what I am saying is that many people could have been laid off and held off of filing because the benefits were canceled and now boom money in your bank and time to go yourself some unemployment.
The benefits weren’t canceled though. Why would you wait to start a 26 week benefit? This didn’t affect anyone just starting out, only those already over 26 weeks. The basic idea here isn’t correct. Nobody could ‘put off’ doing anything because you already had to be on UI use up what you had to be affected in here.