Some workers unemployed because of coronavirus cutbacks have received their first unemployment checks, only to find they didn't get the extra $600 they'd been hearing about.
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development--like similar agencies in other states--is waiting for guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor. The payments are authorized under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. Put aside the controversy over giving laid off works more money than they would get for working--Congress passed the bill and the President signed it into law.
Once states figure out how to implement it, the payments will be made retroactive to March 29.