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Parents of children taking classes online could be eligible for unemployment help

Cincinnati Enquirer |

If you cannot telework or take paid leave to oversee your child’s online education, you could receive some financial assistance through unemployment, according to new guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor and Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. 

But there are limitations: the assistance is available only to parents eligible for unemployment under the federal stimulus package, called Pandemic Unemployment Assistance or PUA. That includes self-employed individuals and those who make less than $269 a week.