Friday, February 27, 2009
The federal stimulus bill, approved by Congress and signed by President Obama, allows states to expand eligibility for unemployment benefits to people in at least two of the following situations: workers who left their jobs for compelling family reasons which can include domestic violence; those looking for part-time work (who are primarily women); workers who request extra financing for dependents who qualify for benefits; and workers who had exhausted their benefits and are now in job training programs. Each state sets its own criteria as to which workers are eligible for unemployment benefits, but the stimulus bill will add a $7 billion incentive for states to extend benefits.
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