A spokesman says Pennsylvania officials should know more Friday about how soon people eligible for the unemployment extension can expect benefits.
KYW’s Tony Romeo reports that late Thursday, Troy Thompson – spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, said his agency was still working on its plan to resume payment of benefits.:
“A ballpark figure of our estimate [is] we would hope to pay people within a week to two weeks, depending upon their situation.”
A month ago, the Labor and Industry Department had encouraged the 100,000 Pennsylvania residents who lost unemployment benefits to keep filing claims so they could be processed as quickly as possible when an extension was passed.