Wisconsin Senate passes bipartisan unemployment bill

The Wisconsin Senate has approved a bipartisan bill designed to begin updating the state’s antiquated unemployment insurance system that Gov. Tony Evers has blamed for causing delays in the processing of claims filed during the coronavirus pandemic.

DWD begins distributing $300 in additional unemployment payments

The additional Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation payments were made available through the Continued Assistance for Unemployed Workers Act, which extends some benefits originally passed in the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act of 2020.

DWD launches extended benefits program

Wisconsinites who have run through their regular employment insurance benefits and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation can now apply for extended benefits, which would provide up to 13 additional weeks of unemployment payment.