Local advocates supporting a bill that would raise the maximum weekly unemployment benefit amount in DC are looking for District residents to share their stories at a March 7 City Council hearing. "Let our lawmakers know how difficult it is to get by on $359 per week and tell them to make a change," says Legal Aid DC's Drake Hagner. If you -- or someone you know -- is a DC resident, received the maximum amount of $359 per week of DC unemployment benefits, and had a hard time paying bills while getting benefits, "Share your story!" Hagner urges. Reach her at 202-386-6663 or [email protected]
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