District of Columbia Changes Statement on Unemployment Benefits for Non-Residents

April 17, 2009

The District of Columbia has retracted its statement that non-residents would receive lower emergency unemployment benefits than DC residents. We had blogged about the disparity here, but that passage has been removed from the web site of the DC Department of Employment Services, and an official there has confirmed by phone to an applicant that the offending passage resulted from a misinterpretation of unemployment insurance laws.

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