Benefits Boost: Extra $300 in Unemployment Checks Starting Next Week

By Kevin Deutsch
kdeutsch@bronxjusticenews.com

Jobless Bronx residents will begin receiving enhanced unemployment benefits starting next week—a much needed lifeline in the borough hardest hit by COVID-19.

As part of the pandemic relief legislation signed last month by President Donald Trump, New Yorkers drawing unemployment benefits will receive an additional $300 a week, for 11 weeks, in their state checks.

Recipients will also get regular unemployment benefits for an additional 11 weeks, thanks to an extension in the legislation.

For details on the new benefits, check out the Department of Labor’s Tweets.

About Kevin Deutsch 259 Articles
Kevin Deutsch is a Staff Writer for Bronx Justice News covering the criminal justice system, drugs, and DNA use by law enforcement. An award-winning journalist, Deutsch is the author of the true crime books "Pill City" and "The Triangle." He has worked on staff at the Daily News, Miami Herald, Newsday, The Palm Beach Post, and The Riverdale Press. His work has also appeared in Newsweek, Columbia Journalism Review, The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Forward, The Independent, Huffington Post, Orlando Sentinel, and the New York Post, among other publications. His numerous television appearances include spots on CNN, MSNBC, and C-SPAN's BookTV. He has also been featured in The New Yorker. A Bronx resident, Deutsch hosts the true crime podcast "A Dark Turn" on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network.