Coronavirus unemployment benefits: how much they pay in different states
This means that people lose their jobs or reduce their working hours.
In just two weeks, 10 million Americans have applied for unemployment benefits, the number of which will grow in the coming weeks.
The good news is that the federal government has approved a large package of federal assistance for several billion dollars with many programs, including a historic increase in unemployment benefits.
Americans who are unemployed for coronavirus reasons can receive an additional $ 600 per week for four months.
Payouts vary by state and income, but the average payout is around $ 364, according to the American Action Forum. This means that the average person will see that his income has grown to $ 964.
However, in some states, assistance will be more generous.
California Governor Newsome said during a press briefing that employees in his state could receive up to $ 1000 per week under an expanded assistance plan. Statewide weekly payouts range from $ 50 to $ 450, which means that a person can potentially receive $ 1050.
In New York, where coronavirus has caused more damage to the population, the maximum payout is $ 504, so a person can receive $ 1104 under the new program.
In New Jersey, the maximum allowance a person can receive is $ 1313 ($ 713 + $ 600), while in Washington state $ 1 ($ 390 + $ 790).
In addition to increasing benefits, federal assistance provides an additional 13 weeks offered by the government after state benefits are no longer provided under the emergency unemployment compensation scheme. This means that if the state pays unemployment benefits for 26 weeks, the period will be extended to 39 weeks.
In addition to those who do not work or work part-time for reasons related to the coronavirus, benefits will apply to self-employed, hired workers, giant workers and other persons under the new program.
Checks will also be sent out to $ 1200 to American households, who are expected to start receiving benefits in their accounts from the beginning of next week.
As reported by ForumDaily:
- Senate approved unprecedented economic crisis relief package $ 2,2 trillion, which will go to businesses, workers and healthcare systems affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
- The bill was unanimously supported, despite the fears of both sides that the proposed measures are too large or, conversely, not large enough.
- Voting was preceded by several days of negotiations amid a nationwide crisis that Washington had not previously encountered.
- The 880-page document was the largest economic aid bill in US history.
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