Tens of millions will lose their unemployment advantages in a couple of days because the Covid support invoice hangs within the stability
Volunteers fill cars with groceries on a ride through the grocery bank.
Aimee Dilger / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images
Benefits “cliff” is inevitable
President Donald Trump called the relief bill “a disgrace” on Tuesday and questioned his signature. Trump called for $ 2,000 of stimulus checks on individuals, more than the current $ 600, a policy the House Republicans opposed on Thursday.
Even if the president signs the law before the weekend benefits “cliff,” state labor officials say a week or more gap is inevitable for millions.
“There will be a delay in benefits for those currently enrolled in federal PUA and PEUC benefit programs,” said Jason Moon, a spokesman for the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency, regarding the expiring programs. “This will just be a glitch and applicants will be complete once the enhancements are fully implemented.”
Loss of aid will instantly drive approximately 5 million workers into poverty, according to a Columbia University study.