The “drafting error” involves a fixed $600-per-week payment on the top of unemployment benefits — which are calculated using a worker’s current salary — that those who apply will receive.
In a statement, Sens. Tim Scott, R-S.C., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Ben Sasse, R-Neb., and Rick Scott, R-Fla stated. In essence, the bill could provide a “strong incentive for employees to be laid off instead of going to work” because people could make more by being unemployed than employed.
Senators explain their objections.
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On Mar 25, 20
So, I’m making $16/h in South Carolina, working 40 hours a week makes 600 dollars. If you’re unemployed, you can get up to three hundred twenty-six dollars. You get half your income so that six hundred dollar wage now becomes three hundred in unemployment.
What the federal government does is it comes in and puts six hundred in it on top of that three hundred, so now instead of making six hundred when you were working, you’re now making nine hundred not working.
How long do you stay in unemployment, if you’re making fifty percent more than you were working? The answer 16 weeks.Senator Tim Scott
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