This would be great - although I have grown very accustomed to the $600/week.
Will Washington allow the Federal unemployment benefit checks to end on July 31? High unemployment, a new surge in the COVID virus, and the coming November election make it likely that at least a scaled down version will replace the current benefit.
Though the proposal itself is set to expire on July 31, it provides for an extension that would be automatic if the President were to declare a new pandemic emergency anytime afterward. It also sets tier levels for each state, based on the prevailing rate of unemployment. That can be anywhere from below 5.5% for Tier I states, to above 9.5% for Tier VI states.
Workers in Tiers IV, V, and VI states will receive $450 in federal unemployment benefits, in addition to their regular state benefits, for 13 weeks. After that, they’ll continue to receive $300 per week for as long as their states remain in their respective tiers.