Fedor Statement on Court Ruling Upholding End of Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation
Today, state Senator Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) issued the following statement after the Franklin County Court of Commons Pleas issued a ruling to uphold Governor DeWine’s decision to end the supplemental $300 federal unemployment benefit. These supplemental payments are also known as the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program (FPUC).
“I strongly disagree with the court’s decision to uphold the termination of the $300 additional weekly federal unemployment payments. People can barely access the money they are owed, and many are waiting months to receive their payments – no one is getting rich off of unemployment. Ohioans count on this extra boost to recover from last year’s shutdown, which is why the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program has been a boon to Ohio’s economic recovery. Ending the program at a time when the virus is still surging and so many are still struggling is a slap in the face to workers and families. It is sad to see a political statement take precedence over Ohioans’ lives and wellbeing. For God’s sake, have a heart.”