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Christopher J. Moran, a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton, was quoted in the March 30, 2020 CNBC article, "Here's Who Won’t Qualify for Beefed-up Unemployment in the Coronavirus Relief Package."
“It truly is, in a lot of ways, a very generous package,” said Chris Moran, a partner in the labor and employment practice group at law firm Pepper Hamilton in Philadelphia.
Unless states say otherwise, expanded unemployment benefits could raise income enough to disqualify some jobless Americans from certain state programs, like those offering assistance to low-income people with respect to utility bills and child-care expenses, Moran said.
“I don’t think they would [exclude the income] in most places,” Moran said.