Locked Down and Broke: 20,000 Vermonters Could Lose Unemployment Benefits – Seven Days

Twenty thousand Vermonters will lose their unemployment benefits on December 26 if two federal programs that expanded the social safety net amid the pandemic are allowed to expire.

"Vermont cannot afford to extend the programs itself, and while federal lawmakers have said for months that they support renewing them in some way, negotiations in the partisan-paralyzed Congress appear no closer to a resolution. "



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  • David Flemming
    published this page in The News 2020-12-09 15:57:36 -0500