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Last night, United States Senate lawmakers were three votes short of the 60 needed to extend unemployment benefits to unemployed workers.
decreasing the bill’s cost nearly $100 billion from its original price tag of $130 billion a month ago wasn’t good enough
According to U.S. Labor Department figures, more than 1 million people will stop getting unemployment benefits by the end of this week.
Also, the House voted in favor of a measure postponing a 21% cut in Medicare payments t
I have worked and paid taxes for the last 29 years, this is the FIRST time I have been unemployed!!! I have looked for work and applied at more than 100 jobs ,some for minumum wage, to no avail. You are telling me I now no longer qualify for somethign I have paid into for the last 25 years?!?!? How would YOU feel if this were you?
the extension would add too much debt to the already incredibly huge federal deficit
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
Since lawmakers are able to decide not to continue payment then why is it mandatory for employers and employees to contribute?
What the hell is going to happen with an abrupt 1million people unable to afford to pay bills and buy food?
Originally posted by whoshotJR
For everything to start to turn around, this must happen. Force people back to work. We don't have the money to pay for this. I wonder how much that guy paid in over 25 years and how much he has now drawn out.
State Unemployment Insurance Benefits
In general, the Federal-State Unemployment Insurance Program provides
unemployment benefits to eligible workers who are unemployed through
no fault of their own (as determined under State law), and meet other
eligibility requirements of State law.
Unemployment insurance payments (benefits) are intended to provide
temporary financial assistance to unemployed workers who meet the
requirements of State law.
Each State administers a separate unemployment insurance program
within guidelines established by Federal law.
Eligibility for unemployment insurance, benefit amounts and the length
of time benefits are available are determined by the State law under
which unemployment insurance claims are established.
In the majority of States, benefit funding is based solely on a tax
imposed on employers.
[Only] (Three (3) States require minimal employee contributions.)
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1. You must meet the State requirements for wages earned or time worked during an established period of time referred to as a "base period".
(In most States, this is usually the first four out of the last five
completed calendar quarters prior to the time that your claim is filed.)
2. You must be determined to be unemployed through no fault of your own
(determined under State law), and meet other eligibility requirments of State law.