Pa. slashing workers' unemployment checks after paying them double by mistake
PHILADELPHIA — Majid Ali spent months shouldering mounting bills before finally receiving unemployment benefits.The $195 a week was a relief to the behavioral health specialist, who was furloughed when Philadelphia schools shut down. Ali, 57, quickly spent the money to catch up on car payments, cable bills, and other expenses once he got paid in June.Then Ali got more bad news.In July, state officials at the Department of Labor and Industry said that due to their own error, Ali was issued “duplicate payments” of benefits, and they needed to recover the extra money. For the next eight weeks, Al...
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