According to State Representative Alan Silvia, the Massachusetts House enacted S.2599 that authorizes the waiver of 1 week waiting period for unemployment benefits and that the bill will go to the Governor’s desk later today.
Text of Bill S.2599:
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding section 23 of chapter 151A of the General Laws, the director of unemployment assistance shall waive the one-week waiting period for any person making a claim for unemployment benefits who has become separated from work as a result of any circumstance relating to or resulting from the outbreak of the 2019 novel Coronavirus or “COVID-19” or the effects of the Governor’s March 10, 2020 declaration of a state of emergency.
This section will expire 90 days after termination of said state of emergency.
SECTION 2. Section 1 shall take effect on March 10, 2020.