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Unemployed get benefits extension for up to 13 weeks

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By Johnathan Ryan

With 3,900 letters going out to Lancaster County residents possibly eligible for extended unemployment benefits last week, lines have been long at the local S.C. Employment Commission office in recent days.

The office on North White Street has been open for special hours since Saturday to handle the new claims, which are good for 13 weeks of additional unemployment benefits.

Roughly 390 people showed up at the employment office Saturday to sign up for the extended benefits, said local Assistant Director David Veal. Lines snaked around the building on Monday.


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