Posts Tagged ‘Benefits’
With stalemate in D.C., White House pushes jobless benefits in Michigan
Ever since the federal government stopped offering emergency benefits extensions at the end of last year, Michiganders can get just 20 weeks of jobless benefits. They used have up to 99 weeks, back when the recession was at its worst. For months now …
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Idaho's March Jobless Rate Hits 5½-Year Low
Workers receiving regular state unemployment benefits dropped on average below 13,000 a week last month, 20 percent lower than March 2013 to remain at the lowest levels since the expansion of the 1990s. Jobless benefit payments totaled $ 14.4 million …
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White House, Perez Continue Unemployment Extension Push (Updated)
Updated 4:40 p.m. | The White House and Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez continue to press the House to pass an unemployment benefits extension — but so far there's no word of a new offer to sweeten the pot for Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio.
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Question by scottso360: 1.1 million discouraged workers in 2010. do they get jobless benefits?
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Question by : Can I get my Ohio unemployment benefits back?
Okay here’s the situation I had been working two jobs for a year before I was laid off from my primary job, lets call it Company A, back in August. I worked at Company A from 08/06/08-08/28/09 and for the majority of this year my second job was with Company B. I left Company B on 08/01/2009 and began working a new second job with Company C sometime in the middle of August 2009. Im not sure of the exact date but I do know it was about two weeks before my lay off from Company A. About a week after my lay off date from Company A I filed for unemployment. Then about a week later I quit my job with Company C.
While I was working with Company A I grossed $ 1800 per month. I didn’t last a full month working with Company C so I’m unsure as to what my gross would have been because I didn’t have set hours every week but it would have been around $ 650 which is significantly less than what I earned with Company A.
Okay so finally here is my dilemma. They cut off my unemployment benefits due to the fact that I quit working with Company C. So now I owe unemployment $ 642 because they say that it’s money they overpaid me due to the fact that I quit me SECONDARY job. Although I’m young I’ve been working for five years and have never been fired let alone laid off so I’ve never needed to file for unemployment. I do not understand why I lost my benefits that Company A was paying into because I quit Company C. Why do these two companies have anything to do with each other?? I’ve filed an appeal and spoke with a representative of the Governor for Ohio to help me in this matter because I believe this is in just. I quit Company C to put all of my effort into finding a great full time job that would give me the opportunity to return to school. I also thought it would be smart to study for my personal training certification because of my background working in gyms so that way I would have a backup in case the full time job idea fell through. The point is I quit Company C with every intention of getting my future together and making something good come out of a terrible situation. I did end up finding a great full time job but now I’m up to my eyeballs in debt because of this situation and I’m in danger of breaking my lease early and screwing my landlords and roomates because I can’t afford to live there anymore because of all of the debt and other bills that I have to take care of. I only had $ 300 in debt before I was laid off and now it’s close to $ 4000 because of this whole mess. I NEVER would have quit Company C had I known you lose your benefits but it was never made clear or even made aware to me. Why would anyone think that quitting a secondary job would make a difference in the benefits you are receiving from a job that gave you your primary source of income? Its like you’re just supposed to know. I feel like they made a mistake or at least that there is hope for me. I just want to know if anyone else has been through something like this or close to it.
Ideally I want to have the money that I owe unemployment cleared and I want to be paid for all the weeks that I did not receive benefits until I start my new job. If nothing happens for me I really have to say that the government is so ass backwards. The money that was put into my unemployment came out of MY paycheck. It was put away for situations just like the one I’m in now. I’ve never needed any financial assistance like this before and now the one time I need something they’re just going to screw me and take away my benefits for quitting a job I was at for 3 weeks. Not to mention make me pay them back the money they believe I was overpaid. It’s such bullshit and a crime if you ask me considering how hard it already is to make it in this country right now. Sorry this was so long but I hope someone out there has some good news or advice for me. Thanks for reading all of this!
Answer by StephenWeinstein
Unemployment benefits do not come from companies. They come from the state. The companies have nothing to do with each other. The reason why you are not working has to do with your eligibility for unemployment. You are not working because you quit your last job (the one that you call secondary). If you had not quit this job, then you would still have a job. The money was NOT “put away for situations just like the one I’m in now”. It was put away for situations in which you lost all your jobs, without quitting any of them and were without any jobs, through no fault of your own. It was not put away for situations in which you quit any of your jobs.
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A new report warns that more than two million Americans will lose their federal unemployment benefits, if Congress fails to extend the jobless-aid program. A…
This report describes the history of temporary federal extensions to unemployment benefits from 1980 to the present. Among these extensions is the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC08) program created by P.L. 110-252 (amended by P.L. 110-449, P.L. 111-5, P.L. 111-92, P.L. 111-118, P.L. 111-144, P.L. 111-157, P.L. 111-205, P.L. 111-312, P.L. 112-78, P.L. 112-96, and P.L. 112-240).
This report contains five sections. The first section provides background information on unemployment compensation (UC) benefits. It also provides a brief summary of UC benefit exhaustion and how exhaustion rates are related to the business cycle.
The second section provides the definition of a recession as well as the determination process for declaring a recession. It also provides information on the timing of all recessions since 1980.
The third section summarizes the legislative history of federal extensions of unemployment benefits. It includes information on the permanently authorized extended benefit (EB) program as well as information on temporary unemployment benefit extensions. It also includes a brief discussion on the role of extended unemployment benefits as part of an economic stimulus package.
The fourth section provides figures examining the timing of recessions and statistics that may be considered for determining extending unemployment benefits.
The fifth section briefly discusses previous methods for financing these temporary programs. In particular it attempts to identify provisions in temporary extension legislation that may have led to increases in revenue or decreases in spending related to unemployment benefits.
This report will be updated to reflect new laws extending unemployment benefits.
The change affected 1.3 million people on Saturday and will affect hundreds of thousands more who remain jobless in the months ahead.
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Extend US benefits to help NC jobless
It was one of the more shameful moments in the not-exactly-illustrious rule of Republicans in the General Assembly and the governor's mansion. Last summer, GOP lawmakers cut state unemployment benefits knowing it would mean that jobless North …
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US Rep. Robin Kelly: Should we throw the long-term unemployed a life raft or …
In December, Congress allowed federal emergency unemployment insurance to expire. Since then, more than 2 million unemployed Americans have been left in the lurch. In Illinois, nearly 171,000 people have lost or will lose their unemployment benefits.
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Scorecard on jobless benefits
Scott Rhodes: “5. I don't know how long we should provide unemployment benefits. But, since the policies of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Sen. Kay Hagan and the other Democrats who control the Senate are primarily responsible for the slow growth …
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Senate clears way for debate of unemployment benefits extension
Senate Democrats are launching their fourth try to extend benefits for the long-term unemployed, signaling just how much political payoff they think the issue offers in an election year — though analysts said it may not be enough to grab the spotlight …
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Restoring unemployment benefits, with a push from NJ: Editorial
When Congress gave jobless Americans a last-minute holiday lump of coal – allowing extended unemployment benefits to expire for 1.3 million people, right after Christmas – the widespread belief was that cooler heads would restore the program early this …
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Congress May Extend Corporate Tax Breaks But Not Unemployment Benefits
And despite the long list of things you might think Congress should be working on at this very moment – like extending unemployment benefits or addressing failing schools or crumbling infrastructure – Congress is working on extending those tax breaks …
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In a press conference with seven of his Senate colleagues, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) promoted legislation to repeal military pension cut…
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