- Joined Aug 24, 2017
i haven't seen whether or not they're gonna give back pay for that bonus unemployment. Like let's say they decide people gonna get $300 extra a week and they don't get it for a month, do they get a lump sum $1200 for the missed weeks? Or does the government just expect them to survive those 4 weeks on regular benefits?The Senate adjourned on Thursday evening without Republicans and Democrats reaching a deal on the next stimulus package amid the coronavirus pandemic, meaning the extra $600 in unemployment benefits expired after Friday.
And regardless of whether Congress agrees to resume the extra $600 per week or decreases the amount to $200 — as some Republicans propose — experts say that roughly 30 million jobless Americans collecting benefits will not receive any extra stimulus for several weeks.
“It's going to take maybe three to four weeks to ramp it back up again” after any deal, Gbenga Ajilore, a senior economist at the Center for American Progress, a non-profit for public policy research and advocacy, told Yahoo Money.
To simply restart the extra $600 now that they’ve expired would take up to five weeks, according to an estimate by the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) provided to Yahoo Money by The Committee on Ways and Means.
“A month is a pretty good bet,” Michele Evermore, senior policy analyst at the National Employment Law Project, told Yahoo Money.
After Congress passes a deal, the Department of Labor would have to issue regulations that states implement. Each step of that process — starting with deadlocked negotiations — will require time.
Coronavirus stimulus: Extra unemployment benefits cannot restart for at least several weeks, experts warnThe Senate adjourned on Thursday evening without Republicans and Democrats reaching a deal on a next stimulus package, meaning the extra $600 in unemployment benefits expired after Friday.www.google.com