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Missouri Unemployment Benefits Cut
The pro-employer Missouri legislature has decided that if your are unemployed, it’s because you are lazy and are just refusing to work. That’s the only possible explanation for the Missouri House passing HB 288, which reduces Missouri Unemployment Benefits from 20 weeks to 13 weeks if unemployment is below 6%, which it is now. In other words, you should just get off your lazy behind and take any job you can, rather than doing a systematic job search like you have been told to do.
Thirteen (13) weeks of benefits means that you will actually have to have a job within 7 or 8 weeks after being terminated, due to the usual start time of your new job and the delay in getting your first paycheck. In my humble opinion, this new legislation isn’t conservative – its heartless. It will make Missouri 49th in the nation in unemployment benefits!
READ THE TEXT OF THE BILL AND FOLLOW ALONG HERE:
House Bill 288
APPLY FOR MISSOURI UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS HERE:
Missouri State Unemployment Office Website
– Phil (2/24/17)
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