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On March 24, the U.S. Congress passed a historic economic stimulus package - the largest in American history at $2 trillion - in an effort to save the economy, and to provide badly-needed relief to unemployed workers and families.
Currently, unemployment claims in the country have skyrocketed to the highest they have ever been, with a record of 3.28 million applying for unemployment last week. This is nearly five times the previous record high, according to the Washington Post.
The unemployment components of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stimulus Act (CARES Act) include:
These new coverage rules last from Jan. 27, 2020 through Dec. 31, 2020. A helpful list of FAQs regarding benefits in specific situations is available from The New York Times.
The stimulus also includes a cash payment for U.S. residents and families. Here is what you can expect:
Each day, unemployment claims are climbing by tens of thousands, so Congress has acknowledged that another boost to the program may be needed down the road.
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