how long does it take to get an unemp...
Tony McGee

Kansas City, MO

#87 Apr 16, 2012
Look when its all said and done the goverment owes us damit! Im a vet and college student and find time to work... I got out recently and was given the run around it should be simple for hard working Americans to get there damn money for bills childsupport food rent ect...I speak for myself and any other hard worker when I say "IT's MY MONEY AND I WANT IT NOW!" DAMIT!
South Carolina

Columbia, SC

#88 Apr 16, 2012
How long does it take to get your first check..when you file.
A concerned person

Oakland, TN

#89 Apr 20, 2012
@There are jobs...while there may be jobs available as less than mediocre pay, there are several reasons as to why people may not take these jobs. The jobs that do not pay what the person was making before are not sufficient probably due to the fact that these people need a certain amount of income each month to pay their bills. There are so many various factors that you are not trying to see and are only trying to state that people are taking advantage of the government. Please choose your words carefully before you actually type them onto the computer screen. If everyone in the world had more compassion our world would be a better place to live in.
Miss it

Haslet, TX

#90 Apr 21, 2012
Did is sad I've Bn out of wrk I'm n nd of cash bills bills bills mii family is tired sum 1 help

United States

#91 Apr 28, 2012
I was approved 2 days ago after waiting 6 weeks after my company shut down. It's been 2.5 days and still money on the card. How long does it take to get it after you been approved?
christine heart

Temecula, CA

#92 May 2, 2012
how long should it take to get my first check??

Ormond Beach, FL

#94 May 9, 2012
ok well i have been waiting on an unemployment check since the 19th of feb, is when i signed up for it all went pretty quick i got the letter to start claiming my weeks right away then i got the what i thought was the final letter letting me know how much i was getting and nothing on the letter said anything else i was suppose to do. i waited and then got mad and called and then the next day i get an email and i call she asks a few questions as to y im not working for them anymore and blah blah blah i answer all is good that has now been almost 6 weeks since that call not to mention i have called everyday since. i just want my unemployment at this rate they owe me almost 2k thats a lot

Colton, CA

#95 May 14, 2012
When you file for unemployment you should get about 2 to 3 letters through your mail they give you a specific date when they will call you for a phone interview after that in 1 to 2 weeks you should receive a letter or call that you been approved you will not get a check that following week but the next.

Cary, IL

#96 May 14, 2012
if you find a job will you still get back pay from unemployment just wondering got bills to pay its been almost 2 months
Voice of Reason

Chicago, IL

#97 May 17, 2012
In order to get benefits, you must turn in a sheet containing phone numbers of places you have applied. No numbers, no benefits. Your thinking, "since I have a job and it was easy to get one thanks to my family," you can just insult the rest of us who are trying and not succeeding. Perhaps you're naive enough to think that a Black or Hispanic person in this country never gets to suffer racism and prejudice, but get real. Also, I'm up from 4 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day trying to find a job, and I can't seem to find anything other than day labor sites. At least I do that, and I get less than minimum wage thanks to the laws of this state. You need to understand, if you wouldn't hire a minority, why would someone similar to you do so? as for system abuse, every time you drive rather than take the bus, every time you throw garbage out your car window, every time you jaywalk, you are abusing the same system.
There are jobs wrote:
Look at the third post. Been collecting since 2008.
Three years and you can't find a job, that's system abuse..Nobody will hand you the perfect job. There are lots of jobs. Maybe not exactly what you want, but you have to walk before you run.
Some people are spoiled and think they are too good to take a job at less money than they made after working someplace for 20 yrs. While you are on the computer reading "Topix" you could be looking for a job instead of looking in the mailbox. Man or woman up..get out of your pajamas and get looking..Unemployment and Disability, the most abused government resources.

United States

#98 May 21, 2012
Its funny how the ppl that have sum negotive to say are not snswering the questiin. Find some where else to talk about somethings that we didnt ask for. Ubutthole

Sioux City, IA

#99 May 21, 2012
guest wrote:
signed up on the 8th, done my weekly certifications,and still no check. does the state think all people can survive 2-3 weeks without money
you should worry about getting a job.
Big John

Adair, OK

#100 May 22, 2012
Chastity, you might wanna do a spell check before showing yer arse!
Big John

Adair, OK

#101 May 22, 2012
I'm a vet too, Tony. But I'll tell you one thing, the government OWES you the right to Life, Liberty, and the PURSUIT of Happiness. The government doesn't owe you anything else, much less money because you choose not to work. Grow up and stand on your own two feet!

Hernando, MS

#102 May 23, 2012
get real wrote:
<quoted text>really !? the government ? unemployment is money that a worker paid into and is their money, the employer also pays so much into it.
Yes, you paid the government and they have spent not only that, but social security, medicaid and everything else they get their hands on.

Hernando, MS

#103 May 23, 2012
Yes, you paid into it, to the government, just like social security, medicaid and everything else you paid into, they have already spent it.
the truth

Indianapolis, IN

#104 May 24, 2012
Unemployment in indiana is a joke. They said it can take up to 12 weeks to get a decision! Do they honestly think the average family can survive for 12 weeks without any additional income coming in? More than anything it seems they take so long in hopes that you will find something or give up and hey wont have to pay out a dime. While I dont condone criminal activity, I can understand why some people go to such drastic measures to put something on the dinner table or to support their families.

Glenview Nas, IL

#105 Jun 6, 2012
slangford978 wrote:
I recently got laid off myself. Signed up for unemployment on May 21st. Finally got through to the 800 number after trying for over a week. They said that it can take up to 8 weeks to make a decision on unemployment. You will NOT get any back pay. How are you supposed to live for 2+ months without any income?
GET A JOB. that should work for you

Newbern, TN

#106 Jun 9, 2012
Thirsty wrote:
@get real. workers do not pay dime for unemployment. it is an insurance (basically a buisness tax) that is paid solely by the company that the worker is employed at. only thing workers pay are taxes and social security and maybe health insurance.
I am currently working and I disagree. I pay Fed Taxes, Fed taxes fund all sorts of programs - including "unemployment". So, actualy, "get real" is correct.


Since: May 12

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#107 Jun 11, 2012
Guest wrote:
<quoted text>
I am currently working and I disagree. I pay Fed Taxes, Fed taxes fund all sorts of programs - including "unemployment". So, actualy, "get real" is correct.
Just a thought but if you worked enough to receive unemployment then you in fact you have paid in to Federal Taxes. True, the first part of unemployment comes from Employment Insurance (EI) payments made by your employer but when those benefits are exhausted you move to Federal unemployment benefits of which you helped to contribute to when you were working!

It's a vicious circle this government to which we yield!

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