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Coronavirus in Texas

Hungry and homeless Texans are waiting anxiously for Congress to act. The day after Christmas, pandemic jobless aid expires.

President Donald Trump has suggested he will veto COVID-19 aid legislation, creating uncertainty about when assistance may reach Americans. Meanwhile, Texans are living in cars and the state is sitting on unspent relief money.

By Mitchell Ferman, The Texas Tribune, and Sally Beauvais, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica
Workers boarded up bars on Sixth Street in Austin after Gov. Greg Abbott closed bars in Texas for the second time in three months because of the COVID-19 pandemic on June 26, 2020.

Unemployment FAQs

  • Do I qualify for unemployment benefits?

  • What if I can’t get through to the Texas Workforce Commission?

  • How does the latest coronavirus relief package affect benefits?

  • What is a work search requirement?

  • What if my unemployment claim is denied?

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