Indiana workers won a lawsuit against the governor for ending pandemic unemployment compensation early, resulting in a ruling that requires the state to continue paying the bonus federal benefits.
Oscar Gonzalez, Laura Michelle Davis
June 29, 2021
Less than a week after ending the enhanced federal unemployment early, a state court judge ruled that Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb must continue participating in the programs.
Among 26 other states, Indiana chose to stop the enhanced benefits — which include $300 weekly bonus checks and coverage for freelancers — this summer, before their federal expiration on Sept. 6. The ruling stated that