An estimated 2.2 million Californian workers could lose benefits.
SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — Pandemic unemployment benefits are expiring this weekend for more than two million Californians. The federal money that paid for extra benefits is ending.
The benefits expire on September 4, including $300 in weekly payments under Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation.
Unemployment money for gig workers, and self-employed workers is also expiring, as well as extended weeks of unemployment benefits under Pandemic Extended Unemployment Compensation.
“All programs, federally funded, are coming to an end whether you have a job or not,” said an unemployed worker from El Cajon, who asked to remain anonymous.
She lost her job in 2020 due to the pandemic.
“I am already using my savings to offset my living bills. And as of September 4, I have zero income,” she said.
Many Californians will lose their benefits because they already have exhausted their 26 weeks of state unemployment benefits.
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