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Poverty-related issues in the news, from the Institute for Research on Poverty

Day: January 15, 2021

January 15, 2021

Some jobless workers have been excluded from unemployment benefits.


When a person lives in a constant state of need, it’s often difficult to decide which hole to fill, or which fire to put out.


One in two Americans who received the first stimulus check say they’re counting on the second round of payments for financial stability, according to a new survey.


Jennifer Davis lost her job as director of catering and special events at a small restaurant chain within 15 minutes of Maryland shuttering bars and eateries in mid-March.


Out-of-work Americans are eligible for extra unemployment benefits, but many are confused by the process around collecting the money.


Jobless Americans in many states are starting to see heftier unemployment checks, thanks to the $900 billion relief package Congress approved in late December.


The think tank’s analysts say the groups that would be most affected by homelessness are those working low-wage and part-time jobs, many of them living on poverty-level wages and working jobs…


Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear ordered officials to issue one-time $400 payments to workers who didn’t get Lost Wages Assistance. Other residents will get $1,000.


The federal government has yet to approve plans in most states for giving out money that was authorized in October.