The House passes the 2010 Unemployment Benefits Extensions easily today. Just moments ago, the House did what the Senate couldn’t do in over a month and a half-and that was come to a quick resolution by passing the Unemployed aid that a reported 2.5 million jobless Americans desperately need.
Now all that is left for the bill to become law is a signature from President Barack Obama. That signature is expected today at some point-and that would officially make the 2010 Unemployment Benefits Extensions law.
What happens now that the House has passed the 2010 Unemployment Extensions? Those who have been without aid since the June 2, 2010 lapse will receive retroactive pay. How will that retroactive pay work? Retroactive pay will vary from state to state. In my state of Indiana, a statement has already been posted that informs jobless Americans that the system will need to be reprogrammed. The Indiana Unemployment website also says that the jobless may be waiting as long as 2 weeks to receive benefits while the reprogramming takes place. So if you are jobless and looking for a quick resolution, you probably won’t be satisfied with the amount of time it takes to get your specific retroactive pay. It appears the earliest many jobless Americans will receive retroactive pay will be early next week. That’s if President Barack Obama does sign the 2010 Unemployment Benefits Extensions into law today.
The good news for now is that aid is on the way for some 2.5 million unemployed citizens who have lost jobs through no fault of their own. The lengthy Senate delay finally ended yesterday when the official vote moved the bill forward to the House. The House quickly passed the 2010 Unemployment Extensions. All the 2010 Unemployment Extension legislation needed was a simple majority vote. The vote was well past the 218 mark needed in a matter of minutes. Since the House passed this issue quickly, jobless Americans will get aid and retroactive pay more quickly. Jobless Americans could not have afforded another long battle in the House that equaled the horrible Senate delay.
It’s nice to know that so many jobless Americans will be helped soon. It’s also horrific to know that so many other jobless Americans have been crushed financially and emotionally by the lengthy Senate delay on the 2010 Unemployment Extensions. The House didn’t waste nearly the amount of time coming to a consensus-or at least a majority opinion. Now President Barack Obama will do the final hours and many benefits will be restored.