Department of Labor says unemployed workers will not lose payments due to delayed signing of relief bill
COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The Department of Labor says unemployed workers will not lose payments due to the delayed signing of a new COVID relief bill. The measure includes a $300 federal boost in weekly payments for workers collecting unemployment benefits that lasts eleven weeks.
Lawmakers were concerned some payments may be missed because of how long it took the bill to go through. That delay could cause payments not to be posted on time as states work to reprogram their systems. However, the payments are retroactive to the end of December, and claimants are expected to receive the money. The benefit goes until March 14.