US Department of Labor says there will not be a lapse in unemployment benefits for gig workers, long-term unemployed

Despite a delay in signing the most recent piece of coronavirus relief legislation into law, the U.S. Department of Labor “does not anticipate” that there will be a lapse in unemployment benefits for claimants in the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) programs, a spokesperson for the agency tells CNBC Make It. Unemployment experts and other lawmakers had said that because President Donald Trump signed the legislation on Sunday as opposed to Saturday, people collecting PUA and PEUC benefits would miss a week of payments. But now DOL says they can expect … (full story)

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