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Indiana gets to keep unemployment benefits — but only because of a technicality

Eric Holcomb

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Jobless workers in Indiana will still receive their enhanced unemployment benefits, even after a court ruling struck down them again.

Indiana was one of the 26 states to end federal benefits early, and one of the first to see its jobless residents sue to get them back. Workers there sued the state after Governor Eric Holcomb prematurely ended benefits on June 19 — months ahead of the scheduled Sep. 6 expiration — and won a preliminary injunction in late June that temporarily reinstated benefits as the case proceeded. Benefits officially resumed in July.

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