Many NJ workers still waiting for unemployment benefits to be paid

In the 40 weeks since COVID-19 hit, more than $20 billion has been paid out

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is haggling with Democrats over expanding pandemic relief checks to $2,000, even as the Treasury Department begins sending the previously approved $600 payments.

The U.S. Department of Labor assured workers receiving federal COVID-19-related benefits that they would not see a lapse in benefits this week, but that doesn’t mean much to the thousands of New Jersey residents still waiting months to see a penny in unemployment benefits. Correspondent Raven Santana reports.