Update: Stimulus Package Unemployment Benefits – what states are already eligible without changes to UE law…plus GA update

Update on states as they review the Unemployment Strings and decide how much of the stimulus unemployment benefits to accept:

eGov monitor:

The unemployment insurance program gets its funds from federal and state employer payroll taxes, with states levying the biggest share. States administer the program, determining who is eligible and how much benefits will be.

19 states will soon receive a share of the $7 billion stimulus program designed to induce states to give more low-income workers unemployment benefits. Other suggested reforms in the act would provide benefits to part-time workers, those who leave jobs to take care of their families, and long-term workers who need retraining. The act also calls for higher benefits for workers with dependents.

To get at least one-third of their share of the $7 billion stimulus fund, states must count recent earnings in considering applicants. To get the rest, they have to adopt at least two of the other proposed reforms.

What states already qualify for the funds?

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February 27, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Doo Wop, Economy, Entertainment, Finance, Music, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Uncategorized, Unemployment Statistics. 6 comments.

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