Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Texas to get $25/week more in unemployment insurance benefits

According to the San Antonio Business Journal jobless Texans can expect to start receiving $25/week more in unemployment insurance benefits.

Unemployment beneficiaries will start receiving the added funds starting in mid-March. The increase is effective for any claims filed as of Feb. 22 through Dec. 26, 2009. The federally funded increase applies to all types of unemployment benefits. Employers will not be charged the additional funds because taxpayer money is covering the increase. The Texas Workforce Commission administers unemployment benefits to workers who become unemployed through no fault or their own and are actively seeking work.

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