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The Perilous Mess of Applying for Unemployment Right Now

1 month ago   |   By The New Republic

Jonathan Canales has been working in service on and off since he was 17, and was a chef at an Atlanta bar called Georgia Beer Garden until about a month ago. Canales, who is 32 now, said his employers did right by the staff after closing down because of the coronavirus, quickly filing partial unemployment claims for employees at both Georgia Beer Garden and their other bar, Joystick. Canales received his approval for benefits, $365 a week, about a week later. Not too long after that, his benefits card came in the mail. The system seemed to be working. Except there was no money on the card...
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