Extra $300 unemployment update brings bad news from FEMA about the end of benefits

Those awaiting the $300 extra weekly unemployment benefit are in for bad news: The benefits are ending soon. Yes, already.

Wait, what?

Two words: fund-ing. The Lost Wages Assistance Program was created by President Trump’s August memorandum, drawing $44 billion in funding from FEMA. That’s only six or so weeks of funding. Six weeks have passed.

How do we know that the program is ending?

FEMA told multiple states that funding ended September 5. Pennsylvania’s Department of Labor and…

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