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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.

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