Recommended

7 things to know about the newly signed stimulus package

2.  Unemployment insurance

Family eating on food stamps
(L-R) Katie Busker, 30, and her son, Austin Spiker, 6, eat dinner as fourteen-month-old, Johnnalyn Gibbs, is propped up by her father Dustin in Independence, Iowa. Busker, who receives food stamps and is unemployed due to a disability, stays home and watches the kids while her sister and brother-in-law are at work. July 5, 2011 |

The new COVID-19 relief bill provides for enhanced federal jobless benefits of up to $300 per week for 11 weeks, until March 14. It’s half the amount provided by the CARES Act in the spring.

Free CP Newsletters

Join over 250,000 others to get the top stories curated daily, plus special offers!

Sponsored

Most Popular

More In Politics