Despite being laid off, Justin and Terina Sciarrotta have been able to pay the bills.

Justin, a union stagehand at a studio producing big shows for a television network, and Terina, a personal trainer at a gym, have been collecting unemployment — plus each gets a $600 per week special pandemic assistance benefit.

But the future does not look so promising.

Jose Martinez/THE CITY Bushwick resident and former restaurant Kendra Avila’s unemployment benefits are calculated without her tips, making her even more reliant n the $600 weekly check. Despite being laid off, Justin and Terina Sciarrotta have been able to pay the bills.

Justin, a union stagehand at a studio producing […]

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