Many remain in limbo after Wisconsin said laid-off workers on federal disability may qualify for pandemic relief. One woman finally succeeded — after 32 emails.
Day-to-day life hasn’t changed much on Bryan Voegeli’s dairy farm since the start of the pandemic, but that doesn’t keep him from worrying about what an outbreak could mean for his business.
During the pandemic Adija Greer-Smith has struggled to keep her bakery business alive. Now, her oldest son Xavier helps out, and their morning car rides together are a classroom for life lessons.
Federal government gives Wisconsin its blessing to reverse a policy that had blocked assistance to jobless workers receiving disability aid.
Amy Moreland, a Madison bartender out of work since mid-March, has been forced to make tough decisions about money as her benefits from the federal CARES Act near expiration.
As an emergency department nurse, Mariah Clark is no stranger to dealing with COVID-19 at work. But in late June, the virus struck closer to home.
After nearly three months without sales, Greer-Smith is once again baking, getting ready to greet customers and bringing back staff.
Former recreational pilot, Uber driver, art gallery docent and community volunteer, 85-year-old Blietz found herself involuntarily locked down in her senior living facility when the pandemic hit.
Wisconsin has failed to deliver unemployment aid to thousands at a time when they most need it. The crisis was years in the making.
Wisconsin has denied federal pandemic aid to workers on federal disability who lost their jobs. The state’s top employment official now seeks a reversal.
The 40-year-old single mother shares a $900 per-month apartment with her 10-year-old son Niko. She lost her job due to the pandemic, and was denied an unemployment insurance claim because she also receives federal disability benefits.
Last summer Blietz spent her spare time driving for Uber in northern Wisconsin. This summer she found her movements restricted due to the rules of the independent living facility where she lives in Sister Bay, Wis.