Jobless aid remains out of reach for many

STILL WAITING: Musician Sasha McVeigh poses at her home in Springfield, Tenn. McVeigh had been working steadily in Nashville until the city shut down music clubs in mid-March because of the new coronavirus pandemic. Since then, she’s applied for unemployment benefits but so far has not received anything. / AP FILE PHOTO/MARK HUMPHREY
STILL WAITING: Musician Sasha McVeigh poses at her home in Springfield, Tenn. McVeigh had been working steadily in Nashville until the city shut down music clubs in mid-March because of the new coronavirus pandemic. Since then, she’s applied for unemployment benefits but so far has not received anything. / AP FILE PHOTO/MARK HUMPHREY
WASHINGTON – Like many Americans cooped up during the virus outbreak, Jeff Kardesch of Austin, Texas, is spending a lot of time on social ­media. It isn’t just idle talk with friends. Kardesch is struggling to find out when he’ll receive the unemployment benefits he needs. His business as a self-employed film and commercial producer…

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