I wasn’t laid off but COVID-19 cut my hours. Can I get unemployment? Your money questions, answered

It’s hard out there. And, in this time of uncertainty, USA TODAY is working to find answers to your money questions – anything from stimulus checks or unemployment benefits to your 401(k) or retirement plans. You can submit your questions here and read earlier answers below.

We will be updating the Q&A, so check back often. But, also look to these places:

I heard ‘it should be’ or that ‘it should automatically update to be retroactive.’ Could Florida be withholding funds?

Answer: If you get any unemployment assistance at all, the $600 from the federal government is supposed to accompany it. And yes it is retroactive.

… I thought the CARES Act was supposed to help. I’m losing my entire mortgage payment per month and my hours have decreased, but I don’t qualify for anything, the unemployment office said.

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