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N.Y. to avoid gap in unemployment benefits

N.Y. to avoid gap in unemployment benefits
Gov. Cuomo said Tuesday that the state is prepared to provide the additional $300 in weekly benefits approved by Congress without any delay despite President Trump waiting until the 11th hour to sign the COVID relief measure.

ALBANY — Out-of-work New Yorkers don’t have to worry about a lapse in benefits as the state prepares to dole out extended federal unemployment funds beginning next week.“This pandemic has created an unprecedented economic crisis, and New Yorkers have waited in uncertainty for far too long,” the governor said in a statement.“The extension of these federal unemployment benefits is a lifeline for many New Yorkers, and we will continue to do everything we can to bring relief to those who remain unemployed due to this unprecedented pandemic,” Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon said.9 million unemployed New Yorkers during the COVID crisis.

Cuomo also reminded New Yorkers Tuesday that workers can begin reaping the benefits of the state’s expanded sick leave laws starting on Jan 1.“Now, as we continue to beat back COVID and build a stronger New York, we are expanding this fundamental right to all New Yorkers.

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