Unemployed Floridians No Longer Receiving Unemployment Checks
After collecting checks for more than 20 weeks, many unemployed Floridians will now longer receive their monthly benefits.
Gainesville resident, Dejeon Cain, lost his job at the University of Florida Police Department early last summer and has relied on his weekly unemployment check worth $275 as his only source of income.
Cain received a letter from the state two weeks ago informing him that starting December 28th he would no longer receive his federal unemployment assistance.
Congress was unable to reach any agreement to extend federal benefits and now more than 1 million unemployed Americans, including about 75,000 Floridians will suddenly stop receiving their weekly checks.
A bipartisan bill that will extend federal unemployment for an additional three months is expected to be filed once Congress returns to work on January 6th.
Many do not expect the bill to make it past the Republican controlled House.
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