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Arizona gets $5.6 million from feds to assist newly arrived Afghan families

The federal government has sent more than $5.6 million to Arizona to help care for families that arrived in the Grand Canyon State after fleeing Afghanistan in 2021 when the nation’s government collapsed in the wake of the U.S. military’s withdrawal.... Read more»

Unemployed parents see no refunds as child support overcharges continue

Arizona parents who pay child support have received hardly any of the state and federal unemployment aid that they are entitled to because the Arizona Department of Economic Security overcharged them for their child support obligation, according to the state agency.... Read more»

DES overcharges parents paying child support, leaving them with little unemployment aid

Arizona parents who pay child support have received hardly any of the state and federal unemployment aid that they are entitled to because the Arizona Department of Economic Security overcharged them for their child support obligation, according to the state agency.... Read more»

Some Arizona parents haven’t received federal unemployment aid

More than a 1,300 jobless Arizona parents who pay child support have had their federal unemployment weekly aid of $600 withheld, even though the Department of Economic Security already deducts child support obligations from state unemployment payments. ... Read more»

DES: Unemployment claims denials hit 175,000 in Arizona

Approximately 175,000 people who have been denied unemployment insurance in Arizona since February will have to wait until after May 12 to see if they qualify for $600 weekly federal jobless assistance.... Read more»

Arizonans received $258M in unemployment benefits the last two weeks

The Arizona Department of Economic Security said Monday it has sent out $257.8 million in unemployment benefits to thousands of jobless residents in the past two weeks.... Read more»

Jobless claims jump 3 million in a week, Arizona mirrors national trend

New unemployment claims rose to almost 3.3 million last week, an increase of 3 million over the previous week and the highest on record, according to numbers released Thursday by the Labor Department. ... Read more»