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He Made a Minor Mistake Filling Out an Unemployment Form. Then the State Demanded $14,990 From Him.

Ahmad Ghabboun broke into a sweat. It was a late night in August and he had just discovered an unexpected $14,990 debt posted to the online portal he uses to access his account with Washington state’s unemployment agency. Since May, he had been receiving payments every week through the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program, newly established …

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A Very Nasty Tax Withholding Surprise for Anyone Unemployed

Concerned or worried couple reading.

The coronavirus pandemic has turned American employment upside down. While some may be proclaiming recent amazing job growth in our country, the overall numbers of people unemployed is still staggering. According to the federal government Bureau of Labor Statistics, numbers are huge. To help people suddenly unemployed, the government temporarily passed enhanced benefits that meant …

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States Where Expired Unemployment Benefits Will Hurt Most

The expiration of the $600 boost to unemployment benefits would leave millions of Americans without a vital source of income amid a global pandemic. As of this writing, nearly 32 million Americans are claiming unemployment insurance benefits, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Some states — including Nevada and Hawaii — are more vulnerable …

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We’ve Struggled to Pay Off What We Can. – Maggie

“Dear Steve, In 2009 my fiance and I had an income of approximately $60,000. We lived more than comfortably. Over the course of the next two years however, we had a sick baby whom I chose to stay home and care for, he lost his job, had to surrender one of our two new cars, …

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I’m So Embarrassed About My Financial Situation. – Frances

“Dear Steve, I’m desperate for help…you see I’ve been so embarassed about my financial situation that I’ve just been stuck repeating the same behavior for years. Now I’m unemployed and back at home with my parents and my two children living off of my EDD Benefits. I really want to use this time to create …

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Is Bank Of America Taking Advantage Of The Unemployed With Debit Card Fees?

The state of South Carolina and Bank of America have teamed up together to administer unemployment benefits to South Carolina residents. Unemployment benefits used to come in the form of a check but are now being issued in the form of a Bank of America prepaid debit card. Bank of America claims that it’s good …

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Federal Government Job Scam Halted

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has halted a countrywide scheme that falsely promised consumers help to get federal government jobs through exclusive listings. According to the FTC, Frontier Publishing, doing business as American Data Group, targeted and charged consumers for information pertaining to federal government jobs (jobs that the federal government provides for free) but …

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