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pattipanda
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   Posted 2/10/2009 6:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi FMily..
I did a really stupid thing, I made a big error on filing this week's umemployment claim that might effect my unemployment benefits and I could lose my unemployment all together.   My internet connection was acting up yesterday and I got kicked off the unemployment website while I was processing this week's claim, I wasn't able to check my answers until I got back on the site (by that time it was too late) and I answered the area asking if I had "looked for work this week" with a NO instead of a Yes.  Now I won't get any $$ this week.  I've tried to call and ofcourse I can't speak to a live person.  I don't know what to do.
The fog isn't helping either.  When I got booted off the site I paniced.. and for good reason.  Now I'm really freaking out!!  I know my husband is going to be REALLY upset.  But believe me, I'm more upset with myself than he could ever be with me.
If I can't even click on the right spot on the website how the heck am I ever going to have my head together enough to find a job again.  I'm never going to be able to do the work I used to do because of my fibro.  I used to work about 50-70 hours a week and believe me, I don't ever want to do THAT again.  I just want a part time office job, but there's nothing out there like that in this lousy economy. 
I've also thought about trying to get SSDI, but I can't apply for that if I'm on unemployment. 
I'm so mad at myself right now, I can feel an anxiety attack coming on and that will throw me into a flare (like it always does). 
I'm usually a really positive person, but this dumb move is really killing me.  I'm incredibly bummed out and can't think straight.
Thanks for listening (reading).
Patti
 
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel. 
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WyldOrchid5150
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   Posted 2/10/2009 7:38 AM (GMT -7)   
God Patti,I'm so sorry.Don't ya hate when some small mistake makes everything go kaflooey.And the gov is the worst.Did you try calling your local unemployment office?Usually they can reset it and you may half to come in and sign a paper,but it should only throw you check off by a couple of days.Don't call the main office,you'll never get threw.Hang in there! :-)
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SleepyBug
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   Posted 2/10/2009 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   
awww {{{{{{{{{patti}}}}}}}}}

first of all-deep breaths, my dear. i'll take some with you:-) (my anxiety can send me into a flare, too, so i'm just trying to help :-))

i am so sorry this happened!! i don't know how unemployment works in indiana, but here in michigan there is a number you can call to talk to a human-you have to wait on hold for about an hour (ugh) but you do finally get a real human being-do you guys have something like that? there has to be some way you can get ahold of someone! here we have something called michigan works, which are basically unemployment offices in various cities throughout the state-do you guys have something like that? maybe you could go there and talk to someone and explain what happened? it wasn't your fault that your computer screwed up!

i would think there would have to be SOME way for you to get ahold of a human-i know they don't make it easy for people, though, do they? grrrrrr!! hopefully you can get in touch with someone and get this fixed! i know upsetting this stuff can be and how stressful, especially when you think you might not get your payment!

keep us posted about how things go, ok?

{{{{{{{{{more hugs}}}}}}}}

oh, and ps-"FMily"!! that's so awesome, i love it! smilewinkgrin
love and hugs
~danielle


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getting by
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   Posted 2/10/2009 7:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Patti,

Can you try to go on again and resubmit your form? Maybe once you have settled down you can. And try calling. Hopefully you could get in touch with a rep that would help you. Especially being it was an honest mistake.

I hope things work out for you.

Hugs, Karen
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Marlee2
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   Posted 2/10/2009 8:07 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree Patti, you need to go to your local unemployment office and tell them about the computer messing up. I'm sure your not the first that has had computer problems while filling it out. The sooner you do it the better. I know it's just more stress added to your life that you don't need to have to deal with.
 
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pattipanda
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   Posted 2/10/2009 8:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone. I have called and they put you on hold and then disconnect.  HOW RUDE!! I went to the office here in our town (which is a TINY little town), they couldn't help because they're just a satillite office.  So they told me to call... which I did like 20 times, keep getting disconnected.  I guess I'll have to go to the big office about 45 minutes from here.  I know I'll have to go and wait forever but If I must , I must.  Man oh man, remind me never to make this mistake again!!!!  What a nightmare, and it's only just begun.  shakehead
Patti
 
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ericsmom
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   Posted 2/10/2009 8:52 AM (GMT -7)   

I agree with the girls here.  I also think that this problem is more common than you think!!  Start making those calls..or go to the unemployment office.  Even in Canada..each city has it's own office...we call it the same too...for eg...Orillia Works...or whatever city you are in.

Good Luck Patti..I honestly think you will resolve this by end of day  :-)  

 

Hugs

Diane 


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julieleaps
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   Posted 2/10/2009 10:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Just keep working through whatever you have to in order to get this fixed. One step at a time. Don't look back and beat yourself up - that's pointless and will put you into a flare. Just keep at it, one thing at a time. Be a robot about it if you have to. Remove the emotions to spare yourself - God knows that system is emotionless!

Praying you'll get it resolved to your satisfaction.
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Sherrine
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   Posted 2/10/2009 11:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Patti, I'd call again and stay on the line until a person will talk to you.  I'm hearing impaired and have to do this all of the time.  You do need to let them know what happened and that your computer was acting up.  I think they would understand.  There is so much going on in everyone's lives.
 
I would also try making the claim again.  It may not have gone through, either, if you were kicked off while you were doing it.  It can't hurt and could help.  I'd write on the claim what happened the first time, too. 
 
Let us know what happens.
 
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pattipanda
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   Posted 2/10/2009 3:22 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks for all of your advice.  You guys/gals are great!!!

I tried calling about 100 times.  Every time I was on hold waiting I got disconnected!! GGRRRRR!!!  When I spoke to the woman at our local office, she couldn't fix anything but she told me EVERYONE gets disconnected, that's ridiculous!!!!

And then I had a moment of clarity... idea   I decided to fax my problem to the fax number.  I could go in and fix it myself.. unfortunatly.  Hopefully I'll get it fixed that way.  If not, I'll go to the main office here in our area day after tomorrow and hope that they can help me.  I'm trying not to beat myself up too much but geeez, I should have been paying closer attention. 

Thanks again everyone!!!


Patti
 
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel. 
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pattipanda
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   Posted 2/12/2009 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Just a quick FYI for those of you who were so nice and supportive!  ~~ Blowing kisses to all of you~~
 
After I faxed in my information.. and a couple of days of patience.. I GOT IT!!!  They were understanding of my error and granted me this week's $$  Ahhhhh.. Thank GOD!!!
 
Thanks again for your help and advice!!! I did just what you told me to do... took the bull by the horns and didn't let go till I got my way!!! smilewinkgrin
 
Its amazing.. I was very tough in my job, but when it comes to myself.. I can be a bit of a weenie.  Guess I've got to learn to treat myself a little better and stand up for me once in a while.
 
Hugs to all,
Patti
 
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel. 
Meds = Elavil, Tramadol, Lipitor
"Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars" - author unknown


SleepyBug
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   Posted 2/12/2009 8:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Hooray!!!!! I am so happy to hear that you got it all straightened out! Good for you for sticking with it and not putting up with the stupid system! *high five*
love and hugs
~danielle


fibromyalgia, ibs, gerd, anxiety

We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.~Carlos Castaneda

I wish you all the joy that you can wish.~William Shakespeare

Housework, if you do it right, will kill you.~Erma Bombeck

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