Does Your State's Unemployment Department Do Their Job Well?
by Chris - Unemployment-tips.com
Do You Think Your State's Unemployment Department Does A Good Job?
Are they working to the best of their ability?
I'm asking for honest opinions about this.
I receive one type of email over and over .. basically asking the same question.
I can only come up with a reasoning .. because this wasn't the way they operated pre-recession.
They are either dragging their feet or they need to hire some more help .. most likely, it's a combination a combination.
However, I don't care what the excuse is .. it will never be sufficient to ignore the following .. which is a sample of emails I get and the results in real time.I was collecting my benefits, but when I went to the hospital for three days and I told them that, they stopped sending my benefits. The reason they gave for doing this was that because I didn't look for work that week.
This was back in June. Since then I have been claiming my weeks but they told be that I was under review and I
would get back all the money owed to me back once I was cleared, but it's mid October and nothing seems to be in progress.
I'm gonna be homeless by the end of the year if nothing changes. Any help I should know
This really makes by blood boil .. because it's a simple issue of not being able and available or looking for work in one specific week .. for a very good reason which is beyond the person's control. so deny him for the week, but give him his benefits back in a timely fashion .. for goodness sake.
However, this particularly unemployment agency (FL) has decided to focus on their new job search requirements and ignore the cause which is good.
If I'm correct to assume that any person of average intelligence would have already spent hours on the phone trying to get the unemployment department to straighten this out .. and the agency seems to be choosing to drag their feet on a review which is needed so a new determination can be issued reinstating benefits (which is what you need even to appeal in case they carry the injustice even further), I have a suggestion.
Contact your state attorney general's office because that is who has authority and responsibility over making sure these unemployment program agency's are in compliance with both state and federal laws and guidelines for timely responses from the agency.
But really .. I want to know about your experiences dealing with your state unemployment department.
I don't care if you rant or rave, just be honest.