20,000 Hoosiers to Lose Unemployment Benefits on December 28

27 Dec

by Ken Davidson

Indiana Department of Workforce officials are warning that up to 20,000 hoosiers will not get unemployment benefits beginning next week. The budget deal passed by both houses of Congress and signed into law by President Obama does not provide for extended unemployment benefits. That means that hoosiers are eligible for 26 weeks of benefits under the Indiana plan. Those who have been receiving benefits under the federally funded extension will no longer be eligible for benefits. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development explains:

What happens to Hoosiers on unemployment when the federal extensions expire?
Unemployed Hoosiers will not be able to receive any further federally extended benefit
payments.

What can I do to help my situation before the federally extended benefits expire?
It is important for you to visit your local WorkOne as soon as possible to get help with
your job search. WorkOne staff can help you update your resume, recharge your job
search and interview skills, strengthen your computer knowledge, get your Indiana High
School Equivalency Diploma, become certified in a high-demand industry and match
your skills with new career opportunities to find a new job. All of these services and
more are free of charge. Log on to http://www.workoneworks.com to find out more.

Are there any other programs to help unemployed Hoosiers with food, rent, or other items?
Visit The Indiana Department of Workforce Development’s (DWD) website at
http://www.in.gov/dwd. Click on “Unemployment for Individuals”, then click on “Resource
Guide for the Unemployed” on the left side of the page. This guide provides information
about other programs that can help while y

As of June 25, 2013, Indiana University reported 25,000 Lake County residents as unemployed. While the overwhelming majority of those are not receiving extended benefits, it is clear that many local residents will be affected. Statewide it is estimated that 20,000 will lose benefits immediately with many more losing benefits in the coming weeks when the 26 week benefit expires.

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10 Responses to “20,000 Hoosiers to Lose Unemployment Benefits on December 28”

  1. Perry MX Stabler via Facebook December 27, 2013 at 3:00 pm #

    Watch the crime pick up …MX

  2. Kim Dugger Krull via Facebook December 27, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

    Looks like a lot of jobs available! https://www.indianacareerconnect.com/vosnet/Default.aspx

  3. JJ Huron via Facebook December 27, 2013 at 4:37 pm #

    Septic issues? Call Septic Solutions LLC for the best prices in Indiana!

  4. Mike Hawkins via Facebook December 27, 2013 at 5:16 pm #

    Temporary programs as such have to end sometime and this was a stimulus related assister. Unemployment benefits are normally a state directed and funded benefit and taxed and payed by workers. The temporary federal benefit extension is payed by the federal government by borrowed funds.

  5. Vicky Davidson December 28, 2013 at 12:18 am #

    I totally agree that this was a temporary arrangement .. we should be thankful it was there when we needed it..

  6. Victoria Davidson Black via Facebook December 28, 2013 at 12:21 am #

    I agree with Mike hawkins these were temp.

  7. Frank Kolodziej via Facebook December 28, 2013 at 1:46 am #

    The problem is that the unemployed status for those affected hasn’t been “temp”.

  8. John Smith December 28, 2013 at 7:51 pm #

    Don’t these unemployed folks know that the unemployment rate is falling thanks to our Affirmative Action President?

  9. John Rudd via Facebook December 29, 2013 at 7:47 am #

    but corporate welfare goes on forever!! oh to be a billion dollar corporation so i wouldn’t have to pay any taxes!!!

  10. Greg Serbon via Facebook December 29, 2013 at 9:32 am #

    I talked to the general contractor building my house and their having a hard time finding workers to do siding and other construction related jobs. They pay between $15 and $25 dollars an hour depending on experience. There are jobs available if you want to work and now they will have too.

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