Skip to comments.Furloughed Workers Seeking Unemployment Pay in D.C.
Posted on 10/02/2013 1:05:31 PM PDT by jimbo123
Federal workers who are furloughed because of the government shutdown are beginning to file for unemployment benefits with the District of Columbia.
Najla Haywood, a spokeswoman for the D.C. Department of Employment Services, says all initial claims for unemployment need to be filed online due to the increased demand.
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Sucking on the public teat is habit-forming.
I thought you had to be out of work 2 weeks before you could file ????
Now that it’s effecting the government itself, the economic slump is now considered a problem.
Oh great, double dipping.
Get unemployment bennies and then get back pay for days off.
And we get to pay for all that.
Nah, before you get paid perhaps. You can file for UI the day you’re laid-off, furloughed, fired or quit. Quitting puts the burden of proof on you, though.
That's the way it was the last time I was laid off in the private sector. But who know? Maybe those rules don't apply to federal workers just like Obamacare doesn't...
File the first week. File a claim the second week. One wk waiting period
No, in TN, I believe there is a 1 week wait after you file before you are eligible for benefits. But that just means you should file as soon as you get notice.
The nation is in a death struggle with a parasite government that has reached “critical mass”, and has no qualms about killing the host.
They CAN’T file for “unemployment benefits”!!!
They are NOT fired, or RELEASED from their duties, they have been locked out, by the President of the United States, their union capo de tutti capo!
Then, they give up any claim on back pay if the government decides to grant it.
They should aso give up any claim on returning to their old job.
They know all the loopholes and are notorious for double dipping.
In DC it must be 2 minutes.
If awarded UC, they’ll be considered overpaid once the feds make sure they get back pay for the time they were home watching Jerry Springer. The DC unemployment folks may just “waive” the OPs to their fellow public employees.
I see no problem getting unemployment, frankly the employer pays into the fund..but the cry babies need to quit saying how bad off they will be with out their pay ( have not missed a check yet)... unemployment does not take out fica, medicare, or fed tax\es unless u want them taken out..so most will not lose much in the end...
“Sucking on the public teat is habit-forming.”
Yep, it is a damn disease!
If one government agency can’t give it to you move on to the next & the next & the next...they learn YOUNG...
If there are 80,000 or more people working in government, civil or not, that are unimportant to the shutdown, why don’t we just fire them and use their wages for something important like paying off the trillions of dollars that bamaboy has spent????
Do does the fed gov pay “taxes to itself” to cover unemployment like corporations do? Or it is a fake escrow acct like Social Security?
Well as one federal employee on the radio said today — all furloughed federal employees should just stay at home and enjoy their time off because when they come back to work they will get paid for their furlough time.
That does not happen in the private sector. That is double dipping as is filing for ue and not only receiving it but also getting paid later for that furloughed time.
When it comes to whiny non-essential federal employees, yes.
In the private sector, we have to deal with temporary work stoppage all the time, especially contractors. As far as I'm concerned, you don't file for unemployment unless you are unemployed.
If they want to claim they have been laid off permanently, then they are welcome to claim involuntary unemployment. But, that requires them to give up their job.
They are double dipping if they collect unemployment now and later, when the govmint starts up, they receive back pay for the same time period. This scenario has happened in the past.