Kansans in need can receive extended unemployment benefits

June 19, 2020 - 6:37 pm

Kansans struggling to find work amid the coronavirus pandemic can receive unemployment for 13 more weeks. 
The Kansas Department of Labor announced Thursday that the state has qualified for a program that provides federal reimbursement for extended benefits during periods of high unemployment. 

Workers must have exhausted regular unemployment insurance benefits to qualify. 

New data released Friday shows Kansas has at least 12,059 coronavirus cases, up 3% or 378 cases from Wednesday. The state health department also said the number of COVID-19 deaths rose by seven to 254.

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