Unemployment Insurance Information
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On Friday, March 27th, Congress passed and the President signed into law the $2 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Bill (CARES Act). This includes new changes to unemployment law. The CARES Act:
- creates a temporary Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program through December 31, 2020, to provide payment to self-employed individuals who are unable to work as a direct result of the coronavirus public health emergency.
- provides an additional $600 per week payment to each recipient of unemployment insurance or Pandemic Unemployment Assistance for up to four months.
- provides an additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits through December 31, 2020, to help those who remain unemployed after state unemployment benefits are no longer available.
My office has been working closely with the Maryland Department of Labor. If you have any difficulty accessing unemployment benefits, please contact me at email@example.com so we can assist you.
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