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How Will Trump’s Stalled Pandemic Stimulus Bill Signing Impact Unemployment Benefits?

President Donald Trump’s stalled signing of the $900 billion pandemic stimulus bill Sunday came a day after two key pandemic unemployment aid programs expired under the CARES Act.  The president’s delay spurred concerns about a lapse in benefits. But unemployed workers in New York are not expected to lose this week’s benefits over Trump’s timing, […]

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More Rent Relief and a New Eviction Moratorium on the Way for New York Tenants

The coming end of the year brings some promising news for tenants economically slammed by the pandemic: another shot at rent relief for tens of thousands and a deal to push the residential eviction moratorium through May 1.  Here’s the latest: A new eviction moratorium bill passes The state Assembly and Senate reconvened Monday for […]

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What You Need to Know About That Extra $300 a Week for Unemployed Workers Under the $900 Billion Pandemic Aid Stimulus Bill

After months of negotiations, lawmakers reached an agreement over the weekend on a $900 billion stimulus package that was passed by Congress on Monday. (If you’d like to read the bill, it’s about 5,500 pages long.) For millions of struggling Americans who have lost their jobs during the pandemic, some help appears to be on […]