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8 million Americans have fallen into poverty in recent months as government benefits lapse, a new study finds


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With government benefits from the first stimulus package expiring, 8.1 million Americans entered poverty in recent months, according to a study put out by University of Chicago and University of Notre Dame economists. 

Early in the pandemic, the federal government put together a stimulus package that included one-time direct payments to American households, along with extended unemployment insurance benefits. Although President Joe Biden has proposed a new stimulus package that would offer another payment and a further extension on unemployment benefits, his plan has not yet passed through Congress, leaving many Americans without a details ⇒

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