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I've got approved for unemployment insurance and was told I had to wait to speak to someone bc I pushed a wrong button while claiming them. I have lost my car insurance and my car. I've been going to food banks to eat and taking my kids bc I cant keep food on the table. I need some type of help to get answers. I have called unemployment numerous times and all I get is, "You will get a call back, we just don't know when that is going to be." Can someone please point me in the right direction?
Does anyone know what Docs unemployment is looking for I will list the statement.
You are required to submit documentation substantiating employment or self-employment, or the planned commencement of employment or self-employment as it relates to COVID-19.
I just wanted people to know I contacted my State representative on Friday, February 19, 2021 and they contacted me today. I encourage you to reach out to yours if you are having a problem. They sent my information in and got it to who I needed. I will be hearing from them within 7 days!!!! Thank you Lord!!!!!
Help for friends and family:
If you know someone who needs assistance with unemployment, please have them contact their Legislators. To find your legislator, click this link Capitol.tn.gov and enter your address under “Find My Legislator” to make sure you are contacting the legislative member that represents you. You should only choose one member (either your State Representative or your State Senator) to contact.
Isn't this great news?? Yeah right!! Illinois is going to FORGIVE people who were OVERPAID unemployment due to identity theft..they are going to waiver the amount you owe..this is real bull...All I can see is they are trying to cover up for their mistake..that's the government for you...cheat you out of your money and then try to excuse themselves for their wrong doing. ..
Please call your local congressperson. Google this as each county has a different congressman. Do not email. You will probably need to leave a voicemail. Leave all of your contact info. I had the same problems and once I talked to someone in my congressman's office, I had my money within a few days. And, that person took care of putting all the correct info into my unemployment claim. Was super nice as well.
Before applying for unemployment make sure that you qualify for it. If you were fired without your fault, then you get Unemployment. PUA: self employed and unable to work due to covid-19, yes, you get it. If you quit because Covid-19, no, you don't qualify. Here are the rules: https://unemployment.edd.ca.gov/guide/benefits