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While I am employed with a temp agency, I get laid off often, these benefits help in between for my household necessitys. Without them I have to ask friends or borrow money.

Two Years of Struggle and Counting

Almost 2 years ago, I lost my job as a result of my employer, of 6.5 years, not accepting my reasonable job restrictions to ensure a safe pregnancy. I had to fight for my unemployment benefits because my former employer said I left my job voluntarily. ...

Trying to find a job at age 50!

I have lost my job, almost lost my home, I have been trying to find a job that is more than a minimum wage job, so I have gone back to school to a technical college so I can get a job within the career field I had been in for over 15 years but be as qualified ...


I would like to start off by saying I am a highschool graduate and have some college under my belt. I have been in the workforce is the age of 15 and have been self sufficient my entire life. However today, things are a little different. I am a 35 year ...

I miss Michael

My husband was sick and because of a pre-existing condition after his job laid him off, was turned down for oth health and life insurance. I put him on my insurance but it did not cover all of the medical needs that he had. He died way too soon and I ...

Son now has Obamacare

We were paying $690 per month for our 28 year old son to have insurance. He went online and quickly got Medicaid through the AFA. As a graduate student with low income, it's costing him nothing.

In fear

Unemployment benefits ended for me on December 28th, 2013. The following week I gave birth to my newborn baby. I was left to struggle the rest of month; my baby started of breastfeeding, but I was not producing enough milk. Because I had no income for ...
—Brittany SkyeNM

Sister in tears

My brother in law was laid off unexpectedly in May. He has been looking steadily while my sister increases her work hours and they struggle to pay rent and care for their 4 year old. The economy is better for some, but a lot of people are still struggling. ...

I'm not alone!

I'm a college educated business professional whose been unemployed since August 2013. I have actively been seeking employment and to help with expenses worked retail at Macy's during the holidays. With only 8 weeks of UC left and no job offer yet on the ...

Husband has been unemployed since June

My husband was laid off at the end of June after 20 years at a medical publisher. He looks for jobs every day and he's had several interviews but he hasn't gotten any offers yet. His state unemployment runs out in about 6 weeks.

I work part time and ...


four years of unemployment

My husband lost his job in 2007 and it was four years before he was able to find full-time permanent work in his field. He is 57 and was just laid off again. We are very worried for our family and others in similar situations.

We have learned the hard ...


Lost Everything

for all workers who lost their jobs for various reasons and for oour troops who are back home and might have found a job, then with cuts were forced to get on unemployment. They need those extensions, so they can buy food, pay on their homes, pay for ...

Single Mother with 3 seasonal jobs

I'm always eligible for unemployment because I'm work for 3 different employers, each a different season. My next job doesn't begin until June. Without my extension, what do I do until then to support myself and my children?

Unable to get help

My fiancé was laid off two weeks ago. He has been trying daily to get through to unemployment to file his initial claim but due to high call volume he keeps being told by a recording to try again later. We are in a terrible financial situation and because ...

Self employed

I choose self employed to with long long

Hours and days of work for FEAR

OF unemployed in the corporate world .

I had 2 children to feed , cloth , educate

I had to survive .. Henceforth , my job took

Care of my children now as I approach

60 years ...



My brother is currently unemployed and he is desperately looking for a job. I cannot continue to keep paying his bills and mine too while congress figure out what they need to do concerning whether or not to extend unemployment benefits. A couple of weeks ...

right to work/ at will

I worked for Republic Services in Southern Illinois. I was terminated because a woman backed out of her driveway into the side of my garbage truck. I live in an at will/ right to work state, so I could be terminated for any reason ( saying hello to my ...


I am a mom of 4 and was recently laid off from my job in May 2013. I have been vigorously looking for work since then and I have also went back to school. The struggle has been hard but bearable with the help of unemployment benefits but now I am no longer ...

Desperate Need

There are not many more words that I can say to describe the way I am being impacted by the government cutting off benefits... Desperate need. I am a single mother of three and was laid off my full time job over 2 years ago. I have only been able to land ...
—Laura OH

my son

still needs unemployment help at this time. No money to pay rent and my house is 3 hours away for him to move in with me because I don't have the money for is rent. He is living with 2 others and they have all they can do to take care of there rent. I ...
—tina WI
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