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Each situation and each state is unique, so trying to figure out how to get help is #stressful! But you can do this, and here is how:

1. Find state specific resources and links. Go to Unemployment Resource Center or check out your state’s topic page on Jobcase.

2. Apply! There is no harm in applying and many past requirements have been waived due to our current situation.

3. Keep Record. Write down your confirmation. Keep track of dates you filed so you don’t miss a week and can keep track of your state's requirements to get benefits.

4. File online weekly. Return to your state's sites and file weekly.

5. Reach out. - Jobcase is here for you. Your friends and family are here for you. Happy, sad, discouraged, optimistic, annoyed, thankful… whatever you are feeling, share it! Someone is here to help; you can help someone else. We are in this together!

#coronavirus #unemployment

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LORI Weiss
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Automotive Engineering Designer NX (CAD)

Back when Covid hit, our hours were reduced. I worked as a contractor for Populus Group at General Motors. Every person around me that was a contract worker, and whose hours were reduced got some kind of payment from Unemployment EXCEPT the people who worked for Populus Group. I was one of those who didn't get paid but my hours were reduced at that time.

When we called Populus Group to inquire why we didn't get any payments from Unemployment, Populus said they WERE NOT ELIGIBLE. Every contractor at General Motors who worked in the same capacity was eligible. Why weren't Populus Group contractors?? I always wondered that and in fact, I have a letter going out to the state regarding why Populus wasn't eligible for their workers whose hours were cut.
Has anyone run across the same thing? What were you told why you didn't receive anything when your hours were cut? Thanks for anyone responding.

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LORI Weiss
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Automotive Engineering Designer NX (CAD)

Back when Covid hit, our hours were reduced. I worked as a contractor for Populus Group at General Motors. Every person around me that was a contract worker, and whose hours were reduced got some kind of payment from Unemployment EXCEPT the people who worked for Populus Group. I was one of those who didn't get paid but my hours were reduced at that time.

When we called Populus Group to inquire why we didn't get any payments from Unemployment, Populus said they WERE NOT ELIGIBLE. Every contractor at General Motors who worked in the same capacity was eligible. Why weren't Populus Group contractors?? I always wondered that and in fact, I have a letter going out to the state regarding why Populus wasn't eligible for their workers whose hours were cut.
Has anyone run across the same thing? What were you told why you didn't receive anything when your hours were cut? Thanks for anyone responding.

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LORI Weiss
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Automotive Engineering Designer NX (CAD)

Back when Covid hit, our hours were reduced. I worked as a contractor for Populus Group at General Motors. Every person around me that was a contract worker, and whose hours were reduced got some kind of payment from Unemployment EXCEPT the people who worked for Populus Group. I was one of those who didn't get paid but my hours were reduced at that time.

When we called Populus Group to inquire why we didn't get any payments from Unemployment due to our hours being cut?? Populus said they WERE NOT ELIGIBLE. Every contractor at General Motors in the same capacity as me was eligible!! Why wasn't Populus Group?? I always wondered that and in fact, I have a letter going out to the state regarding why Populus wasn't eligible for their workers whose hours were cut.
Has anyone run across the same thing? What were you told why you didn't receive anything when your hours were cut? Thanks for anyone responding.

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LORI Weiss
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Automotive Engineering Designer NX (CAD)

Back when Covid hit, our hours were reduced. I worked as a contractor for Populus Group at General Motors. Every person around me that was a contract worker, and whose hours were reduced got some kind of payment from Unemployment EXCEPT the people who worked for Populus Group. I was one of those who didn't get paid but my hours were reduced at that time.

When we called Populus Group to inquire why we didn't get any payments from Unemployment, Populus said they WERE NOT ELIGIBLE. Every contractor at General Motors in the same capacity as I was eligible. Why wasn't Populus Group?? I always wondered that and in fact, I have a letter going out to the state regarding why Populus wasn't eligible for their workers whose hours were cut.
Has anyone run across the same thing? What were you told why you didn't receive anything when your hours were cut? Thanks for anyone responding.

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Erin O'Neill
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I was still employed when the CARES Act took effect, but lost my job in April of 2021. My employer stated that they would not approve Unemployment Benefits, so I never filed. That was a mistake as I was not thinking of the different regulations due to Covid. It is now November and I'm still unemployed and have been unsuccessful in even filing for unemployment. I can't get through the Verify.Me threshold on the UI Online site, and due to all of the Covid restrictions, I'm unable to find an open unemployment office near me that works with my schedule in order to receive their assistance. MY QUESTION IS: Is there some kind of a loophole that will allow me to back date my unemployment application to April when I lost my job?

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Dorian Boykin
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Hello I'm from Chicago Illinois, serving penalty weeks. I've paid back my over payment and served 8 penalty weeks out of 26. I am not collecting any pandemic funds nor my remaining balance of unemployment fund's. Does any one know if Congress will change this during this pandemic? Is anyone going through similar situation or any ideas tips ect... The Congress can forgive employer on penalties why not the employees. I've called ides numerous if times no answer. It was mentioned on channel 2 news but haven't heard anything else

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John Smith
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I was laid off work due to Covid 19. I filled for unemployment benefits benefits and was denied. I was told that I had not earned the minimum requirements for unemployment benefits. I told them I had just started my new job and was laid off because we were directly affected by the by the PANDEMIC. They still refused me help. Now I'm trying to at least get the PUA benefits and I can't get anyone on the phone here in Tennessee. It's going on two whole months now. I need help asap....

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Lisa Milline
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Seems America don't really feel the struggle...

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Angela Stimpson
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How about Maine? I exhausted my benefits on Feb 8 2020 and won't get stimulus cause husband pays back child support and no work due to virus. Need extension for unemployment

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Carolyn Berry
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Worked part time but due to Coronavirus work less. Do I qualify for unemployment?

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