Preserving States’ Roles in Overseeing Unemployment Programs
Unemployment programs were meant to be administered by states, not dictated by the federal government. With FGA’s reforms, states can preserve their role in a program that should be a path to reemployment, not a perpetual government benefit that traps people in dependency and disincentivizes work.
How Indexing Unemployment Benefits Can Help States Weather Economic Downturns
The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on America with the loss of lives, severe illness, and some of the worst unemployment the country has ever seen. Lives were changed almost overnight. People could no longer visit loved ones in nursing homes. Weddings, graduations, anniversaries, and even funerals were postponed or canceled. To help fight COVID-19, […]READ MORE
Top Five Unemployment Insurance Fraud Schemes—And How to Stop Them
The unemployment system has long been plagued by waste, fraud, and abuse. But through pandemic-related federal programs, Congress has only made fraud more lucrative and easier to commit. Congress expanded unemployment program eligibility, extended program duration, and even provided a bonus on top of state-paid benefits—making fraud pay better than ever. To make matters worse, […]READ MORE
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