Feds give Kan. more jobless, food stamp benefits


TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – State officials say the federal stimulus package means additional benefits for unemployed Kansans and an increase in food stamp benefits.

Secretary of Labor Jim Garner said Monday that an additional $25 is being added to weekly unemployment benefits, which started March 4th. He said the extra money will continue until the end of the year.

About 59,000 Kansans draw unemployment benefits, averaging $328 per week.

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