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Unemployed Workers With Mixed Incomes Could Soon Get An Extra $100 Per Week

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Self-employed workers caught in a loophole that leaves them with artificially low unemployment benefits could soon get an extra $100 per week from the new COVID relief bill passed by Congress.

Lawmakers say the money is needed to address shortcomings in the unemployment system for workers with multiple gigs. Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) said:

“It's a bit less than what we had originally. But given how scarce resources were in this compromise bill, we were lucky to have it included at all.”

However, some L.A. freelancers say the temporary $100 weekly boost won’t make up for nine months of paltry benefits.

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