Skip to comments.Many Jobless in US Don't Collect Unemployment
Posted on 12/03/2012 9:29:05 AM PST by ExxonPatrolUsEdited on 12/03/2012 9:47:15 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
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Not accepting welfare is a deeply conservative act.
CBS can’t understand.
CBS = NBC = ACB = PBS = CPUSA
Well, Mr. Fuller (I didn’t see a ‘professor’ in front of your name so I’ll assume you just didn’t get that far), there are a number of reasons why technically out-of-work people don’t (or can’t) collect unemployment: 1) took a buy out which requires that equal number of pay period amounts to have elapsed 2) took accrued vacation/sick leave (same deal) 3) didn’t work full time 4) saw that gravy train of TANF, SCHIP, SNAP, Section 8, leftover EITC, and all the other mess and just became one of LBJs legacy children..
Then again, there are a few, just a few mind you, people who feel they don’t need the goddam government to pay their way and are out there right now taking odd jobs, actively looking for work instead of a government check, and getting on with their worthwhile lives.
if i were employed and lost my job i would accept unemployemnt. like social security i paid for it because my company had to pay for it which meant they had less money for my wages. as i am a freelancer, i do not pay into unemploymenyt so i am not “entitled” to it and i am not even counted as unemployed.
In 1976 I mustered out and got a job for $150 a week...worked there for two years and got up to $170 a week.
I said to myself “eff this”...I applied to a very well known engineering school and was accepted. To tell you the truth my SAT scores were miserable, but that institution took pity on me because I was a veteran and accepted me. I graduated three years later (13 quarters) with a 3.2 GPA.
During that time, I filed my taxes like everyone else and paid a few bucks. I got a letter in the mail that said I was eligible for something called EITC and they processed the claim for me and sent me a check for $700 - much much more than I paid in taxes that year. I never cashed that check. It hurt, but I never cashed it.
Since then, the taxes I’ve paid have astronomically dwarfed that $700, but I never took unemployment and I never left one job before I had one already lined up.
A considerable amount of people don’t want to divulge the types of, and quantity of personal information required by the government to access that unemployment compensation as well.
Onerous, and invasive applications drive them away.
They figure they’ll find another route to sustain themselves, and their families that doesn’t allow their personal information outside their personal control.
This is the new normal in Obama's DEPRESSION !
Well Duh !
This is the new normal in Obama's DEPRESSION !
Only exception may be if the employee was in the defence industry.
Those folks have to divulge a lot of personal info just to work there.
So those folks taking unemployment $ would not have to tell anything different.
If I were in that situation id take it and as soon as found a job would let them know so as to avoid taking any more than necessary.
I took unemployment three weeks after a layoff in 2005. I was so bored I immediate went to the temp agencies. No regrets in doing it. I didn’t wait for the perfect job to come around, I got back into the market.
No. You need to be available and looking for work. In California, the unemployment form has a specific question that says is there any other reason besides illness that you cannot accept full time work. If you are incarcerated obviously that is a reason why you cannot accept employment. Answering yes to that question will automatically stop your unemployment check from being sent out pending a followup by someone in the Employment Development Department’s Unemployment Office. This followup will usually be via a telephone interview which you will not be able to partake in due to you not being at home to get that call. Long story short, being truthful will get your benefits stopped. Being dishonest (or rather having someone on the outside being dishonest by filling out your unemployment form every two weeks for you) is fraud. Both you and the person who is your accomplice in this deceitful undertaking face long prison terms if the conspiracy is uncovered.
No. Among other requirements you have to be able to search actively and continually for full time employment, which is not possible while incarcerated.
In 2010, my company changed the severance package calling it a transition benefit and requiring you to go on unemployment to receive it. I was laid off in October. I took the unemployment (looking for a job as required for the unemployment) until the 26 weeks of severance ran out. After that I gave up any additional unemployment benefits, and stopped looking - nobody wanted a 60-year old programmer with all these know-it-all kids coming out of college.
In Hollywood, most work is freelance. Between shows and between seasons you’re on unemployment. For union members, the requirement to seek work is met by going on an “available list” from which very little hiring goes on, and the activation of your last claim can be done over the phone. So, cycling from private payroll to the government payroll happens on a yearly basis.
Back in the day when work seeking was required, I went out on an interview two weeks after a show that had taken a lot out of me ended. I was really looking forward to a little recovery time. To my considerable distress, I was hired. Never bothered to re-up my claim after that gig. Being able to run my own life mattered more than their biweekly check.
That regular dependency cycle, though, helps explain the ‘below the line’ community’s fondness for Leftist politicians.
This from the same mental giants that aren’t smart enough to trace the power cord from their electric vehicle to the fossil fuel powerplant that’s providing the power to recharge the battery in their precious “green” vehicle.