Extra unemployment benefits may come. Some never got the last round


Volunteers load shopping bags with food assistance for laid off workers at a food distribution event on Dec. 12, 2020 in Orlando, Florida.

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Democrats are poised to send more unemployment benefits to laid-off workers. Meanwhile, some workers are still waiting on the last tranche, authorized months ago.

A $900 billion Covid relief bill signed Dec. 27 extended jobless benefits to March 14 and raised them by $300 a week.

In Wisconsin, officials estimate self-employed and gig workers won’t get that extra aid until at least April 21 — almost four months later.

Other workers who had exhausted their state benefits just began receiving the extended aid on…


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