Extended Unemployment Benefit Checks Not Yet in the Mail

The state has restored unemployment benefits for 28,000 Tennesseans who have gone without payments for as long as seven weeks, but they’ll have to wait a few more weeks before they actually see the money, reports The Tennessean.
With the stroke of a pen earlier this week, Gov. Bill Haslam revived an extended benefits program that abruptly stopped making payments in mid-April. The move allows Tennessee to retroactively disburse an estimated $59.9 million, most of it from the federal government.
But state labor officials couldn’t say when the money will start flowing, only that it won’t be immediately.
“It’s still going to take some time for us to complete the (computer) programming necessary” to reinstate the program, said Jeff Hentschel, spokesman for the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

See also, the Chattanooga Times-Free Press story on the matter.

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