Why is it so hard to file for unemployment? | Just The FAQs

Why is it so hard to file for unemployment? | Just The FAQs 1


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33 Comments on "Why is it so hard to file for unemployment? | Just The FAQs"

  1. sharon crawford | April 23, 2020 at 9:53 AM | Reply

    Have been trying for days upon days to call. Thousands of calls!

    • Call your governor’s office hundreds of times instead.

    • NV Progressive | April 23, 2020 at 11:02 PM | Reply

      This seems like they are lying. They have the phones off the hook.

    • NV Progressive | April 23, 2020 at 11:03 PM | Reply

      @krembulum going to try that to.orrow

    • XmenAvenger 23 | April 24, 2020 at 12:33 AM | Reply

      I’ve been layed off since last Thursday and have called hundreds of times. I finally got through and they’ve changed the setup to where they just take your name and social and say they’ll call you back. This is in Alabama.

    • sharon crawford | April 24, 2020 at 8:35 AM | Reply

      3521 calls..getting up at 6am and line busy. Finally reached someone through the chat! I hope they fix this system….folks are getting restless.

  2. Cause they don’t want us to know it’s actually about 35/40 million people actually unemployed now

  3. Because they dont want to give away the money

    • Mellowout Vlogs It Out | May 6, 2020 at 12:20 PM | Reply

      (B)ig B Brian For (BECAUSE)

    • Anthony Lane | May 7, 2020 at 10:34 AM | Reply

      You are sooo right!!! It’s similar to auto insurance you pay into but soon as you have a accident, the insurance company looks for every way possible to not settle your claim.

  4. xXHamatoYoshiXx | April 23, 2020 at 10:48 PM | Reply

    If they don’t have enough people, why don’t they just uhm…HIRE PEOPLE.

  5. They do it on purpose so they don’t have to report the real unemployment numbers

  6. Michelle Burkholder | April 23, 2020 at 10:57 PM | Reply

    Trump, Pelosi, McConnell and Congress better figure it out fast.

    • Celestial 16 | April 24, 2020 at 1:33 AM | Reply

      Michelle Burkholder 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂ur funny, betting on a rock would be more helpful bud

  7. Maritza Bettencourt | April 23, 2020 at 10:58 PM | Reply

    It’s really hard to apply unemployment.I got layed off and up to this time I haven’t got any Penney.

  8. NV Progressive | April 23, 2020 at 11:02 PM | Reply

    I filed and have issues yet can’t call and get through on the telephone.

    • I called and used the employer option and the lady processed mine so I can get my issue resolved… took forever. Option 3-2-1-0 and I did not wait for them to talk. Dialed a few times before it went through

  9. Another problem is our _ignorance…_ I mean, most of us that are filling for unemployment have never done it before, we’ve always worked; so this is new to us, & we’re not quite sure what we’re doing. So mistakes are happening…

    • Maritza Bettencourt | May 8, 2020 at 5:42 PM | Reply

      Your right. I was one of them who doesn’t know what to do.I tried to be honest but I it became a mistake.

  10. cattigereyes1 | April 23, 2020 at 11:42 PM | Reply

    Impossible rules and government employee incompetence.. enjoy!

  11. I called and used the employer option and the lady processed mine so I can get my issue resolved… took forever

  12. SOUFSIDESHCAGO | April 24, 2020 at 12:02 AM | Reply

    The American worker suffers at every turn, but the bills are always on time.

  13. maxjosephwheeler | April 24, 2020 at 1:27 AM | Reply

    *It’s always been this hard.* They do it that way on purpose. I tried to file ONCE when I was 22, they told me how long it was going to be and how much I was getting and laughed. NEVER AGAIN! F the Gov.

  14. Michael Atkin | April 24, 2020 at 2:05 AM | Reply

    Why is it hard to file? Because they don’t want you to have the money, duh. Even though you paid into

  15. friendly neighborhood SpaceCowboy | April 24, 2020 at 2:42 AM | Reply

    Yeah I live in Ohio and filed over 5 weeks ago and haven’t gotten a penny yet. Cannot get with anybody on the phone and there is no email to contact so I’m literally not getting any money and my bills are starting to stack up. They need to be responsible for any negative credit incurred for people who simply aren’t getting any benefits

  16. I had a fare hearing in NYC and it was completely one sided never let me explain my side of the story and allowed alphapointe the chance to get away with not paying me unemployment I filed a complaint with HR showing and proving bullying along with harrassment constant verbal abuse then lied on because I’m an disabled employee followed by being vilified by two sighted supervisors I never got a chance to prove anything because of a corrupt system that benefits the employer

  17. John Patriot eagle freedom boner | April 24, 2020 at 6:54 PM | Reply


  18. I have been out of work since March, and I haven’t seen a penny of it

  19. Tony Appleton | April 26, 2020 at 11:42 PM | Reply

    I got my 1st self employment pua payment in Missouri last week. 133 plus 600. I filed for 2nd week today…..so about 1 month from the law passing

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