New Hampshire parents who are currently collecting unemployment benefits to take care of kids during remote learning will no longer be eligible once schools fully reopen this month. According to the New Hampshire Department of Employment Security, about 2,600 Granite Staters are accessing unemployment benefits to take care of kids where schools are hybrid or day care facilities are closed. Another 2,500 say this is one of several issues keeping them from working during the pandemic. The benefits come from the CARES Act’s Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). Stephanie McKay, of Plaistow, says many parents like her have relied on it as they left or lost jobs and began to oversee remote and hybrid learning. “Many are terrified that with schools going...
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Unemployment Benefits for Some N.H. Parents to End with Full School Reopening