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  • 25K Nevadans notified of ending jobless benefits

    December 28, 2012 4:07 AM

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nearly 25,000 Nevadans are being notified that their jobless benefits will be cut off after this week unless Congress acts by Tuesday to extend federal emergency unemployment compensation. State officials say another 1,000 people each week stand to lose their jobless benefits if the program... more »
  • New Iberia Budget Cuts: Layoffs and Reduced Benefits for City Employees

    October 30, 2012 11:17 PM

    The City of New Iberia will lay off nine city workers because of budget cuts. In all they've reduced the 2013 budget by six million dollars and the council approved the budget Tuesday night in a four to three vote. "Y'all laying off other people when what we should... more »
  • Veterans Benefits Registration

    July 30, 2012 9:43 AM

    Congressman Jeff Landry's Veterans Benefits Registration Event will be today starting at 10am. The registration will last until 6pm at the American Legion Hall, 300 Veterans Drive, in Breaux Bridge. This registration will provide a true count of the veterans in this area. "As a veteran, I have personally... more »
  • Woman charged in theft of late mother's benefits

    May 8, 2012 6:33 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Gretna woman has been charged with fraudulently receiving more than $173,000 in Social Security Administration benefits intended for her late mother. A court filing Monday charges 75-year-old Shirley Bunda with theft of government funds. Federal prosecutors in New Orleans say Bunda, who shared a joint... more »
  • La. man pleads guilty to stealing $42K in benefits

    February 9, 2012 9:33 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - An Opelousas man has pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining disability insurance benefits from the Social Security Administration. Forty-six-year-old Kevin V. Leday faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison following his guilty plea Wednesday in Lafayette to theft and fraud charges. Federal prosecutors say Leday... more »
  • Should Agents Killed in Ville Platte Get Special Death Benefits

    June 10, 2011 11:20 PM

    A Louisiana lawmaker wants to make death benefits available for State employees killed in the line of duty, such as the two insurance investigators killed Tuesday in Ville Platte. There's no doubt Tuesday's double-murder suicide still weighs heavily on the small town of Ville Platte. Many residents now turning... more »
  • More People Applied for Unemployment Benefits

    April 28, 2011 8:59 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - More people sought unemployment benefits last week, the second rise in three weeks, a sign the job market's recovery is slow and uneven. Applications for unemployment benefits jumped 25,000 to a seasonally adjusted 429,000 for the week ending April 23, the Labor Department said Thursday. That's the... more »
  • More People Applied for Jobless Benefits Last Week

    December 2, 2010 9:07 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but the broader trend in layoffs points to a slowly healing job market. The Labor Department says new claims for unemployment aid rose last week by a seasonally adjusted 26,000 to 436,000. The previous week's claims were revised up... more »
  • State Workers Charged With Theft of More than $50,000 in Food Stamp Benefits

    August 11, 2010 11:18 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A sixth defendant has pleaded guilty in the federal government's ongoing investigation into disaster food stamp fraud. Dorothy Reedom, who had worked for the Department of Social Services' Office of Family Support in St. Mary Parish, pleaded guilty Monday to theft of public money, property or... more »
  • Filing Extension of Unemployment Benefits Goes Into Effect

    July 23, 2010 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Letters will be going out beginning Monday to more than 15,000 Louisianians who may be eligible for extended unemployment benefits and are not now getting them, the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) said today. The letters will give eligible claimants instructions on when and how to file.... more »
  • Obama to Announce Health Insurance Benefits

    June 21, 2010 8:47 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is set to announce new health insurance benefits for consumers to mark the first 90 days since he signed landmark legislation to expand coverage. The White House says the announcement Tuesday will follow a private meeting between administration officials, several state insurance commissioners and... more »
  • Orchardists & Nursery Tree Growers May Apply for Benefits

    May 17, 2010 5:06 PM

    Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said that orchardists and nursery tree growers may apply for benefits under the USDA Farm Service Agency's (FSA) Tree Assistance Program, which was authorized in the 2008 Farm Bill. Signup began on May 10, 2010, at local FSA offices. The Tree Assistance Program... more »
  • The Healthcare Bill an Impact on Small Businesses

    March 22, 2010 7:15 PM

    The bill that will forever change America's healthcare system has been under pressure all weekend and is now getting heat from small business owners. Business owners say there are many questions left unanswered. The owners who do know a little about the bill, say it will hurt them more than... more »
  • Jobless benefits extension hits snag in Senate

    October 2, 2009 2:32 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A 13-week extension of unemployment benefits in the 27 states with the highest jobless rates is being slowed by some lawmakers upset that their own states would be left out. Senate leaders had hoped for a quick voice vote endorsing the House-passed bill to ensure a continued... more »

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