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DES: Keep filing unemployment papers

The Department of Economic Security is encouraging Arizonans receiving unemployment benefits to continue checking in and filing paperwork as normal, despite a hold on federal benefits.

Congress recessed for a two-week Easter break last week without extending federal unemployment benefits. That means federal money runs out on April 5.

DES spokesman Steve Meissner says the lapse will affect all 172,000 Arizonans receiving unemployment checks. Some will see their checks reduced and others who have been unemployed longer won’t get checks at all.

Meissner says people receiving jobless benefits should continue checking in weekly with DES, as they are already required to do. They should also continue filing paperwork for new levels of benefits.

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