(AmericanProsperity.com) – Some people who’ve applied for unemployment are not getting checks for weeks, or even a month, after completing their applications. Most of them are self-employed. States are responsible for administering unemployment and ensuring filers receive the funds. With the historic volume of claims, many states are struggling to keep up with the demand.
“I have easily called an average of 100 times a day since I began the process."
The CARES Act carried a huge expansion of unemployment insurance. Actually getting that insurance has been a nightmare for people, often by design. https://t.co/dhTashEk8p
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) April 20, 2020
Since the middle of March, 22 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits. To help states, President Trump signed legislation into law in March allocating $1 billion towards the program. However, states are struggling with overwhelming demand. On Thursday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said only 4% of those who applied for unemployment had received a check.
Complicating the matter, many states are just now setting up their unemployment systems for those who don’t traditionally qualify, such as the self-employed. The process can take longer to get through as more people come into the system.
In the meantime, people who are waiting for money are feeling desperate as they struggle to make mortgage and rent payments, pay utilities, and purchase food.
We can only hope there’s relief soon.
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