The unique CARES Act prolonged $600/week supplemental funds. These expired again in July. An govt motion in August gave a short lived enhance of $300/week to some individuals, however that funding rapidly ran out. The extension lastly signed into regulation by Trump on Sunday will not present retroactive funds to July, but it surely does give employees 11 extra weeks of expanded advantages. It should be renewed once more beneath the Biden administration, as a result of there is not any means the nation is out from beneath the pandemic in 11 weeks.
A minimum of one state—Florida, in fact—began kicking people out of this system as of this weekend, when it was expired for the very temporary interval earlier than Trump signed the invoice. Though the federal packages are beginning up once more, it is not clear for unemployed Floridians if they’re going to be compelled to reapply for advantages or be robotically reenrolled. That is after the state was weeks behind in getting the help out initially final spring and summer season.
That it took Trump’s Division of Labor two full days to make clear that states ought to proceed as if no lapse had occurred is an issue. Higher late than by no means, sure, but it surely’s already triggered main hiccups in state methods and goes to delay checks for tens of millions of individuals.