Democrat and Republican negotiators are said to be closing in on a new package, but there remains some uncertainty over the eligibility for direct payments.
Research finds no correlation between the generosity of unemployment benefits and job finding.
There is another subtle reason to be wary of calls to "defund the police."
If you're unsure of how to claim unemployment benefits, Newsweek has you covered.
The benefits can be used to purchase food.
A secretive group released a flock of pigeons donning MAGA hats on Tuesday to coincide with the 2020 Democratic Debate and Trump's visit to Las Vegas. Animal rights groups say the stunt is "cruel" and "absurd."
The proposed rule change is expected to increase the number of disability reviews and cut benefit payouts by more than $2 billion.
"I could say 'I'm sorry' but it wouldn't mean anything because tomorrow I'm just going to get out and get my drugs."
"Unfortunately, automatic eligibility has expanded to allow even millionaires and others who simply receive a TANF-funded brochure to become eligible for SNAP when they clearly don't need it."
"Our findings suggest work requirements may increase the risk that families with working adults will lose access to nutrition, health care, housing, and cash assistance benefits if these policies do not account for scheduling practices prevalent in the low-wage job market," said the report.
Some low-wage workers are reluctant to accept promotions or raises because it will reduce their amount of government housing assistance and make it harder to make ends meet.
One in seven immigrants avoided public benefit programs in 2018 out of fear of risking future green card status, the Urban Institute found in a report out Wednesday morning.
"There's not the same kind of stigma. And, you know, I'm not saying that there should be, but there should be some desire to not have to take a handout," Trish Regan said.
After instituting a $1.5 trillion tax cut, the Senate majority leader said Tuesday that the only way to lower the record-high federal deficit would be to cut entitlement programs.
"It's worse than a child, you've relegated them to the status of a pet."
The sheriff's office used a helicopter and 40 deputies to detain protesters.
Animal rights groups have expressed increasing concern about the amendment.
The 42-year-old lives with his wife and three children.
The president previously suggested people on welfare were better off than some who work three jobs.
The Florida senator says that increased deficit spending will require cuts to entitlements.
You now have to be atheist to get social assistance.
With the travel ban and border wall stalled, Trump turns to cruelty to keep immigrants out.