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Indiana To Reduce Extended Unemployment Benefits In April

The 10 percent cuts are slated to take effect April 8.

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A Work One office, a part of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development is reminding Hoosiers it will start reducing Hoosiers on federally extended unemployment benefits April 8.

Weekly payments of Federally Extended Unemployment Insurance benefits, also known as weeks 27-63 of benefits, will be reduced by more than 10 percent, according to the DWD.

The DWD says the cuts have been recommended by the U.S. Department of Labor, and are a result of the federal sequestration.

This reduction will remain in effect each week through the end of September 2013. Regular State Unemployment Insurance benefits or weeks 1-26 will not be affected.

Last month, the DWD unexpectedly said it would stop extended unemployment checks. After talks with the Labor Department, the state reversed its decision the same day.

Dan Goldblatt

Dan Goldblatt is the Multi-media Producer for WFIU/WTIU News. A graduate of Indiana University, he studied journalism and anthropology. He currently lives in Bloomington with his cat, June Carter.

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