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128 Million Stimulus Dollars for Unemployment

May 18th, 2010 by flanews

More than one hundred thousand Floridians who are running out of unemployment benefits will receive and extra 20 weeks of help. Governor Charlie Crist signed legislation extending the enrollment window for the latest federal extension of unemployment pay. The new law allows the state to pull down an extra 128 million federal stimulus dollars for jobseekers. Robby Cunningham, a spokesman with the Agency for Workforce Innovation, says the extension will help the most down and out jobseekers.

This is for people who either have exhausted all their benefits or soon will. It will be paid through June 5th, so there is an element of retroactive payments for those who still have benefits available to them through this program, or who perhaps were on the program prior to it ending earlier in the year, said Cunningham.

AWI will begin taking Extended Benefits applications on Wednesday through its website, www.floridajobs.org.

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