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Single Mother Loses State Job

After my husband left in 2009, I found a job at the local community college. My daughter was three and a half. I was so thrilled to have a state job with great benefits. I became more and more self-sufficient, even buying a modest house through USDA Rural ...
—AmyWA

Unemployment benefits

I received unemployment benefits when I lost my job in 2011 and had them until the end of July in 2012. When I had the benefits it helped to pay the bills and get things for the house. Just shortly after losing the benefits I got a job but it did not ...
—SamanthaGA

Life was good ...

My husband is, by trade, a union sheetmetal worker. When he was working, life was good. Work was steady, he was dedicated and loyal and life was good. He worked steady and consistently since entering the labor union many, many years ago.

Last January, ...

—Leigh-AnnPA

Unemployed

I have had several of my kids unemployed reciently and they desperately needed the benefit of un-employment insurance. They weren't on it for long but it sure helped thm survive until they got a new job.
—DannaOR

1st time recipient of unemployment benefits

After my baby was born prematurely @ 27 weeks, she spent the next 3 months in NICU at our hospital. I had worked for 8 years at this hospital but they gave me such a hard time about needing time off from work to take our baby to all her doctor appts ...
—StephanieVT

4 1/2 years of struggle

The company my husband worked for for 23 years went bankrupt in 2009 and he was laid off. Until then he was earning a modest but middle class salary and I was able to be a stay at home mom for 14 years. After the layoff, I freelanced for about a year ...
—CelesteNY

Help with hanging on

When my husband lost his job we also lost our health benefits. We ended up having to claim bankruptcy and turning our house over to the court. We depleted our savings to pay for our meds and trying to hang on to our house. Having the unemployment benefits ...
—MarleneVA

Cutoff from NC Funding

I have been laidoff since March, 2012 and my unemployment funding was cutoff in summer of 2013. And just today my ex husband was laidoff out of state so what about the welfare of our innocent child?
—RobynNC

HARD TIMES

There are 3 people who live in this one bedroom apartment. My son, Michael who is on disability. Myself, also disabled. And my boyfriend who is on Unemployment. He received a letter stating that his unemployment was stopping. Without him able to ...
—ConstanceMO

Homeless

I was terminated, illegally as it turns out, from my job in 2003. I was granted unemployment insurance due to my employer's not having followed proper procedure in terminating me. Already in my '50's, I did not find employment in the six months that I ...
—GayleCA

Our life

Right now it's very important to continue unemployment benefits.
—KristiMN

untitled

I AM CURRENTLY ON UNEMPLOYMENT

Whole family is unemployed!

My brother, near 60 and only a high school education and no particular skills, recently lost his labor job. He worked for 10 years there for VERY little pay and NO benefits, but it kept a roof over the head of he, my sister, and my nephew. He's on unemployment, ...
—MichelleCA

15 Months and Counting...

I lost my job as an insurance agent in September 2012. The company was taken over by people from a retail background. The new regime thinks that selling auto insurance is like retail--it should be easy to get people to make impulse buys! I was the oldest ...
—DeborahFL

Still looking & trying to make ends meet

I am constantly looking for work and have yet to find something; it has been 13 months. I have even applied with temporary agencies and have not been sent out for work even after months. My extension occurred during California's State Sequester period ...
—Heather CA

Childhood Memory

When I was a child, my dad became unemployed. It was an extremely stressful time for my family. Both parents were minimum wage workers to begin with and so lived month to month. We lived for months on beans wondering if we'd end up on the street. The ...
—dayna

Superstorm Sandy. Laid Off. Cancer. Unemployment Benefits.

My title says it all. I am a single mom. Without unemployment benefits...we have nothing, absolutely nothing.

A year ago, we lost our home and everything we own to Sandy. We are still displaced in a rental. A month after Sandy, I was laid off in ...

—ShelbyNJ

Unemployed for 21 months

My husband was unemployed for 21 months (just 7 months after we were transferred to a new state and bought a house). I am on disability so I do not contribute much to our income. I am beyond offended by the remarks made insinuating that extended benefits ...
—LoisRI

Unemployed for 21 months

My husband was unemployed for 21 months (just 7 months after we were transferred to a new state and bought a house). I am on disability so I do not contribute much to our income. I am beyond offended by the remarks made insinuating that extended benefits ...
—LoisRI

never enough

I live on medicare and can't imagine life without it. I think it is cruel to give something to someone only to take it back. My son just abruptly lost health care coverage. Pretty soon we'll be as poor as India. What the heck is happening?
—PatriciaME
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