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Wisconsin signs $17M contract to update unemployment system

Wisconsin has entered into a nearly $17 million, multi-year contract with software development company Flexion to update the antiquated system for paying unemployment claims that was overwhelmed last year during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the state announced Wednesday.

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Following denials, laid-off Wisconsin workers with disabilities now eligible for federal pandemic aid

By Bram Sable-Smith Wisconsin Public Radio Possibly hundreds of laid-off Wisconsin workers with disabilities can now obtain the sort of federal aid that other unemployed workers have been able to receive during the pandemic. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development said this week it would begin offering Pandemic Unemployment Assistance — an offering under Congress’ disaster stimulus bill — to ...

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‘It doesn’t look like there’s an end in sight to this’: Pandemic drags on as $600 unemployment lifeline nears expiration

Will Cioci Wisconsin Watch Amy Moreland, a bartender in Madison who has been out of work since mid-March, immediately applied for state unemployment insurance after losing her job and eventually started receiving an extra $600 per week from the federal CARES Act stimulus package — atop her $114 a week in state aid. Now, this federal benefit is scheduled to ...

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Hearing to focus on state’s handling of unemployment claims

Wisconsin has a new system in place to speed up the payment of $600 weekly federal unemployment benefits, the head of the state Department of Workforce Development said Wednesday, before a legislative hearing to examine how the state has handled claims during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Laid-off workers could be looking at stricter jobless-benefits rules

Stricter rules for those collecting jobless benefits could soon be coming down the road. The state Senate Committee on Labor and Regulatory Reform held a public hearing this week on a bill that would make it easier for the state’s Department of Workforce Development to collect debt related to jobless benefits and add more ways for claimants to be disqualified from receiving ...

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