A U.K. patient with a severely weakened immune system had COVID-19 for almost a year and a half, scientists reported. Get that, and more COVID news from today, here.
The number of people seeking unemployment benefits ticked up last week but remained at a historically low level, reflecting a robust U.S. labor market with near record-high job openings and few layoffs.
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ABINGDON, Va. — A Pound, Virginia, man, who admitted to conspiring with others to defraud the government of nearly $500,000 in pandemic-related unemployment benefits, was sentenced Thursday to more than eight years in prison, prosecutors said.
Unemployment benefits can be a financial lifeline when you lose a job, but you should know that the IRS considers them taxable income. As such, you may need to have income taxes withheld from your benefits, make estimated payments, or create a plan for paying the amount you’ll owe when you file your federal income […]
Earlier this year, business leaders and Republican governors said to cut off a $300-a-week federal unemployment supplement. Many people, they argued, would then take jobs. Yet three months later, there’s been no big influx of job seekers.
A Bristol, Tennessee, man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for conspiring with others to defraud the government of more than $499,000 and to commit mail fraud in an unemployment benefits fraud scheme.
A Wise County, Virginia, man will serve 87 months in prison for conspiring to defraud the United States and conspiring to commit mail fraud in a pandemic unemployment benefits scheme, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Thursday.
Monday, May 17, is the official deadline for individuals to file their 2020 federal tax return, and in most instances their state tax return, too.
ABINGDON, Va. — A Bristol, Tennessee woman has pleaded guilty for her part in a Virginia unemployment scheme that involves dozens of co-conspirators, federal prosecutors said last Wednesday.
A St. Paul woman who authorities say conspired with others, including her husband, to file for fraudulent pandemic unemployment benefits, has pleaded guilty.
Last year, millions of Americans turned to government aid programs to keep their finances afloat during the coronavirus pandemic. But for some people, this much needed cash came with extra strings attached: a prepaid debit card to access their funds. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) received 2,900 complaints about prepaid government benefits cards in […]
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan that was signed on March 11 following Congress’…
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The stimulus package signed into law on Thursday by President Joe Biden extends unemployment benefits for millions of American workers who are still dealing with the economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic. Unemployment benefits turned out to be one of the most hotly debated parts of the $1.9 trillion aid package, with legislators at odds […]
The Senate worked through the night and into midday Saturday to pass Democrats' $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, which will now go back to the House to approve the Senate's tweaks.
The House has passed the Democrats' massive coronavirus relief package, bringing President Joe Biden's stimulus proposal one step closer to reality.
The $1.9 trillion coronavirus package passed by the House of Representatives contains a wide range of proposals to help Americans still struggling with the economic fallout of the pandemic.
A second wave of federal coronavirus relief totaling $900 billion could begin flowing to millions of Americans as soon as the year’s end, nearly nine months after Congress passed the…
The number of laid-off workers applying for unemployment aid fell below 1 million last week for the first time since the pandemic intensified five months ago yet still remains at a high level.
Virginia recently extended its unemployment benefits while it continues to grapple with problems brought on by the high volume of people filing insurance claims resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.
The duration varies by state. But the federal relief package adds 13 weeks of coverage for people who have exhausted their existing jobless benefits. Under the emergency legislation, people who exhaust both regular and extended benefits will become eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. People can receive a maximum of 39 weeks of benefits this year from all three sources combined.
Yes, you should apply. State rules differ, and it depends how large your income loss is. But in some states, workers whose hours have been sharply cut may be able to claim benefits that would make up for at least some of the lost income. Generally, if your lost pay exceeds what you would receive in unemployment benefits, you may be eligible for aid.