How the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Affects Unemployment BenefitsUpdated: 2020-12-28 by Lisa Guerin
The coronavirus stimulus bill expands eligibility and increases benefits for State workers.
On March 27, 2020, Congress passed the CARES Act, a $2 trillion stimulus package that pumps money into many areas of our economy that are crippled by COVID-19, including unemployment benefits. In December of 2020, Congress temporarily extended some of these programs until March 14, 2021. Select your state from the list below to learn how the CARES Act and these extensions will affect you.
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