UNEMPLOYMENT: Fed Program Expired, But Here Are Resources

An estimated 9 million Americans are facing life without unemployment benefits this morning (Tuesday).

The federal unemployment program that extended benefits for those out of work and added $300 per week to benefit checks has expired. But many Americans still have some help to get through until they find jobs.

  • Many states still have eviction bans, though the federal eviction ban has been thrown out by the Supreme Court.
  • SNAP nutritional benefits have been increased by an average of $36 per month.
  • The student loan moratorium lasts until February. You don't have to make payments until then and won't see your balance increase.
  • The enhanced child tax credits are in place through the end of the year. Eligible parents can get $300 per month for children under age 6 and $250 per month for those from 6 to 17.

Employers are hopeful that the end of enhanced benefits will get more people back to work and help with worker shortages in many industries. (CNBC)

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