Kansas jobless start getting extra $600

Kansas Department of Labor starts to process increased unemployment benefits from federal coronavirus stimulus packages.


State News

April 24, 2020 - 3:01 PM

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — After weeks of delays, the Kansas Department of Labor has started to process claims for an extra $600 in weekly unemployment benefits generated from federal coronavirus stimulus packages.

Gov. Laura Kelly said Thursday that the delay in fulfilling claims was due to an error in the department’s processing system, the Lawrence Journal-World reports. The system has been beset with problems keeping up with the demand. 

“This is welcome news for unemployed Kansans who need assistance immediately,” Kelly said.

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