Sunday, February 22, 2009

Jobless in Wisconsin can expect $25/week more in unemployment insurance payouts

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.

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