Bloomberg Law
Aug. 23, 2021, 9:16 AMUpdated: Aug. 23, 2021, 4:31 PM

Jobless Aid Cutoff Lawsuits Push Ahead as Expiration Looms (1)

Chris Marr
Chris Marr
Staff Correspondent

Courtroom disputes over the early cutoff of federal jobless aid march ahead in Florida, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, and other states, despite an open question about what unemployed people stand to win after the federal programs end in two weeks.

At least a half dozen still-pending lawsuits seek to force governors and state workforce agencies to resume paying the enhanced unemployment benefits created by Congress in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. More than 25 states halted participation in some or all of those benefits earlier than the Sept. 6 expiration that Congress provided.

Workers won orders to resume the switched-off benefits ...

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