New Federal Law (CARES Act and "Lost Wages" Executive Order) and Unemployment

Greater Boston Legal Services and Massachusetts Law Reform Institute

Information on all the new Unemployment Insurance programs established under the Federal CARES Act of March, 2020, including eligiblity requiriements and benefit amounts and guidance on how to apply.  Also includes information on the $300 in additional weekly benefits under President Trump's "Lost Wages" Executive Order. Updated 11/18/2020

For additional information about unemployment as Massachusetts "reopens", see this fact sheet:

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