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I'm a 40 yr old male from central Oregon. I have been on and off unemployment for 2 yrs. When I found work the longest the job lasted was about 2 and 1/2 months. Well yesterday i went to check my good ol' Reliacard and noticed no funds there. Hmm, (quick call to unemployment!) and 1hour 15min later and i'm told that my claim expired on April 4th and here its the end of August. There computer screwed up and didn't stop my extension and make me start a new claim based on the small amount of work I had done in the last year. It was going to drop my weekly benifit amount by 225 bucks a week bringing my insulting weekly amount to 115 dollars. What I was told was that they owed me back payments from April 4th till now at 115 bucks a week. As I should have been on a new claim. Then they proceeded to tell me that the overpayment dept will be sending out a bill for the amount they had been paying me. which like I said above is 225 bucks more than my current amount. I asked them how this is my fault, the 2 ladies I talked with both said its not your fault, we even see you tried to open a new claim in July and were told not to. So i asked again Why should i be held responsible for a computer error on the states part? I got "Well its just a legal thing".
I'm seriously thinking of making a lawsuit over this,as i feel i have done nothing wrong, and followed all there rules waiting at the end of an extension hoping another one would kick in.
The thing that bugs me most is the thought "how many others has this happened to that the state has just rolled over on." The fact that they just reduce your amount because or a couple months work, i hate being a burden on my country but dammit how many years on solid working and paying into unemployment have we all done before all this crap!115.00 a week with a family of 5 and my wife works for the school district so not getting rich! Her job is the only reason were still in this F***ed up state!
posted 2 years, 9 months ago
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