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Maine’s Job verification deadline nears; rural clinics get aid

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Some unemployment claimants in Maine and elsewhere will soon have to submit proof that they were employed when they lost a job due to the coronavirus pandemic. The federal government is requiring the proof of employment by Aug. 4 for anyone was has received Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. The rule applies to anyone who has received the benefits beginning with the week that ended Jan 2. Also in Maine, a federal program is providing 27 rural health clinics in Maine with more than $1.3 million to help with vaccination efforts.