This could be coming at just the right time for many of us. Yesterday Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that unemployed New Yorkers will begin receiving extended and expanded federal unemployment benefits starting next week.

This will be the first week these benefits can be paid under federal law. New York is able to provide these benefits immediately due to some hard work by the NY State Department of Labor to prepare for the federal government finally enacting a bill to extend unemployment programs originally included in the CARES Act that were set to expire at the end of this year.

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