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Out Of Work And Continuing Education

by Adam

I have been out of work since September of 09, and now can go back to school through my fathers Veterans benefits. There's one hitch though, no more unemployment checks! I haven't been able to find a job now for a year and now that I can better my family's situation i am losing our main source of income. Granted I will be earning 925 a month from the VA, but that's to pay for my schooling, and whats left I may live on.

My wife is pregnant with our second child and her working hours have been cut dramatically! I will get through, but mainly just venting.

The DWS says they want to help, well when I check that box that asks did I attend school or training please when it is sent to adjudication approve my main income.


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Aug 18, 2010
Therein lies the stupidity of an obsolete system.
by: Chris - Webmaster:)


I do not have the power to change anything about what I claim to know to be true about the unemployment benefits system, no matter how counter-productive I think some of the rules associated with it are.

But I do however, applaud anyone who tells me they are determined to get through the stupidity that is mandated to stop benefits despite the stupidity of stopping benefits to those who are taking the initiative they must take to earn a decent living in the very different "labor market" that is transforming itself at this very moment.

I completely, understand the need to vent!!

Nov 23, 2010
Need advice
by: Tami

I was working full-time and going to school full-time. I have been layed off for a year now and have exhausted benefits. Today there was a message on my answering machine from DES stating they reviewed my claims and determined that I qualified for direct approved training. It is so hard to get through to them over the phone so I was wondering if you could tell me what this means? Thanks

There's a lot of DES's in this country .. what state? I don't know what "direct approved training" is, but you must have applied for WIA or some other kind of state approved training .. didn't you?

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