The State of New York started giving $300 extra after the executive order signed by President Donald Trump, but why is it no longer being delivered?
Due to the large number of unemployed people in New York State, over 2.5 million people received their unemployment assistance in New York State. However, the executive order signed by President Donald Trump has now expired.
Signed on August 8, the president announced that the executive order providing $300 extra unemployment benefits would only last six weeks, which expired in September.
Despite this, the New York Department of Labor acknowledged that they asked the U.S. federal government for an additional $300 to continue paying unemployment benefits for one more week, a request that was denied.
Why wasn’t it authorized?
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has only approved six weeks of payments to states as part of $44 billion in federal unemployment aid that President Donald Trump made available unilaterally on August 8 amidst a standoff over a new stimulus package in Washington.
“FEMA has denied New York’s request for additional weeks of LWA funding beyond the six weeks already distributed, highlighting one of the many shortcomings of this neglected federal program,” claimed Peter Brancato, a spokesman for the state Department of Labor.
In addition, he blamed the Republicans and the Trump Administration for failing to reach an agreement on a second economic stimulus check that would help American families.