Mainers Have Several Questions About Lewiston Restaurant Sign
Governor's in Lewiston has people shaking their heads and saying, 'What?'
Governor's is right - this IS a win win!
The sign says:
WIN - WIN $ $ $
WORK HERE PART-TIME STILL GET UNEMPLOYMENT
Melanie snapped this photo up in Lewiston and people are confused. Some responses to her Facebook post include, 'Huh', 'WTF'...
But it's true. According to the Maine Department of Labor website:
NEW FEDERAL PROGRAM UPDATE: Congress enacted, and Maine opted in to new temporary federal unemployment programs created by the CARES Act. U.S. DOL released program guidance and the Maine Department of Labor (MDOL) is working to implement them quickly as possible. Once the new programs are in
place, claims filed will be processed retroactively to the dates in the law.
- Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) rolled out April 16 and provides an additional $600 in weekly benefits for those already receiving unemployment benefits.
- Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) opened for applications May 1. Program provides unemployment for those who are not eligible for regular unemployment including the self-employed and other categories of workers not typically able to receive unemployment and directly affected by COVID-19.
- Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) launched the week of June 29th. It offers up to 13 more weeks of unemployment to those who’ve already exhausted their benefits.
Some think that the generous unemployment is preventing people from working. Do you think that's true?