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As we know Congress has passed a new stimulus bill that would give Americans a $600 direct payment. With the news of the new stimulus package, social media is a buzz about the $600 payment. For some people, they are offended the government would give Americans such a small payment. But for others, they feel […]

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September 11, 2020

The New York State Department of Labor announced that payments for $300 in lost wages will begin next week. If you remember people got the extra $600 with their unemployment benefits that ended on July 31st. According to reports they don’t say how long the extra cash will be given out but hey something is […]

If you did not receive your $600 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation this week – don’t panic it’s coming. The Department of Labor said via Twitter Monday morning the payment will be late. According to the Department of Labor, there was an update to their system that is causing the delay. The update did not impact […]

The President signed an executive order to extend an extra $300 payment for those who have been affected by COVID-19. If you lost employment due to COVID-19 in New York State you could be receiving the extra $300. The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved New York for the Lost Wages Supplemental Payment on Sunday. So, […]

Right now, there are millions of Americans on unemployment due to the pandemic. That extra $600 / week has been helping many people keep their homes and lifestyles while being forced to wait out the pandemic. The extra money even helped those who wouldn’t normally be eligible for benefits like independent contractors and small business […]

In a historic move, Ithaca, N.Y. is the first city in the nation to seek rent relief for tenants who’s income has been effected by the pandemic. Ithaca’s city council is asking the State of New York if its Mayor could be given the power to cancel residential and small business rent. The State Department […]

As a result of the protests and demonstrations across the nation against the murder of George Floyd, the movement to defund the police is taking hold with lawmakers and state officials. For some time now, activists have advocating for spending to be prioritized on outdated social services instead of on an increasingly militarized police force. […]

Could unemployment claims be going to the wrong place? Yep! Many people are filing for unemployment and are getting denied. But if the message says “This Social Security Number was already used to file a claim”. Sorry, scammers gotcha! According to the Secret Service, scammers are using Social Security numbers to claim unemployment benefits for […]

When disaster strikes it unfortunately becomes a time for scammers to take advantage of the chaos. Reports say a Nigerian fraud ring stole millions of dollars in an unemployment benefits by using stolen identification and social security numbers from some Americans who haven’t lost their jobs. Federal agents reported the states that were hit included […]

On Tuesday, May 5, Mayor Lovely Warren announced that the City of Rochester would see a reduction of 403 “non-essential” workers (178 furloughs, 208 job shares, and 17 separations) starting next Monday. Layoffs had been expected for some time because of the negative impact of SARS-CoV-2 on revenues, the high cost to pay employees and […]

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