Amid the pandemic-driven economic recession, fraudsters continue to find ways to scam unemployed Americans out of their money.
Gig workers and the self-employed were not paid what they were due through COVID unemployment programs in a majority of states across the country.
Before the coronavirus eliminated this family’s only source of income, they lived a typical middle-class life in a farmhouse. Now they borrow money just to eat.
And Republicans are still refusing to pass a bill to extend federal unemployment benefits and a federal moratorium on evictions.
If the benefits aren't renewed, economists say consumer spending will decline more than it did during the Great Recession.
The mandate was issued without a previous announcement from the Department of Children and Families or from the state’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis.
The plan, expected Monday afternoon, would eventually cut benefits to 70% of workers' former wages