Federal unemployment benefits ending in July

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The state will soon stop paying an additional $600 per week to unemployed Tennesseans unless the federal government extends those provisions as part of the CARES Act.

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development said Monday that federal compensation funds would end on July 31. However, eligible recipients can still get state unemployment benefits that do not include the additional $600 payment.

The weekly payments from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program were put in place when Congress passed the CARES Act back in March.

"I was self-employed and pretty much we had the tornado come in and then on top of that the COVID; and that pretty much ruined everything," said Kyle Moland.

Moland like many others found himself falling on hard times. He quickly found himself needing to rely on state services in order to pay bills.

He was a rideshare driver filed for unemployment benefits with the state back in March. Since then, he's now without a car and hasn't seen a dime of benefits.

"It's just a waiting game, the extra 600 comes on it automatically.…
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