Unemployment benefits ‘end’ before beginning for self-employed man

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Since the pandemic hit and unemployment benefits became available, thousands of Tennesseans have waited months to receive a check.

The state Department of Labor & Workforce Development added extra staff to handle the unprecedented number of people filing claims and the state says catching up takes time.

A self-employed subcontractor waiting on his benefits tells WATE 6 On Your Side’s Don Dare about a message he received recently from the state about his benefits.

The note came from the labor department addressed to Barry Lawson. It says because he filed for unemployment and continues to certify, his benefits will be ending Nov. 7. When we first met him nearly two weeks ago, he was waiting on his benefits — and still is.

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