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Unemployment question...

We were just told that as of January 1st EVERYONE will be cut off from unemployment... has anyone else heard that???

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Asked by newmom28 at 11:05 AM on Dec. 2, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Some people are already cut off. My dad gets Federal Unemployment since he's been on it for just over two years. (After being laid off from a job he's been doing for 15 years. All because his boss was intimidated and threatened by him. Jackass) Anyway, so he no longer gets unemployment either, because they cut funding for everyone. I don't know about general unemployment from the state, but Federal has been cut.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 11:08 AM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • I haven't heard this. That would be a total disaster for everyone!

    Answer by Daytripn at 11:08 AM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • Just more money being pulled out of the ACTUAL economy, the buying and selling of goods.

    about 2m will lose their UE by xmas.
    As people go to reapply (most people have to reapply every 15 weeks) they will start falling out of the system until everyone who is over their 26 week mark is rejected.

    UE adds anywhere from $1.61 - $2 to the economy for every dollar spent, according to the CBO, Moody's, and the Labor Dept.

    Answer by Jenny-talia at 11:10 AM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • Yes unless congress extends the benefits further. I think u will continue to receive your entitled benefits but nothing further.

    Answer by voni681 at 11:10 AM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • Yes that is the case. Everyone on extended benefits no matter what level they are on will be cut. They have determined that the recession is over and that since we are all doing so well, things can go back to the way they were.

    Answer by ShouldHaveLeft at 11:11 AM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • The *extended* benefits get cut off. If you just filed and started receiving it, you will receive it until you find a job or for the max amount of time.

    Answer by LeanneC at 11:15 AM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • No that is not true. If you exhausted initial benefits or your tier prior to November 28, you get to move onto the next tier, and COMPLETE that tier. Those that exhausted their benefits after the cut off, will not move onto the next tier unless congress acts. I feel an extension will pass due to the 9.5% UE rate. Congress is playing games.

    Shouldhaveleft, I am not sure where you are getting your info, but no one has determined that the recession is over.


    Answer by Anonymous at 11:16 AM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • The extended benefits are ending, not normal unemployment benefits and some people have already lost theirs.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:16 AM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • The extended benefits will expire if congress can't agree on how to fund another extension. It's not a matter of them wanting to extend it, it's only a matter of how to pay for the extension.


    Answer by QuinnMae at 11:18 AM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • The GOP will not vote to extend unless they get their tax cuts for the rich. That adds 700 billion to the deficit. Yet the GOP doesn't want to extend UE because of the deficit. So basically they are okay adding to the deficit as long as the rich benefit, but screw those who are in NEED. OUR GOVERNMENT SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!


    Answer by Anonymous at 11:21 AM on Dec. 2, 2010

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