Federal Unemployment Benefits Set to Expire Affecting Jobless Workers and Families


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The Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program will be expiring on December 29. This will affect 1.3 million workers to lose their federal unemployment benefits.

Unemployment benefits are proven anti-poverty strategies. But, it seems low-income jobless workers and their families will be hit hard because the expiration of the EUC program arrives shortly after the end of the 2009 Recovery Act's temporary boost to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.


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