Saturday, April 09, 2011

Did Minnesota Over Pay For Your Unemployment?

It has been discovered that the State of Minnesota overpayed those receiving Minnesota Unemployment Benefits by a total of 3.2 million dollars in 2010. A new federal program to give unemployment benefit recipients $25 extra was miscalculated by the computer and overpaid recipients. Now the state is wondering how they can get their money back. Usually in cases of computer error only about half of the overpayments can be taken back from recipients. Because of this computer error the state has given away $1.5 million taxpayer dollars but at least it went to those most in need. If you are receiving Minnesota unemployment benefits you might want to use your MN unemployment login to check and see if there are any notifications that you were overpayed benefits. In cases like this it is best to get square with the state as soon as you can.

Friday, April 01, 2011

Unemployment Drops But Many Still Login

Did you hear the good news? The United States unemployment rate dropped to 8.8% just .1 below previous levels of 8.9% While politicians will tout this as good news many are still using their unemployment login at their local state unemployment website to file weekly claims and apply for unemployment benefits. Even at 8.8% the unemployment rate is much much higher than a nice 6% unemployment rate that would define a great economy. Remember when Obama said unemployment would not rise above 8%? Well now you'll find politicians just like Obama patting themselves on the back for 8.8% my how the world turns. If you are on unemployment benefits and looking for work you still must take it very serious. You'll still need to use your unemployment login to claim your weeks and file any bit of information needed to maintain your benefits. 8.8% means its still hard to find a job so make sure you are doing all the right things to stay eligible.