Amjad Michael Khan
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#coronavirus #unemployment I NEED HELP AND/OR ADVICE Good day everyone. In June I joined JobCase and in the interim, I posted an inquiry on unemployment. I had lost my full-time job due to Covid but luckily I still have two part-time jobs. I was wondering if I was eligible or applicable to receive COVID unemployment from the job that I lost due to Covid because I need it I need that money to pay my bills. With all of your advise, who cared to reply, advise that I am eligiblen for Covid unemployment not regular unemployment and I should call the office. I did just that, Spoke with a wonderful representative told her my situation including the jobs that I have the two part-time jobs and she told me that I was approved for the Covid unemployment. Within a few weeks afterwards, I received all my, what I thought was Covid unemployment from the date that I lost my first job, benefits. I continued to claim every week there after. TODAY, I received an email from the office stating that their records indicates that I worked during the time that I was claiming for unemployment and now I may be in trouble (lack of better terms). I called the office and I was told that I was never suppose to have received those funds, and the rep kept going on and on about this is fraud, etc. I was then advised to go online and submit my reasoning as to why I “lied”. Without giving me a chance to explain, she hung up. I went online and submit my “fight” and is now waiting for a reply to determine my faith; jail time, and /or repayment . To all of you, I ask for help. What to do? #benefits

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Betty Starbuck
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I did not get my 300 from unemployment I would like to know why

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Lauren Barnes
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So when you claimed your weeks of unemployment you should have told them how much gross you were earning still at the part time jobs. This would reduce your benefit amount somewhat but you'd still receive some benefits. If you did this then you should be okay. If you did not do this then you will need to provide documentation of your gross pay per claimed week from the part times jobs and you most likely will owe the difference. I am very sorry they are doing this to you.

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Beth Clymer
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I am so sorry to hear this Amjad. This is very confusing, and it is worse when someone is short with you and accuses you of committing fraud when really you are just trying to figure out how a confusing system works. I agree with Elyssa and Lauren's suggestions. Also, once you have prepared your summary I would encourage you to call your local congressperson and ask for help or find a local non profit that helps people with unemployment who might have some advice. It looks like you live in the Bronx - I found this article that lists some of them, like Opportunity for a Better Tomorrow, that you could maybe contact. https://citylimits.org/2020/05/26/citys-workforce-nonprofits-in-need-more-than-ever-face-their-own-covid-19-crisis/

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RichE Williams
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As long you report your earning call in your claim when you supposed to

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Lesley Brame
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U will just have to repay the funds

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Gary Caldwell
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You have to file an appeal. Then wait for a response. Then go ahead with the process. So sorry, you deserve at least the federal benefits. Be well.

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Terry Ann
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I will tell you unemployment is complicated. If you do have what is called an "over payment" unemployment will work with you although you may have to pay penalties.

Also ask about "forgiveness" due to financial circumstances. Some states may also have what is called an "Administrative Penalty" period where you have to "serve" a certain number of weeks over a number of years before you become eligible to collect UI again. Its complicated but there are UI people who will help you.

The reason I know this is because I actually work in a UI office and I am serious. I cannot give advise but I can try and steer you in the right direction. All states are different so you will need to do the research.

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Robin Schafer
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I’m amazed how some people get through life. No you don’t qualify for unemployment. And yes you have to pay the monies you received back. The fact you have 2 jobs and didn’t report the income qualify’s as fraud. Not only will you have to pay the money back you but will have to pay a penalty. In which case if you make another claim, monies is taken out or 5 years. Make an appeal is your best option and bring an attorney.

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Kerry Houts
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Bummer. 2020 has been my only experience with unemployment.

After my former employer was acquired by a larger company, 35 of us were told by HR to file for unemployment right away. Problem with that was, we weren’t really eligible for unemployment ‘til our severance payments ended.

I discovered right away that I’d mistakenly received two weeks worth of unemployment by mistake. To avoid long hold time on the phone, I called right at 8 AM on Monday and reported the issue.

I was able to set up a repayment plan thru the state unemployment office, and paid it off without issue.

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Amjad Michael Khan
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Thank you all for your advise and concerns and for sharing your experiences. Greatly appreciated.

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