Millions of freelancers still wait for coronavirus unemployment benefits

News Story (California, Florida, NATIONAL, New York, Washington)

May 29, 2020
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Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Unemployment Insurance

Organizations mentioned/involved: Unemployment Law Project (WA)


Unemployment benefits have been broadened during the pandemic to assist self-employed, gig workers, independent contractors and others affected by the coronavirus. But this change required states to reprogram their antiquated technology to accept these new categories of filers, leaving millions of jobless Americans waiting weeks to receive payments.