President’s delay in signing COVID-19 relief bill could impact NJ residents

The second round of stimulus checks was included in the relief bill which Congress passed last Tuesday. But those benefits expired Saturday night and Trump signed it the next day.

News 12 Staff

Dec 29, 2020, 3:59 AM

Updated 1,273 days ago

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President Donald Trump’s delay in signing $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill could impact New Jersey residents.
The second round of stimulus checks was included in the relief bill which Congress passed last Tuesday. But those benefits expired Saturday night and Trump signed it the next day.
Because of that lapse in coverage, more than 500,000 state residents could miss a week of unemployment along with 14 million people across the country.
So, will you get that money or is it lost?
"You'll still get them, but there's going to be a gap, a potential gap. And that's a Washington matter," Gov. Phil Murphy explained.
Here's what the new legislation does: It expands jobless benefits into March and it revives supplemental federal unemployment benefits at $300 per week instead of the $600 per week that expired back in July.
The legislation also provides $600 in direct payments to people making up to $75,000 and $1,200 to couples making up to $150,000 along with $600 per dependent child.


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