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October 3, 2013 4:35 PM

Furloughed civilians eligible for unemployment checks

Federal civilian government employees caught up in this week’s high-stakes shutdown, including the roughly 2,700 furloughed at Fort Benning, will be able to file for unemployment benefits. But the impasse will have to last through next week before most, if not all, of those idled without pay would reach the financial point at which they could receive benefits capping out at $330 per week.

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