The CARES Act Could Affect Your Jobless Benefits
Christy Bieber explains four broad areas related to unemployment compensation in the recently passed stimulus bill. First, many could get an extra $600 per week through July 31. Second, many could get an extra 13 weeks of benefits if they remain jobless at the end of 26 weeks, or whatever their state maximum is. Third, workers such as the self-employed, independent contractors, and “gig” workers may be entitled to benefits, as they are normally not covered. Fourth, states are incentivized to waive the normal first week waiting period. read Bieber’s full article here.