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Bill changes unemployment benefits

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Associated Press
July 5, 2013

Bill changes unemployment benefits MADISON—Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill Friday that would increase the maximum weekly unemployment insurance payout but sets new limits on who can collect the benefits.

The bill increases the highest monthly benefit by $7 to $370. It also makes it easier for the state to recover overpayments made to the unemployed by allowing audits of beneficiaries, repeals a program that allows claimants to receive an additional 26 weeks of benefits if they’re enrolled in vocational training and bars inmates in work-release programs from collecting unemployment.



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