Friends, the talk I'm hearing about people who are drawing unemployment likes to promote that they are just lying around & enjoying all that money until they are reaching the cutoff date, & only then are they being forced to have to try to get a job. The last I had unemployment, I had to make numerous, documented job applications & interviews every single week & turn that in to the unemployment office in order to receive a check NEXT week for that previous week. If that requirement is still the same, then we need to be pushing back with this FACT to every interview or discussion of our fellow citizens who are legitimately hurting from the loss of their job & back down the attacks & illegitimate accusations that these people are somehow "taking" money they should not be legitimately entitled to. Thank you.


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Marion Delgado 5 years 28 weeks ago

Also, obviously, you don't collect unemployment unless you've been paying into it. And your employer reduced your compensation to make up for their part of the contribution. So you effectively paid in 2 x what it says on your paycheck record. That was the whole purpose of making Unemployment, Worker's Compensation, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid contribution plans. So the Right Wing wouldn't be able to claim they were hand-outs. Didn't work. They'd claim 2+2=5 if they thought they had enough $$$ to make it stick.

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