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Jobs. Unemployment Insurance

A Few Weeks of Supplemental Unemployment Assistance Is No Substitute for Congressional Action

September 1, 2020 — Wisconsin has applied for the supplemental federal unemployment benefit recently authorized by executive actions taken by President Trump. Although the $300 per week supplemental payments will briefly provide some financial relief for thousands of Wisconsin families once the new program goes into effect, it will fall far short of the larger and longer-term supplemental assistance that expired in late July.

Expanded Unemployment Benefits To Help Jobless Workers

April 20, 2020 — A new expansion of federally-funded unemployment benefits means that many workers filing for unemployment benefits will have access to additional weeks of benefits and larger weekly checks than was available before the pandemic.