Wisconsin Unemployment: Wisconsin's u...

Wisconsin Unemployment: Wisconsin's unemployed left hanging by ...

There are 884 comments on the Fox6 story from Jan 12, 2010, titled Wisconsin Unemployment: Wisconsin's unemployed left hanging by .... In it, Fox6 reports that:

Laid off by their employer, and at times left hanging by the state. Problems with the state's unemployment benefits continue to come in.

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bill

Hartford, WI

#543 Apr 14, 2010
thank you chris for letting reed know how we all feel. there is another site out there from minn. all they do is gripe about wis people. let reed go there and fit in. and yes, let's move on and put posts up that will help the wis unemployed.
Chris

Racine, WI

#544 Apr 14, 2010
Thank you Bill; yes it takes all kinds I guess, hey. Oh well, not much more one can do to control the ignorant. Yes let's all stay constructive, informative, and supportive of one another on this site. As we all know what an awful time this is for all of us.

I did just email the UE agency; I dont know if you all know this but now on their site when you view your claim there is a spot that you can email them. I asked them exactly where I/we stand as we never received the six weeks of Tier IV and our UE rate is back up to 8.7; I also asked how this extension they are about to pass affects us. I asked if it is actually just a date passing again or is it actual benefits that will fund our weekly checks. Anyway, I'll let you all know what they say.

Until then everybody, please find any web news articles or sites you can regarding this UE extension and start spreading the word about the petition asking them to sign it. We are almost up to 10,000 signatures; today alone 644 people signed it. I don't know if you are all familiar with the petition, but it automatically sends out emails to the Administration, The Speaker and all of Congress, plus your specific State's reps. So as of now all of these people have received almost 10,000 individual emails. We have really been trying to hit over 10, so if you all help spread the word maybe we will. I am not a fan of the site it is on; however the site enables us to get done what we have to do. Also this petition has made a lot of news, it has been reported about on several news websites such as the front page of worldnewsvine.com . That is exactly what we need, media attention to our plight. Anyway the petition site is:

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/the_99er...
Chris

Racine, WI

#545 Apr 14, 2010
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reed

Duluth, MN

#547 Apr 14, 2010
bill wrote:
will help the wis unemployed.
to die off and stop being a burden on society
bill

Hartford, WI

#550 Apr 14, 2010
reed wrote:
<quoted text>
ha you don't deserve to survive just like the fudgies against the cardinals, burn your asz shaped state
how can one person be so happy on spreading hate onto others who are suffering and just trying to get information on uc. hope he stays in minn. how pathetic can you get!
reed

Duluth, MN

#551 Apr 14, 2010
bill wrote:
<quoted text>
how can one person be so happy on spreading hate onto others who are suffering and just trying to get information on uc. hope he stays in minn. how pathetic can you get!
maybe I see Minnesotan in soup lines why'll a wisconsinite who lives across the border is working entry level jobs about half of them in Duluth, MN

That is wrong

Oh and the managers happens to be a packer or wisconsinite

all I really want is for all of you to leave my state and never come back expect for 24hrs on gameday for your biannual beating
Johnny

Madison, IN

#552 Apr 14, 2010
More votes later today on Extensions on CSPAN 2 later today. Stay tuned folks and ignore Reed!
reed

Duluth, MN

#553 Apr 14, 2010
Johnny wrote:
More votes later today on Extensions on CSPAN 2 later today. Stay tuned folks and ignore Reed!
maybe you should have used the 125million on food instead of the fudgies
reed

Duluth, MN

#554 Apr 14, 2010
Does this help?

Relating to the Allowance of Federally Funded Emergency Unemployment Benefits in Lieu of Wisconsin Supplemental Benefits

WHEREAS, in 2008 federal programs for emergency unemployment benefits were enacted to provide benefits beyond those afforded to unemployed persons under state unemployment insurance programs, namely the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008, Title IV -- Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act, Public Law 110-252, enacted June 30, 2008 (“EUC08”); and the Unemployment Compensation Extension Act, Public Law 110-449, enacted November 21, 2008 (“EUC08 Extension”); and

WHEREAS, EUC08 has afforded and will afford emergency unemployment benefits to qualified unemployed persons in Wisconsin and in other states who have exhausted or will exhaust their claims for regular state unemployment benefits; and

WHEREAS, the most recent federal legislation on emergency unemployment benefits, EUC08 Extension, will, if triggered “on” by certain statutory conditions, afford additional benefits to qualified unemployed persons in Wisconsin and other states who have exhausted or will exhaust their claim for benefits under EUC08; and

WHEREAS, available data indicate that the economic conditions for triggering “on” EUC08 Extension benefits, including among other triggering conditions, the rate of insured unemployment, probably exist now in Wisconsin; and

WHEREAS, if such triggering conditions are shown to exist in the week ending January 10, 2009, certain additional benefits under the EUC08 Extension will begin to be payable to qualified individuals in Wisconsin for a period of time that will begin with the week ending January 31, 2009; and

WHEREAS, the qualifying conditions for triggering “on” payment of EUC08 Extension benefits are very similar to the qualifying economic conditions for triggering “on” the payment of Wisconsin supplemental unemployment benefits (Wisconsin supplemental benefits) under Wis. Stat.§ 108.142; and

WHEREAS, if qualifying economic conditions for triggering “on” the payment of Wisconsin supplemental benefits are shown to exist in the week ending January 10, 2009, Wisconsin supplemental benefits will become payable to qualified individuals in Wisconsin in the week ending January 31, 2009; and

WHEREAS, Wis. Stat.§ 108.141 further provides Wisconsin extended unemployment benefits (Wisconsin extended benefits) may be triggered “on” when the qualifying economic conditions under Wis. Stat.§ 108.141(1)(f) are met; and

WHEREAS, if qualifying economic conditions for triggering “on” the payment of Wisconsin extended benefits are shown to exist in some future week, Wisconsin extended benefits will become payable to qualified individuals in Wisconsin in the week that follows thereafter, as more particularly provided in Wis. Stat.§ 108.141; and

WHEREAS, the Wisconsin supplemental and extended benefits programs were designed and intended to benefit unemployed persons in Wisconsin and have served their purposes; and
reed cont

Duluth, MN

#556 Apr 14, 2010
One easy way to find out what government benefits you qualify for is by completing this free anonymous questionnaire so you will be able to obtain the most accurate list of benefit programs for which you may be eligible.

go to

http://www.nonprofitexpert.com/states/wi.htm

and fill out their questionare
reed cont

Duluth, MN

#557 Apr 14, 2010
State Low-Income Assistance Fee

2005 Wisconsin Act 141

Created the State Low-Income Assistance Fee to fund utility bill payment assistance and weatherization for low-income customers across the state.
Collected by electric utilities using a prescribed formula.
Forwarded to the Wisconsin Department of Administration for deposit in the Utility Public Benefits Fund.
Is a way for the state to raise revenues to pay for specific government expenditures.
Is not part of MGE's rates; MGE does not profit from it.
Is neither a charitable contribution nor a deductible business expense for utilities or our customers.
2009 Wisconsin Act 28

Created in the 2009 state budget bill to collect additional funds from utilities during the 2009-2011 biennial budget timeframe to cover a portion of the cost of district attorneys' budgets.
Charges will be included in MGE customers' bills as part of the State Low-Income Assistance Fee.

sorry it is only about $3.45 a month though

http://www.mge.com/home/rates/pub_ben.htm
reed cont

Duluth, MN

#558 Apr 14, 2010
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Block Grant is funded by the Federal Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and provides two basic types of services. Eligible low-income persons, via local governmental and nonprofit organizations, can receive financial assistance to offset the costs of heating and/or cooling dwellings, and/or have their dwellings weatherized to make them more energy efficient. Find how to get help with heating bills from assistance programs offered by your local utility companies and local government. Or read more on LIHEAP.

http://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/need_...
reed cont

Duluth, MN

#559 Apr 14, 2010
This may Help

TANF SERVICES FUNDED IN WISCONSIN

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE
Program Description:
Emergency Assistance is a program that has provided financial assistance to low-income families
in need due to homelessness, fire, flood, natural disaster, or energy crisis and will now also
include families facing impending homelessness. The maximum payment per family is $150 per
member in cases of need due to fire, flood, natural disaster, homelessness, and impending
homelessness and unlimited in cases of need due to energy crisis. Assistance is available once
every 36 months for homelessness and impending homelessness and once every 12 months for
families in need due to fire, flood, natural disaster, energy crisis, or homelessness when a
member of the family is a victim of domestic abuse.
Client Group Served:
Low-income families facing a financial crisis that makes it very difficult to make a rent payment,
mortgage payment or property tax payment. The family has received a notice to terminate
tenancy and will be required to leave its current housing if they do not make this payment
immediately.
Families facing a financial crisis due to:
• Loss of wages due to illness or injury of a member of the family group.
• Loss of employment that does not include voluntarily leaving appropriate employment without
good cause.
• Loss of income due to a second parent leaving the family group.
• Car repair expenses that are necessary for transportation to work.
• Medical expenses not covered by “third party” issuance.
TOTAL TANF FUNDING:$3,300,000( Unfortunately I believe most of this money has run out)
reed cont

Duluth, MN

#561 Apr 14, 2010
maybe some of you should consider grants through the federal goverment

http://governmentgrant.com/housing-grants

just remember this is a VIKING helping you and all the crap you give us MINNESOTANS needs to stop and you need to stay in your own state borders.
I would rather you starve than a Minnesotan any day
Chris

Racine, WI

#562 Apr 14, 2010
Reed it is rather ironic that you should mention LIHEAP, as I created the original data base that tracked the program in Wisconsin. I also created the data base that tracked the program for low income tax assistance. They also had numerous other programs to help low income people that I was involved in either the creation of or the implementation of. I worked for them for a very long-long time, until they too had to cutting back employees and laying off.
Chris

Racine, WI

#563 Apr 14, 2010
As far as staying in our own boarders; did you ever think about the money we bring to Minnesota when we attend the Viking games? The hotels, game tickets, etc.? Sad, because I have partied with many a Viking fan in Green Bay and in Minnesota and we all had a great time; non of them were like you.
Sid WI

Somerset, WI

#564 Apr 14, 2010
I am just sick to death of this idiot Reed. I reported abuse of his postings, get off this site. If you hate WI so much then why play so close attention to our every word or move....I hope they remove him from this forum. To everyone else I am glad I found this site as it has really helped me understand alot. Much appreciated...
reed

Duluth, MN

#565 Apr 14, 2010
Chris wrote:
As far as staying in our own boarders; did you ever think about the money we bring to Minnesota when we attend the Viking games? The hotels, game tickets, etc.? Sad, because I have partied with many a Viking fan in Green Bay and in Minnesota and we all had a great time; non of them were like you.
I don't think you realize the lower paying entry level jobs in duluth that are held by wisconsinites that have managed to gain a hiring managerial post then procedure to slowly but surely hire their own kind. Furthermore, if it is a job in Minnesota, but a Wisconsinite holds it the state loses out on tax dollars (they primarly only pay a income tax), yet a Minnesotan who lives here has to be cared for by the welfare system, thus a double hit.
Also, the State of Minnesota is supposed to be for MINNESOTANS not wisconsinites, it is horrible watching these poor folk hungry and tired waiting in line for a meal, then going to stores and finding out your cashier or similar entry level job person lives and resides in wisconsin.

PS

How would you feel if a third to half of all your entry level jobs were held by the people of Illinois, who still live there?
bill

Hartford, WI

#566 Apr 14, 2010
to all (including myself) please stop replying to reed. he is really enjoying seeing people suffer. pathetic
reed

Duluth, MN

#567 Apr 14, 2010
Chris wrote:
As far as staying in our own boarders; did you ever think about the money we bring to Minnesota when we attend the Viking games? The hotels, game tickets, etc.? Sad, because I have partied with many a Viking fan in Green Bay and in Minnesota and we all had a great time; non of them were like you.
You may visit but you may not gain a job here

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