Self-employed entertainer waits months for unemployment

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Tennessee in March, many self-employed workers who lost their jobs have waited months for their unemployment benefits.

Many are even eligible for pandemic unemployment assistance. However, the state labor department says it has slowed approval for some claims because of potential fraud.

WATE 6 On Your Side’s Don Dare spoke with an out-of-work entertainer who finally received good news.

For seven months, it has been going tough for Kathryn Bunch, who just found out Monday she’ll be getting her unemployment benefits.

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