House Bill 49 passes in DE State House, unemployment support
Delaware- On Wednesday the Delaware House Passed Legislation that would provide Delawareans receiving unemployment support an increase in benefits.
House Bill 49 would increase the maximum weekly benefit amount by $50, bring the total up to $450 a week.
These payments would be available to individuals seeking unemployment compensation from the Delaware Division of Unemployment insurance, and the funds needed to pay this increase would comes from the Unemployment Trust Fund.
HB 49 would also provide relief to employers paying unemployment tax assessments by reducing a variety of employer tax rates.
The bill now heads to the floor of the Senate and according to its sponsor Rep. Ed Osienski, it is expected to pass with Bipartisan support.