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Mar 26, 2020 Rep. Peter Welch answered some questions regarding the U.S. coronavirus relief package Wednesday on Vermont Edition . Here’s what he had to say about the package that has now been passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. Who does the extended unemployment insurance program cover? The program covers traditional workers, as well as those who are self-employed or independent contractors for $600 per week for up to four months. Welch also said the state could provide additional unemployment insurance on top of what the federal government is providing. Will people who work off the books or who have been hired in the last six months be covered under this package? Welch said the package does not currently include these employees, as the provisions are based on income from 2019. Will there be additional money available through food stamps? There is more money going to nutritional programs for children and families as well as programs that support elderly Americans. Is

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