US: Millions come to end of welfare benefit road as three federal programs end

Source: KARE 11 News

“For the past year and a half, workers have dealt with losing income due to the pandemic. Now three federal benefit programs have expired over the Labor Day weekend. The programs included Pandemic Unemployment Assistance for workers (self-employed, gig workers) not usually eligible for unemployment insurance and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation which provided assistance for those who were still jobless when they exhausted their state benefits. Millions will also lose an extra $300 dollars per week through the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program.” (09/06/21)