Friday, February 20, 2009

Jobless in Indiana to get a $25/week raise

According to the AP:

Indiana unemployment benefits get $25 boost

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana residents who collect unemployment benefits will receive an extra $25 a week as a result of the federal economic stimulus package.

Gov. Mitch Daniels announced the increase Thursday.

States that participate in the program with the U.S. Department of Labor will be reimbursed for its cost. Officials say that could be as much as $185 million for Indiana.

Those who collect state or federal unemployment benefits will start receiving the extra money March 2. The increased benefit could last through the end of the year.

The average weekly benefit in Indiana is $290, while the maximum benefit is $390 per week.

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