Unsanitized: Poor People Endure Multidimensional Hazards to Access Crisis Relief

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Unsanitized: Poor People Endure Multidimensional Hazards to Access Crisis Relief

May 18, 2020 | David Dayen | American Prospect, The
So the poor have it coming at them from all sides. Creditors and predators are after the one-time payments. They endure numerous indignities to get boosted unemployment and only a little over half of them have been successful so far.
Tags: COVID-19 | Debt Collection | Unemployment | Unemployment Insurance

For many, the wait for unemployment benefits drags on as the system deals with a deluge

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For many, the wait for unemployment benefits drags on as the system deals with a deluge

April 16, 2020 | Sean P. Murphy | Boston Globe
Massachusetts, like other states, has been hit with a deluge of unemployment claims — almost 575,000 since mid-March, including more than 100,000 just this past week, compared to 25,000 claims in the four weeks before the virus struck.
Tags: COVID-19 | Unemployment | Unemployment Insurance