Unemployment Benefits Department needs modification(s) and now!
I just wrote to my Senator regarding the nightmare that the office of Unemployement puts your through. The system needs to change now because people who live from paycheck to paycheck will not survive on this system. I have received shut-off notices from the utilities companies and received nasty notices from my other creditors. I haven't been able to pay anyone because I've been waiting for the Unemployment Office to send me a check. Granted, I applied for Unemployment on 11/09/2009 and I had my appeal on 1/18/10, and I won. I feel the system needs to change in order to help the individuals on Unemployment, and I'm asking all of you to please write to your Congressman! If we want change, we have to write to our Congress -- it's the only way. Thank you!
Here's are the changes I'm proposing:
-If your employer fires you without any written warning, and appeals your benefits, the Office of Unemployment should not stop sending you your check.
-If upon you winning your appeal, the Office of Unemployement needs to send that check to you within 24 hours.
-The one week wait period - needs to stop! The one week period that you do not get paid it's ridicules! It's okay when your former employer gives you a severance package, but if your former employer does not give you a severance check, this rule needs to be tossed in the garage. Who is this rule helping? It should isnt helping the people!
ps: SUGGEST WAYS THE SYSTEM CAN BE BETTER IN ORDER TO HELP PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND I.
You are so right, but I'd like to point out something you mentioned that Florida is not allowed to do.
They cannot stop sending you benefits if you were approved for benefits with a determination.
Before benefits are stopped .. the employer must win an unemployment hearing .. or the department must issue a redetermination denying benefits so you can appeal. Florida is getting away with a whole lot of very questionable practices.
And while we're talking about letting those who count on our votes .. know who's boss ..Please!! send an email now to your senators about passing another unemployment extension
They have to do this by FEB 19, or a great many of you will be Tee-totally screwed.