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Should we file for an Unemployment extension?

Question by Miranda K: Should we file for an Unemployment extension?
My husband and I are currently living off unemployment until his landscaping job picks back up. We have a daughter, and do not recieve any other kind of assistance except insurance. My major question is…
His benefits expire next week. But he has only been given the promise of workin a couple days a week at this point (under the table) through his same boss. Since we cannot garuntee regular hours at this point I want to file for the 20 week extension so we will have a regular check still coming in. But he’s afraid the money will have to come out of his bosses pocket & he will make his boss upset or even lose his job (his boss is a little off the wall at times). So will his boss be paying for this extension? Does he have to approve it? Or is it all up to the state since his boss approved his original unemployment for the winter?
Any answers would be appreciated!

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Answer by Laura K
Unemployment benefits are not paid by individual companies – those monies come from the state.

Companies DO pay unemployment insurance… and those rates rise as more employees claim unemployment. Being as your husband’s company is landscaping which is seasonal, I would guess they are used to fluctuation in their insurance rate.

So, no the boss does not pay the unemployment check, nor does he need to approve the extension.

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Can I get my Ohio unemployment benefits back?

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!

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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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How is the unemployment rate calculated?

Question by paganmom: How is the unemployment rate calculated?
Do they only count those that are on unemployment? Some people have said that they count those who are actively seeking employment, so how is that calculated?

I would like to know where they get their figures from, how do they know who is unemployed and actively seeking as opposed to who is unemployed and not seeking, like a housewife (not saying housewives don’t work hard.)?

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sunrisecitycarp…that is what I thought, I was checking to see if I was correct…you can add me into the uncounted unemployed…I just graduated=)

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Answer by sunrisecitycarpets
The “unemployment rate” is a farce. It is calculated using the number of people on unemployment actually seeking employment. The actual number can be higher although it is impossible to know for sure because the following classes of people are left out:
1) those who are ineligible for unemployment, for various reasons, but are seeking work
2) those who received unemployment compensation but have reached their limit without finding work
3) those who are seeking employment and have never been employed before

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