On Saturday more than 1.3 million Americans lost their jobless benefits when the federal unemployment extension expired.
Throughout the state of Indiana more than 19,000 people have been affected and can expect to lose their long-term unemployment checks- averaging up to $1,080 per month.
This will force many workers to accept part-time work or a lower paying job.
Congress won’t even consider extending unemployment benefits until January 7th.
Most Repbulicans want to end the program saying it’s too expensive.