Wisconsin Unemployment: Wisconsin's unemployed left hanging by ...

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Laid off by their employer, and at times left hanging by the state. Problems with the state's unemployment benefits continue to come in.
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Johnny

Madison, IN

#149 Feb 13, 2010
Get ready to have the Health Care bill shoved down our throats as the Senate just doesnt hear the PEOPLE, We dont want this Socialist Health Care Plan
Fluffy Dog Fostering

Sun Prairie, WI

#150 Feb 13, 2010
bill wrote:
for those who don't know what james from so. milwaukee is talking about when harry reid today pulled the plug on extended uc benefits, this was for the 26 additional weeks (tier five)that was proposed in the jobs bill. so people can not only forget about the additional 6 weeks of uc people thought they may get if wis uc rate went over 8.5%, but you can also kiss off any future uc benefits. hope i am wrong and they will change the bill, but don't get your hopes up too much.
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This bill never had any additional weeks. There was/is no tier 5. All unemployment extensions will expire at the end of Feb. What Reid pulled out of the jobs bill was an extension of the extensions. If this is not passed the extension you are on will be your last. Or if you are recently unemployed and in your first 26 weeks you will get no extensions. Even if Wisconsin's unemployment rate does average out at 8.5 nobody will see it unless they pass this extensions. If I have been unclear. ALL extensions expired on Feb. 28th unless Reid puts this back in or if they try to run it thru senate on its own.
Johnny

Madison, IN

#151 Feb 13, 2010
Fluffy Dog Fostering wrote:
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This bill never had any additional weeks. There was/is no tier 5. All unemployment extensions will expire at the end of Feb. What Reid pulled out of the jobs bill was an extension of the extensions. If this is not passed the extension you are on will be your last. Or if you are recently unemployed and in your first 26 weeks you will get no extensions. Even if Wisconsin's unemployment rate does average out at 8.5 nobody will see it unless they pass this extensions. If I have been unclear. ALL extensions expired on Feb. 28th unless Reid puts this back in or if they try to run it thru senate on its own.
This is absolutely correct for anyone who is trying to follow whats happening. No more for anyone.
bill

West Bend, WI

#152 Feb 13, 2010
i stand corrected! i guess i was getting bad info.
thank you fluffy dog amd johnny for clearing it up. bottom line is that it is not looking good. so what is everybody who can't find a job supposed to do now?
kevin

Burlington, WI

#153 Feb 14, 2010
I'm currently collecting euc benefits and have benefits left, like $ 2,000.00. Will they stop me being able to collect in the middle of me collecting and take my benefits from me. I saw an article stating that 100,000 people will be not be able to collect by Feb. 28th 2010.
Patty

United States

#154 Feb 14, 2010
Why is it taking so long to get January numbers released? I think Tier 4 will in fact be effective when we see these numbers, after the part-time holiday workers were let go numbers may have gone up. I also heard that Governor Doyle is trying to get benefits extended through the end of 2010. I am still keeping my fingers crossed though :)
carre

La Crosse, WI

#155 Feb 14, 2010
I found a way to email them and now I talk to the same guy who emailed me back the first time chck out the sight and you will find an email address everyone.
Fluffy Dog Fostering

Sun Prairie, WI

#156 Feb 14, 2010
kevin wrote:
I'm currently collecting euc benefits and have benefits left, like $ 2,000.00. Will they stop me being able to collect in the middle of me collecting and take my benefits from me. I saw an article stating that 100,000 people will be not be able to collect by Feb. 28th 2010.
You will finish the tier you are on. Then no additional tiers.
bill

West Bend, WI

#157 Feb 16, 2010
i am confused. two weeks ago, i got a letter from uc stating my benefits have ended. today i received a letter from uc that i have been awarded one more week of uc benefits - tier 2 additional. one week is better than none!!! what is going on?
kab

Watertown, WI

#158 Feb 16, 2010
bill wrote:
i am confused. two weeks ago, i got a letter from uc stating my benefits have ended. today i received a letter from uc that i have been awarded one more week of uc benefits - tier 2 additional. one week is better than none!!! what is going on?
I got the same thing !!! Any ideas anyone ???
bill

West Bend, WI

#159 Feb 16, 2010
i think i know what happened. when we got the last extension, the dollar amount and weeks benefit stated was shy by one week of what the extension should have been. didn't know why then, but this extra week must be to come up with the proper number of weeks/benefits.
Johnny

Madison, IN

#160 Feb 16, 2010
Hey Bill, HR3548 was a 14 week extension w 1 week added to tier 2 and 13 weeks of tier 3, hope that clears it up for you. Now lets see if we get tier 4 now that unemployment went up in wisconsin, but ill take the 14th week check from tier 2
Johnny

Madison, IN

#161 Feb 16, 2010
Also, tier 4 was for states that had a 3 month avg of 8.5% unemployment when HR3548 was signed into law, not sure how wisconsin can deny this tier 4, but i'll do some checking into and get the answers
fluffy dog fostering

Sun Prairie, WI

#162 Feb 16, 2010
Johnny wrote:
Also, tier 4 was for states that had a 3 month avg of 8.5% unemployment when HR3548 was signed into law, not sure how wisconsin can deny this tier 4, but i'll do some checking into and get the answers
Last month they knew by the ninth that we were not eligble for tier
4. This was posted on unemployment website on the 9th. Then the first round of letters were sent out stating that benefits were about to expire. It said to stop filing and if anything else became available we would be notified. About a week goes by and this takes us to the 4th or 5th of Feb. when a message appeared on Website telling us to KEEP filing. I think they know what the numbers are but are not coming forth with anything yet. I have been looking and can not find any Jan 2010 Wisconsin unemployment numbers as of yet.
bill

West Bend, WI

#164 Feb 17, 2010
Johnny wrote:
Also, tier 4 was for states that had a 3 month avg of 8.5% unemployment when HR3548 was signed into law, not sure how wisconsin can deny this tier 4, but i'll do some checking into and get the answers
johnny: i hope you are right. you seem to know what is going on. i am in the dark. you would make a GREAT investagative reporter.
bill

West Bend, WI

#165 Feb 17, 2010
Johnny wrote:
Hey Bill, HR3548 was a 14 week extension w 1 week added to tier 2 and 13 weeks of tier 3, hope that clears it up for you. Now lets see if we get tier 4 now that unemployment went up in wisconsin, but ill take the 14th week check from tier 2
so the heading on my letter from the state for the extra week stated tier two. so what happened to tier 3? why wouldn't i get this, because now we are hoping for tier 4?
Johnny

Madison, IN

#166 Feb 17, 2010
The 13 weeks that just ended was tier 3, then they have "tiny tier 2" which is 1 week.Now we have to wait and see if we get tier 4
Johnny

Madison, IN

#167 Feb 17, 2010
They said today that i qualified for another 13 EB benefits and they put me in EUC 1st, because that is fully funded.Now im supposed to keep filing she said
Andy

United States

#168 Feb 18, 2010
So, what are we waiting for, to know whether we're eligible for Tier 4?
bill

West Bend, WI

#170 Feb 18, 2010
Andy wrote:
So, what are we waiting for, to know whether w
e're eligible for Tier 4?
so johnny, when you going to find out the answer?

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