Advice On Filing For Unemployment Benefits: Document Everything And Be Persistent

News Story (NATIONAL)

Advice On Filing For Unemployment Benefits: Document Everything And Be Persistent

March 26, 2020 | Yuki Noguchi | National Public Radio (NPR)
A record 3.3 million people filed for initial unemployment benefits last week, with millions more anticipated in coming weeks. All this has put a huge strain on state employment agencies, so experts say persistence is key to getting those benefits. In this story, legal aid attorneys give recommendations for what recently laid-off workers should do to navigate the unemployment benefits system.
Tags: CoronaVirus | COVID-19 | Unemployment Insurance

Lives on hold, literally, laid-off in Pennsylvania can’t get jobless benefits

News Story (Pennsylvania)

Lives on hold, literally, laid-off in Pennsylvania can’t get jobless benefits

April 17, 2017 | Jane Von Bergen | Philadelphia Inquirer
What has Salvato in a tizzy is the near-collapse of Pennsylvania’s unemployment compensation system. In mid-December, the state closed three service centers and furloughed 521 workers, or a third of the people who deal with unemployment compensation.
Tags: Public Benefits | Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment Is a Full-Time Job

Feature (California)

Unemployment Is a Full-Time Job

January 29, 2016 | Jessica Pishko | TakePart
Although many have the impression that poor people lead easy lives, just getting the benefits they're entitled to can be a struggle.
Tags: Social Security Benefits | Unemployment Insurance