These States Are Ending COVID Unemployment Benefits Early

You could be losing your $300 weekly check in just a few weeks.

Throughout much of the COVID pandemic, unemployed people have been receiving additional financial aid on top of standard unemployment checks. But if you're one of the millions of unemployed people living in the U.S., you might have to prepare to lose the extra $300 checks in the next few weeks. Nearly half of U.S. states have announced that they will be ending these COVID unemployment benefits early.

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In accordance with the American Rescue Plan passed in March, unemployed people were supposed to continue receiving $300 weekly bonus checks on top of the money they were receiving for unemployment until Sept. 6. Now, 24 states and counting are removing these benefits months early. The financial assistance will not only be stripped away from people who are unemployed, but also from those who are self-employed.

According to CNN, people collecting regular state unemployment benefits—which generally last up to 26 weeks—will still receive those payments but will not get the additional $300. Meanwhile, people in the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation programs will lose all their benefits, CNN reports.

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On May 21, as state governors continued to announce they were ending the COVID financial assistance early, a federal administration official told CNN there's nothing the federal government or Department of Labor can do to combat these states' decisions. Per the official, the Labor Department exhausted its options, leaving it unable to pay out the extra $300 a week in the states that are ending the benefits.

States are ending this financial assistance program early at dates from June 12 to July 10. Read on to see if your state will be cutting off these benefits, and when you should prepare to see significantly reduced funds.

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Alabama

Aerial view of downtown Mobile, Alabama urban waterfront at sunrise
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Ending June 19

2
Alaska

cityscape photo of mountains, buildings, and a river in Anchorage, Alaska
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Ending June 12

3
Arizona

cityscape photo of downtown Chandler, Arizona
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Ending July 10

4
Arkansas

Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA town skyline from above at dawn.
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Ending June 26

5
Florida

cityscape photo of Daytona Beach, Florida in the afternoon
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Ending June 26

6
Georgia

historic district, savannah, Georgia, skyline
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Ending June 27

7
Idaho

boise idaho
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Ending June 19

8
Indiana

Landscape photo of Brown County State Park, Indiana
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Ending June 19

9
Iowa

cityscape photo of the downtown area of Des Moines, Iowa
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Ending June 12

10
Mississippi

The skyline of Jackson, Mississippi at dusk
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Ending June 12

11
Missouri

pond in a garden with autumn trees in St. Louis, Missouri
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Ending June 12

12
Montana

glaciers and a meadow in Glacier National Park, Montana at dusk
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Ending June 27

13
Nebraska

Downtown Omaha Nebraska Drone Photo
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Ending June 19

14
New Hampshire

Etna New Hampshire
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Ending June 19

15
North Dakota

cityscape photo of shop, railroad track, and train in downtown Fargo, North Dakota in the snow
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Ending June 19

16
Ohio

Ohio
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Ending June 26

17
Oklahoma

city skyline of downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Ending June 26

18
South Carolina

greenville, south carolina, city view
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Ending June 26

19
South Dakota

cityscape photo of downtown Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Ending June 26

20
Tennessee

cityscape photo of Nashville, Tennessee at dusk
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Ending July 3

21
Texas

city skyline of Dallas, Texas at dusk
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Ending June 26

22
Utah

city skyline of downtown Salt Lake City, Utah at dusk
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Ending June 26

23
West Virginia

city skyline and river in downtown Charleston, West Virginia at dusk
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Ending June 19

24
Wyoming

cityscape photos of stores and empty street in downtown Jackson Hole, Wyoming at night
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Ending June 19

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Allie Hogan
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