New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says there will be no lag in unemployment benefits in the state in spite of President Trump’s delay in signing a COVID relief bill that extended benefits.

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Cuomo says the state Labor Department prepared for a potential problem and took proactive steps to make sure benefits didn’t skip a week.

The benefits include the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation that provides New Yorkers receiving unemployment benefits an additional 300-dollar weekly payment.

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The Goveror says New yorkers may be eligible for an additional 100-dollars a week through the Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation program. That plan is for individuals who earned at least five-thousand dollars a year in self-employment income but are disqualified from getting larger Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. The state Department of Labor will provide more information as it becomes available.

Updates and answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the Labor Department website at www.labor.ny.gove.

Officials remind residents that unemployed New Yorkers must continue to certify to receive benefits.

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