What If I Have A Claim Balance Remaining After September 4th When 2021 Unemployment Benefit Extensions For PUA, PEUC and $300 Weekly Boost End

With unemployment benefit extensions set to expire after the week ending September 4th in states that didn’t end pandemic benefits early, many are asking what will happen to their active claim balance if they have weeks left. The answer unfortunately is that the balance will expire or remain unused unless …

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Pending Unemployment Benefits To Be Paid Conditionally

In response to ongoing delays in making timely unemployment benefits payments, California’s Unemployment Agency – The Employment Development Department (EDD) – has announced that it will begin paying unemployment insurance benefits for claimants whose payments have been pending for at least two weeks. While this currently only being done for …

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Still Waiting For IRS on Refund or Stimulus Payment? Join the Queue as Delays Likely to Persist – Latest Updates

[Updates from latest GAO report] The anger and resentment is building up across millions of American tax payers who have been waiting weeks, if not months, to get their overdue IRS refunds and/or stimulus payments. The IRS recently reported that they still have nearly 16 million unprocessed individual returns, which …

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Will The Debt Ceiling be Raised and Who’s to Blame for This Mess – Republicans or Democrats? 2021 Update

Raising the debt ceiling has come to center stage again in Washington D.C. as Senate Republicans threatened to vote against an increase or suspension to the debt ceiling unless Congress first agrees to new spending cuts or other measures, to counteract President Biden massive spending bills. The debt ceiling takes …

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Opt-Out For Monthly Child Tax Credit Payment Or Your 2021 Refund Could be Lower in 2022

Like millions of American households, I got my monthly advance CTC payment deposited in my bank account today! For most this is awesome news because there were genuine concerns that there could be long delays with the IRS making these ARPA funded payments. You can see more on the Advanced …

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$500 Stimulus Tax Credit For Adult and Other Dependents (Over 17 or 18) Who Don’t Qualify For Child Tax Credit

With payment of the expanded and advance Child Tax Credit (CTC) underway, many parents and guardians with dependents over 18 are feeling like they are missing out on the government largesse going to children. But there is some relief for this group, beyond what was provided in the last round …

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States Being Sued For Ending Federal Unemployment Benefits Early With Some Being Forced to Reinstate Following Successful Legal Challenges, Medical Constraints and Delta COVID strain

Many of the states that ended federally funded unemployment benefits early (see full list) are now facing several legal challenges that has meant a reconsideration of the early termination and in some cases a continuation of benefits past the state Governor’s prescribed early end date. The general argument’s being put …

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