Q) I applied for my unemployment on September 25, 2013, since I applied I have only received 1 check. I go to the local unemployment office and question why I am not getting my benefits and I keep getting the run around, they say they have been mailed but I am not getting them. I am a married man with a child and a wife, Iam waiting on a job so I can start work but in the mean time I need my benefits. I have been multiple times to the unemployment office as well as the post office to see if something is wrong with my mail, that is all correct. I need help from someone on this matter.
A) I’m sorry to hear that you have been experiencing difficulties with receiving your unemployment benefits. It sounds like you have been actively trying to resolve the issue by going to the local unemployment office and checking with the post office, but have not been able to get a satisfactory answer.
Here are some additional steps you can take to try to resolve the issue:
- Contact the unemployment office again: If you have not already done so, contact the unemployment office again to inquire about the status of your benefits. Ask if there is a specific reason why you have not been receiving your benefits and what steps can be taken to resolve the issue.
- Consider contacting your state representative or senator: If you have tried contacting the unemployment office multiple times and are not getting a satisfactory response, consider contacting your state representative or senator. They may be able to advocate on your behalf and help expedite the process.
- File a complaint with the Department of Labor: If you have exhausted all other options and still have not received your benefits, you can file a complaint with the Department of Labor. The Department of Labor can investigate the matter and determine if any action needs to be taken.
- Check for any errors or issues with your claim: Double-check to make sure that all of the information on your unemployment claim is correct. If there are any errors or issues, this could be causing a delay in your benefits.
Remember to keep detailed records of all of your communication with the unemployment office, including dates and times of phone calls and visits to the office. This can help you to provide evidence of your attempts to resolve the issue if you need to file a complaint or seek help from your elected officials.