Facebook Google+ Pinterest By Jon Zimney – April 22, 2020 1 765 Previous articleIvy Tech offering free Patient Care Attendant courseNext articleElkhart police, fire assembling parade of lights to honor medical workers Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. $600 unemployment insurance benefits begin in Indiana Facebook Google+ (“Unemployment Office” by Bytemarks, CC BY 2.0) Hoosiers who are receiving regular unemployment insurance benefits have begun seeing the additional $600 weekly payment from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program.Vouchers must be filed each week in order to continue to receive benefits. The payments will be made through the end of July.Below are complete details sent to 95.3 MNC from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development:INDIANAPOLIS (April 21, 2020) – Hoosiers who are receiving regular unemployment insurance benefits have begun seeing the additional $600 weekly payment from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program, ahead of the announced date of April 20, according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD).Though the additional funds began arriving in some unemployment insurance accounts on Friday, the vast majority of claimants will see payments being made this week. Vouchers must be filed each week in order to continue to receive benefits. It is recommended to file the vouchers on a Tuesday or after during the week, taking the high stress off the historic traffic now hitting the DWD’s Uplink online system.The CARES Act FPUC provides those individuals with the additional $600 weekly benefit. FPUC is payable effective March 29, 2020, for any week of unemployment until July 31, 2020. DWD will pay this benefit retroactively to March 29. The $600 FPUC benefit is taxable and is subject to child support withholding.“We are pleased that we were able to start getting these payments to out-of-work Hoosiers ahead of our goal of April 20,” DWD Commissioner Fred Payne said. “This federal assistance will further help those individuals who are not working due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”To put these payments into perspective, this past weekend alone, Friday through Sunday as the FPUC payments were starting to be added, $276 million in payments were made over the three-day period. In all of 2019, $230 million was paid out through the Indiana unemployment insurance assistance program.Getting Started – 21 Days ReminderIt typically takes up to 21 days for first-time claims to be paid if there are no issues on the claim. A claimant can view their Uplink Claimant Homepage to check for issues on their claim. If there is an issue, a DWD Claims Investigator will be assigned to analyze the claim. DWD is advising claimants with issues on their claims to not contact the call center to check on the status of their claims, as that only adds to the already large volume of calls the center is experiencing.Update on Self-Employed Assistance Program – PUAAdditionally, the CARES Act Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) creates a temporary federal unemployment insurance program for individuals not otherwise eligible for UI benefits, including the self-employed, independent contractors, gig economy workers, those seeking part-time employment, and individuals lacking sufficient work history but who would be able to work and looking for work were it not due to COVID-19.PUA is not payable to individuals who have the ability to telework with pay or who are receiving paid sick leave or other paid leave benefits.The new federal program requires an entire new system to be designed and built from the ground up. DWD is integrating the new system into Uplink so that these benefits can be provided as quickly and efficiently as possible to impacted Hoosiers. PUA applications will be available in Uplink on April 24 to those who have already applied for and been denied regular UI benefits. PUA applications will be available to others as soon as they apply for and are denied regular UI. DWD will be able to begin making PUA payments in May.What is PEUC? 13 Additional WeeksIn addition to the FPUC and FPUA programs, the CARES Act also provides the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, which is an additional 13 weeks of unemployment insurance benefits once benefits are exhausted for traditional claimants. This program is not yet available. Once available, eligible claimants will access weekly vouchers through the Uplink system.Best Day to Apply?The claims week runs from Sunday through Saturday. Most claimants file their initial claims and weekly vouchers on Sunday, followed closely by Monday. Claims can be filed any day of the week, and those filing on Tuesday or after will have a faster, less congested experience filing than those who file on Sunday or Monday. The extreme high volume the beginning of each week can result in maximum capacity and speed issues. It is recommended to file mid-week through Saturday for the optimal filing experience.DWD’s current Uplink on-line system launched in 2010 and has been re-designed over the years to withstand the unprecedented volume presented by the current demand, and has met the challenge of the record amount of filings. Certain caps on the system have been put into place to limit user level at any given time. When that peak is reached, safeguards trigger a notice instructing the user visiting the site to try again later, which can be same day, or the next. As several state unemployment agencies around the country are reporting crashes to their unemployment systems due to the unprecedented demands, these preventative measures have been put in place to help protect the integrity of the Uplink system and to allow the process from successful filing to payment to continue without interruption.Since Gov. Holcomb directed all bars and restaurants to close on March 16, more than 450,000 Hoosiers have successfully filed for unemployment. Further, roughly 432,000 unemployment insurance claims have been paid for the two-week period of April 1-14, and that number continues to rise, and will do so at a greater pace with the addition of the CARES Act additional benefits.A record 22 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits in the four weeks through April 11. With so many individuals across the country out of work, states are seeing an increase in attempts to defraud their unemployment systems.Fraud WarningAnyone purposely or intentionally providing false information, misrepresenting the truth, or failing to provide full information in making a selection or completing this claim for benefits is committing fraud. If anyone is found to have committed fraud, they will be ineligible for any benefits, and DWD will institute collections proceedings against them to recover any benefits obtained through fraud. They also may be subject to federal and state criminal prosecution.New Videos ReleasedDWD has released a new set of simple how-to videos to assist the user experience for claimants. The new video collection can be found here: https://on.in.gov/uivids.The most up-to-date information on the new UI programs can be found at www.Unemployment.IN.gov. CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter
President Joe Biden has ordered the Department of Justice to end its reliance on private prisons and acknowledge the central role the government has played implementing discriminatory housing policies. Biden signed a series of orders and memorandums Tuesday to spotlight the new administration’s effort to make combating racial injustice a central focus of his presidency. The new orders will recommit the federal government to respect tribal sovereignty and disavow discrimination against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community over COVID-19. President Donald Trump frequently used xenophobic language in public comments when referring to the coronavirus.
Over the last few weeks, the NAFCU Compliance team has received several questions about NCUA’s lending compensation rules related to senior management officials. While this blog will highlight some of NCUA’s current guidance, there is much room for improvement and NCUA’s recent advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) seeks to do exactly that. NAFCU is planning to submit comments to the proposal and would like your help! With that said, what is this rule about anyway?Section 701.21(c)(8) of NCUA’s rules and regulations generally prohibits officials and employees of a federally-insured credit union, or their immediate family members, from receiving, “directly or indirectly, any commission, fee, or other compensation in connection with any loan made by the credit union.” That being said, the rule does not prohibit credit unions from paying an incentive or bonus to an employee in connection with loans made by the credit union provided that the board of directors establishes written policies and internal controls in connection with such incentives and monitors compliance with such policies at least monthly. See, 12 C.F.R. § 701.21(c)(8)(iii)(C). It is important to note, however, that this exception does not apply to “senior management employees,” which the rule defines as “the credit union’s chief executive officer…any assistant chief executive officers…and the chief financial officer.” See, 12 C.F.R. § 701.21(c)(8)(ii). ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
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