This is NOT in any 'Breaking News' reports and I'm wondering WHY!
I was laid off from work, my last day of work was Dec. 31, 2010. I signed up for my Unemployment benefits on Jan. 10, 2011, after I got my last payday on Jan. 7, 2011. I find it hard to believe that I have not YET received even ONE check for being unemployed.
I have called and called and faithfully did my 'weekly certifying' and they tell me it is 'PENDING'! On Monday, I went to the local center and sat there as they called to see if they could find out more information. (Next Monday will make 6 weeks without any unemployment check!) They told her that yes, I am up-to-date on my weekly certifications, yes, I am entitled to benefits, and yet, hopefully they can 'catch up' within the next week. Or two! They said just this Monday (Feb. 14) they had mailed out the checks for those who had signed up on January 4, 2011. They claim they are THAT far behind in mailing benefit checks!
The lady told me, "Its not just you who is waiting. People all over the state are having to wait for them to 'catch up' because there are SO MANY PEOPLE OUT OF WORK."
Is this just in Tennessee? Or all the unemployment benefits all over the United States?
HOW COME THIS HAS NOT BEEN REPORTED BY ANY NEWS BROADCASTER THAT I CAN FIND? The good Lord has been good to me. He has provided. I'm still lacking money to go around, but not as bad as a lot of people are right now.What if I did not have a husband? What if I had 3 or 4 children to feed? What if I was the sole provider for a family? How are those people making it, if they have to wait 6 weeks to draw their unemployment benefits?
This is the 3rd year in a row that I have been laid off at this time of year, and before this time I ALWAYS had my first check within 2 weeks! (I even called them where I worked and they checked everything and said it was all done exactly as they've always done it and never had this problem before. But as it turned out, I'm not the only one waiting for my unemployment benefits to start. Many others are also on the waiting list!)
Is this being deliberately kept from the news reports? Or what? Could it be the higher-ups are afraid of an uprising here, in the states, by all those who are entitled to UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS like we are seeing in all the middle eastern countries??
My favorite scripture: Malachi 3:16
"Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name!" (Every time we speak of the Lord, or even THINK of him--its written down in a book of remembrance!)