July 17, 2021

Indiana restarts federal unemployment benefit payments to workers affected by COVID pandemic following court order

Indiana restarts federal unemployment benefit payments to workers affected by COVID pandemic following court order


INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana has resumed making $300 federal unemployment payments to workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic, after a court ordered it to do so.

Regina Ashley, the chief unemployment insurance and workforce solutions officer at the state Department of Workforce Development, said during a news conference that the agency issued 25,000 payments totaling more than $33 million on Friday and expects to make thousands of additional payments in the coming days.

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They are the first payments made since mid-June and will be retroactive to the work week that ended June 25.

They come more than a month into a legal battle over the state’s participation in federal programs that expanded unemployment benefits during the pandemic.

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