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Governor Tom Wolf announced a Plan for Pennsylvania that will provide citizens and businesses relief, allow for a safe and expedient reopening, and lay a road to recovery from the challenges and hardships created by the 2019 novel coronavirus. York Dispatch

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The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance a new program is now open to the self-employed, gig workers and contractors in Pennsylvania.  

The program provides benefits ranging from $195 to $572 for up to 39 weeks for qualified individuals who are unable to work due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Payments will be back dated from Monday, Jan. 27, or the first week of being unable to work. 

Claims can be filed at https://pua.benefits.uc.pa.gov/vosnet/Default.aspx

Individuals collecting PUA benefits will also be eligible for the extra $600 a week from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program.        

More: Sunday update: COVID-19 deaths in Pa. jump by 276, two more in York County

More: Record 22 million have sought U.S. jobless aid since virus

More: AP: Wolf taking ‘sector-based approach’ to reopening

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