According to the Chicago Tribune residents of Wisconsin who are jobless and collecting unemployment insurance can expect to receive $25 per week in unemployment benefits beginning next week.
This increase in insurance payout comes from the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package) that was signed by Barack Obama last week.
Anyone getting state or federal unemployment automatically gets the extra $25 a week as long as they are eligible for benefits for the rest of the year.
Wisconsin provides unemployment benefits up to $363 a week for as many as 26 weeks. Those who exhaust those benefits may be eligible for federal extended benefits of up to 33 weeks.