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Evers Administration Plans To Simplify Unemployment Claims

Department Announced Plans Monday

Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development building
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development building in Madison. Angela Major/WPR

Gov. Tony Evers’ administration is looking for public feedback on simplified unemployment benefit applications.

The state Department of Workforce Development announced Monday that it plans to simplify applications starting this spring. The department says the changes should help applicants understand questions and avoid erroneous answers that could delay processing.

The coronavirus pandemic has left thousands out of work and flooded the department with unemployment claims, resulting in a massive backlog of applications.

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