Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Score One For The Government

For those of you waiting anxiously for the results of yesterdays meeting, I do apologize for the delay. I wanted to make sure the website would actually let me in before I made my report.

My appointment was at 2:30, and at 3:55 (yes, 3:55, not 2:55) I finally sat down with a lady from the claims department. At 4:05, I was getting in the truck. I love those hour-and-a-half waits for less than 10 minutes. I did get results, though. The lady reopened my claim and said I would be able to file this morning for 4 weeks. Amazingly enough, she was right! If all goes well, I should have 3 weeks of unemployment money in my bank account by Friday. The reason our meeting took as long as it did was that I thought I’d only have two weeks of money coming because of severance pay. The lady said that the rule was changed back in October, and severance no longer blocks unemployment pay. She also said that I could file a request for late/back unemployment payments, since there were several weeks I didn’t file due to getting severance. Its not a bad idea, but I don’t know how difficult it would be to do that. Plus, I can’t find anything online that supports what she said. Even the ESC website still says severance delays unemployment. I’ll keep that idea in the back of my mind and ponder on it. At this point, I’m just happy the system let me file this morning.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

YEAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!Glad you got all of that settled. As for your waiting time in the ESC....that's just par for the course!!!!Now unless something unusual happens, you can take care of it all online. At the ESC, the reason you wait so long is because they have to look busy by walking around, talking to each other and taking breaks. That's how they earn their pay. And that's the way it is!!!!!

Love you, Mom