I may not end up homeless after all!

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  1. brimancandy profile image80
    brimancandyposted 13 years ago

    For those of you who have read my various posts about unemployment, and donating money to charity, I may have had some good news on my financial situation.

    I worked full time for close to 20 years, and had to fight my former employer for unemployment benefits, and I lost. So, I was trying to get donations to help me through these hard times. For which I received zero.

    The good news is, the decision to deny my unemployment has been overturned! So, I can start receiving benefits again. Hurray!
    I had to wait almost 6 months for this decision, and was very close to being put out on the street. (Stiil very close)

    I don't know how this whole thing is going to work out, but, I should get back benefits for all of the weeks that I missed. If that is the case I will get a nice sum of money in backpay. That should keep me going for several more months, while I continue to look for another job.

    I am hoping to land a job in the new casino that is under construction south of town. That would be cool, and probably last for a while. But, it's just a thought.

    Thanks for reading. Wish me luck!

    1. gm0nk3y profile image60
      gm0nk3yposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Try making money online too! It can be easy money on the side. A little bit of effort can get you enough money for free gas... free food.. etc.

    2. Hokey profile image61
      Hokeyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  big_smile

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      china manposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Way to go !

    4. mr. daydream profile image59
      mr. daydreamposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Mostly everyone qualifies for unemployment once they're terminated from a job, depending on how much they've made that year. But that's scary they cut your benefits off until the matter was resolved, cause usually once the ajudicator first decides to reward a recipient unemployment benefits, they (USUALLY) let you continue receiving them, even if the company does decide to challenge their decision. We'll at least you won... only the strong survives!!!

  2. Ohma profile image60
    Ohmaposted 13 years ago

    Best of luck to you my friend.
    I was also very close until I found at just this morning that I got the Job I have been hoping for for nearly a month now. things are looking better here and once you get that fat check they will be better for you too!

  3. Faybe Bay profile image68
    Faybe Bayposted 13 years ago

    Kudo's to you. yes you should receive back weeks, all of them from the first day of application if the ruling is overturned. I do get angry about this subject, it is the law that they keep unemployment insurance, and then they bypass the law by refusing to pay.

    I am glad you won!

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      A Texanposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      There is a way around that happening.

      If you are let go from a job or whatever and you file for unemployment, find a friend who will say that you worked for them right after you left the other place and he/she had to let you go! They will go back to the previous employer for benefits and off you go!

      There are ways around these chickenshit laws and sorry ass employers!

      1. Ohma profile image60
        Ohmaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        wow wish someone had told me this 6 months ago.

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          A Texanposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          I should have written a hub about it, but the gubmint may be watching me....again.

      2. Rafini profile image72
        Rafiniposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        it would have to be claimed as self-employment type income, wouldn't it?  otherwise...the gov could get your friend in trouble?

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          A Texanposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Probably, but if you didn't make much money they don't care.

  4. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 13 years ago

    I am so pleased you got good news at last!
    Any chance of a loan??  wink

  5. Cagsil profile image72
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    Glad to hear! Congrats! smile

  6. K Partin profile image60
    K Partinposted 13 years ago

    Way to go glad to hear your good news! I been doing a continuing series on the homeless and my friend we don't want you there. Good luck!! smile

  7. Rafini profile image72
    Rafiniposted 13 years ago

    I am happy for you!  I hope I have the same luck.

  8. theherbivorehippi profile image65
    theherbivorehippiposted 13 years ago

    I'm glad things worked out for you!

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    Ghost32posted 13 years ago

    Congrats on the overturn, and definitely wishing you luck.  Being homeless is not a minor issue.  I've never been (at least not for long enough to make a best selling TV miniseries about it), but my wife was homeless for nearly 3 years, just made it back "under cover" (an apartment) a couple of weeks before we meet.  It's a good thing to avoid, for sure...!  tongue

  10. brimancandy profile image80
    brimancandyposted 13 years ago

    hello all;

    Thanks for the comments. I just returned from the U.I.A. and I received a nice check from them that will keep me going until mid August, I was also approved for another 14 weeks. So, I should be good until sometime next year!

    It's cool, because getting a job now will not effect the back pay. So, I'm very satisfied with the outcome. I do not understand why the original judge ruled against me. the only thing I can see is him just wanting to get it over with.

    I also discovered that my former employer can not fight this new ruling. So it's good all around.

    Thanks for the kind words.

  11. profile image0
    moonphlowerposted 13 years ago

    That's great news!!!  smile

  12. WriteAngled profile image74
    WriteAngledposted 13 years ago

    Glad to hear this. I have been following your story, although not commenting.

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    Imelledaposted 13 years ago

    So nice to read that things are beginning to turn for you! big_smilebig_smile
    Hope things work out on the job front, too.



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