Unemployment Benefits

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Vineland Man Convicted Of Collecting $15K In Unemployment Benefits While In Jail

A New Jersey man was convicted of fraudulently collecting unemployment benefits while he was in jail.


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3 On Your Side: Former Casino Workers Could Be Targeted As Unemployment Benefits Run Out

First they lost their jobs, now many are losing their unemployment benefits. Next, could they be targeted by scam artists? 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has a warning for former casino workers who may be struggling to remain in their homes.


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New Jersey Among Hardest Hit States By Expiring Unemployment Benefits

Democrats in the United States House Committee on Ways and Means released a report on the impact of letting the federal unemployment benefit program expire. According to that report, New Jersey will be the hardest hit per capita of any state.


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Former Marine Among Those Set To Lose Long-Term Unemployment Benefits In Budget Deal

Culbreth is hardly alone in his struggles. In Pennsylvania, nearly 500,000 people remain out of work, and out of those, the Philadelphia Unemployment Project said 87,000 are on long-term unemployment benefits.


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Advocates For Jobless Demand Extension of Federal Benefits

December 28th is the date that the federal unemployment compensation program, started during the peak of the recession, is set to expire.


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Losing Unemployment Compensation

If you are fired, are you automatically entitled to unemployment compensation? Depends how you’ve been behaving at work.


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The Job Of The Unemployed

Being unemployed has some benefits – you certainly have more time to take a vacation. But if you’re looking for actual benefits, that’s probably not a great plan.


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BLOG: 4 Tax Tips About Unemployment Benefits

By Jim Donovan:   If you received unemployment benefits this year, you must report the payments on your federal income tax return. Here are four tips from the IRS about unemployment benefits. 1. You must include […]


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Pennsylvania Intercepting Tax Returns To Recover Overpaid Unemployment Benefits

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is intercepting federal income tax refunds to recoup some of the millions of dollars paid in improper unemployment benefits.


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Pa. Jobless, Workers’ Compensation Recipients To Save Money With New Debit Cards

Benefits will stop being sent to old cards and will instead go to new cards as of March 15th.


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In Bipartisan Compromise, Congress Revamps Unemployment Benefits

Millions of Americans will continue to receive long-term unemployment benefits under legislation approved Friday in Congress, but the scope of the program is being scaled back to cover fewer people by the end of the year.


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Ackerman’s Unemployment Claim Denied By Pa. Department Of Labor

There will be NO unemployment checks for Arlene Ackerman.


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Harsh April 15th May Be Ahead for Unemployment Benefit Recipients

Laid-off workers may be getting an unpleasant surprise this month when they realize they have to pay taxes on their unemployment compensation.


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Pa. Lawmakers Strike Last-Minute Deal To Extend Jobless Benefits

Legislative leaders yesterday struck a last-minute deal on legislation that will allow Pennsylvania to qualify for an extension of federally-funded unemployment benefits for 45-thousand residents.


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New Jersey Legislation Fines Employers Up To $5,000 For Discriminating Against Unemployed

Employers in New Jersey can no longer exclude unemployed people when they advertise job vacancies.