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State reduces unemployment benefits to strengthen trust fund

Since June 2010, eligible unemployment insurance claimants supporting minor children have been receiving $15 per child, to a maximum of $50, as a dependent allowance added to their weekly unemployment benefit amount.
Those dependent allowance payments will end soon as a result of legislation signed by Governor Bill Haslam that becomes effective July 1, 2013.
In 2009 Tennessee received one-time federal funds in the amount of $141,808,031 as an incentive grant under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to strengthen the rapidly depleting Trust Fund and continue providing unemployment insurance payments, including the dependent benefit.
Those provisions were ...


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