As sequestration sets in like cracks in the sidewalk, the realities of its impact upon government employees and Americans nationwide is becoming clearer. One such reality? The reduction in unemployment benefits for thousands of Pennsylvanians, beginning next month. With a 10% cut to unemployment benefits, those affected can expect to see a reduction anywhere from $7-$61, contingent upon the amount of their check.
According to a representative from the Department of Labor and Industry, those who’ve been on unemployment for over 26 weeks should expect to see the reduction. In fact, 26 weeks is the cut-off: anyone receiving compensation checks for unemployment for less than that period of time will go on receiving their benefits without disruption. The state of Pennsylvania has begun notifying those who will be impacted by the change caused by sequestration.
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Sequestration Cuts to Reduce Unemployment Benefits for Thousands in PA