unemployment will pay, the additional $ 600 helps. New York State regular benefits allow up to $ 504 per week and salary ranges based on salary.
The additional $ 600 will be added to regular job checks for the week beginning April 5 and will continue until July 31.
The relief program also guarantees that workers will receive their wages for at least four months, whether or not they work for a small business, a large business, or are self-employed. It is the largest aid bill in American history. In fact, Senator Charles Schumer called it “unemployment insurance on steroids”.
MASSIVE POINT IN UNEMPLOYMENT
It has been reported that at least 10 million people across the country have applied for unemployment insurance in the last two weeks of March.
Unemployment benefits cover up to 26 weeks. If you are still unemployed when your state benefits expire, you may be eligible for emergency unemployment benefit (EUC).
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HOW TO SUBMIT AN UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIM
You can file an unemployment claim online at labor.ny.gov.
To deposit online, you must register for a NY.gov account. Once registered, select UI and follow the prompts to deposit. To file by phone, call 888-209-8124.
As long as you qualify for your regular state benefits, you will automatically receive the additional $ 600. If you have already applied, the additional $ 600 per week will start automatically, but you will not receive the additional funds in the weeks leading up to April 5.
The legislation also includes $ 250 billion for direct payments to Americans, in addition to money for small businesses, unemployment insurance, health costs, etc.
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