I received unemployment from the middle of June to the middle of August

Q) I received unemployment from the middle of June to the middle of August when I was unemployed from a local school district. I do not get paid in the summer because I am a ED TECH III. When I went to apply for LIHEAP I was denied because they cannot use my bank statement for proof of the money. I did not write down my ID or Password to check in every week because it was stored in the computer. Coffee got into that computer, everything was saved but the passwords and ID;s that were stored in it. I can not get in contact with the DOL because they have a message that states “All our representatives are busy call back later”. I have been doing this at different times and different days since I was first notified about my LIHEAP. I need someone to get through to them and get my ID and Password. I really need LIHEAP. I am 74 years old and in addition to my income, my Social Security is only $600 a month.

A) I’m sorry to hear about the difficulties you’re experiencing. Unfortunately, as an AI language model, I don’t have the ability to call or contact government agencies on your behalf. However, I can provide some suggestions for how you can try to resolve your issue:

  1. Keep trying to contact the Department of Labor (DOL) at different times of the day. They may have different hours of operation or staffing levels that vary throughout the day.
  2. Try reaching out to your state representative or senator. They may be able to help you contact the DOL and get your login information.
  3. Consider reaching out to a local advocacy group or legal aid organization that may be able to help you navigate the system and advocate for your rights.
  4. Finally, if all else fails, consider seeking assistance from a private attorney who specializes in employment law or government benefits. They may be able to help you appeal your denial or take other legal action.

I hope one of these options will help you to resolve your issue and obtain the assistance you need.

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