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Today we highlight our latest examination of frustrations for Wisconsinites with disabilities who are seeking jobless benefits.
Bram Sable-Smith, of WPR and Wisconsin Watch, previously reported on a 2013 Wisconsin law that state officials said prevented laid-off workers receiving Social Security Disability Insurance from getting state unemployment insurance. The state was denying them federal pandemic aid too, citing reasoning that some unemployment law experts criticized. The state reversed that policy last month, but many remain in limbo. One northern Wisconsin woman finally retroactively received six month of benefits, but only after a four-month wait — capped by two weeks of phone calls, technology glitches and 32 emails to agency administrators.
See our full coverage of Wisconsin’s struggles to deliver on unemployment during the pandemic here.
Dentists alter procedures as oral care resumes during COVID-19 — Wisconsin State Journal
Wisconsin removed from Chicago quarantine order after drop in daily cases — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
AP survey: States uncommitted to Trump’s unemployment boost — Associated Press
How COVID-19 will change school busing — Janesville Gazette
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