Alert: Tier Five possible after all?

Thanks to the excellent 99ers forum thread on Unemployed Friends, we’ve learned that Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow is proposing a Tier Five of 20 weeks in S. 3706: The Americans Want To Work Act

This tier would not issue retroactive payments (99ers would start receiving benefits once the tier became active) and the same job search requirements would apply. The Act also extends payroll tax breaks for employers hiring the unemployed.

Again, many thanks to the Unemployed Friends forum for bringing this to the foreground. We encourage you to visit UF for its excellent resources and current information, as well as for the invaluable solidarity and advice on many topics affecting the unemployed.


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  1. Have we given up on the Tier 5 issue. Desperate. Still unemployed and have been unable to find and leads. I’ve tried everything.

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