|Florida to pay thousands of held-up jobless claims|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
TALLAHASSEE — Thousands of unemployed Floridians whose benefit checks have been held up by the state’s troubled new system will soon get their payments.
State officials announced Saturday that the U.S. Department of Labor has given the state permission to pay any jobless claims that have been delayed for more than seven days.
“This step should serve as a great relief for claimants who have faced hardships due to technical problems with the system,” said Jesse Panuccio, executive director of the Department of Economic Opportunity in a statement.
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