COVID Aid Bill Would Pay Federal Employees $1400 a Week if Kids Are Out of School – Foundation for Economic Education

In Forbes, Adam Andrzejewski writes that a provision in the $1.9 trillion House bill—“the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021”—would allow federal employees to make up to $1,400 a week without working.Buried on pages 305-306 of the legislation, the provision creates a $570 million fund for disbursements to federal employees who are not working because they are caring for others because of the coronavirus.“Among those eligible are those who are ‘unable to work’ because they are caring for school-aged children not physically in school full time due to Covid-19 precautions,” writes Andrzejewski, the CEO and founder of OpenTheBooks.Under the legislation, full-time federal employees are eligible for 600 hours in paid leave through September, receiving up to $35 an hour.“That’s 15 weeks for a 40-hour employee,” he writes.

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