Unemployment Benefits

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Wife Pleads Guilty To Collecting $58K In Unemployment For Jailed Husband

A Somerville woman has pleaded guilty to charges that she collected more than $58,000 in unemployment benefits on her husband’s behalf while he was behind bars.


$73 bill from 1976 for unemployment benefits.

New Jersey Wants Mass. Woman To Pay $73 Debt From 1976

An Amesbury woman who is from the Garden State got a $73 bill for unemployment benefits that Jersey says it overpaid her 36 years ago.


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Sen. Brown Slams House GOP Vote Against Tax Cut Extension

U.S. Sen. Scott Brown criticized fellow Republicans in the House of Representatives for voting against legislation that would have prevented a Social Security payroll tax increase for 160 million workers on Jan. 1.


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Gov. Patrick Signs Bill To Help Unemployed

Gov. Deval Patrick has signed legislation to ensure unemployed workers who exhaust their state benefits remain eligible for federally-funded benefit extensions.


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Kerry, Brown Support Tax Compromise

Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown say they will support a tax deal negotiated by President Barack Obama.


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Keller @ Large: Narcissistic Boomer Pols

I do know this — we’re being governed by Baby Boomers, a generation of politicians whose self-esteem far outstrips any proof of their competence.


Boston Business Journal: Unemployment Benefits Expiring

The long-term unemployed – people who have been out of work for up to 99 weeks – are about to lose their benefits.


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Mass. Unemployment Site Crashes Again

She doesn’t like it, but since an insurance company laid her off in July, Mary Ann Taylor visits the state’s unemployment website every Sunday to file her claim for benefits. But this Sunday, there was a problem.