Recently, President Trump announced that individuals in New York who are currently receiving unemployment benefits in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic are entitled to an additional three weeks of unemployment payments of $300. The initial extension of unemployment benefits came as welcome news to all those receiving the $600 per week unemployment payments, which ended in July. Now, the $300 payments are to be extended for an additional three weeks, giving New Yorkers even more time to find employment.
Of the move, Roberta Reardon, the state labor commissioner said in a statement, “Over the last six months, we have moved heaven and earth to connect millions of New Yorkers with their benefits, including nearly $1.9 billion in Lost Wages Assistance payments distributed just this week.” She went on to say, “While plagued with administrative roadblocks, the federal lost wages assistance program is now finally providing unemployed families with much needed support.”
At this point, in all, the New York State has shelled out roughly $44.5 billion in benefits to Americans who have been hurt by the coronavirus pandemic. With this new announcement of a three-week continuation of these benefits, it is estimated that 2.3 million New Yorkers will receive those benefits. If you are someone who has already indicated that your unemployment is due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you should pre-qualify for the unemployment benefits.
If you would like to learn more about whether you will qualify for the $300 for the next few weeks, or you have any additional questions regarding the future, please do not hesitate to speak with our experienced New York bankruptcy attorney to learn more about how our firm can help you stay afloat amid these difficult times.
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