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FOX6NOW: Wisconsin department says ‘misunderstanding’ about unemployment law could lead to discrimination

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Recently, there has been some confusion about Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. PUA is the additional $600 per week the federal government is paying in unemployment assistance, even to people who typically do not qualify for state unemployment benefits.  However, Wisconsin was one of two states that had a blanket ban prohibiting SSDI Recipients from receiving this regular unemployment compensation. The Department of Workforce Development reversed its position, but has not received guidance from the Department of Labor's national office. 

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