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Postby sconnielaw13 » Sun Oct 18, 2009 4:05 pm

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Re: being on unemployment issurance considered public assistance

Postby Renzo » Sun Oct 18, 2009 4:09 pm

My guess is no, but I'd call and ask. My guess is they're looking for poverty-level type assistance (so unemployment wouldn't count), but I don't know.

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Re: being on unemployment issurance considered public assistance

Postby sconnielaw13 » Sun Oct 18, 2009 4:11 pm

That is what I sort of thought I just wanted to see if anyone knew for sure before I called someone and asked. Thanks though

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Hattori Hanzo
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Re: being on unemployment issurance considered public assistance

Postby Hattori Hanzo » Sun Oct 18, 2009 4:43 pm

You (and your employer) pay a portion of each paycheck towards unemployment insurance so I don't see how it is any more public assiatance than health or auto insurance payouts.

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Re: being on unemployment issurance considered public assistance

Postby sconnielaw13 » Sun Oct 18, 2009 4:56 pm

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Hattori Hanzo
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Re: being on unemployment issurance considered public assistance

Postby Hattori Hanzo » Sun Oct 18, 2009 5:05 pm

Actually that might be true, considering how it's taxable like normal income.

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Re: being on unemployment issurance considered public assistance

Postby silenziatori » Sun Oct 18, 2009 5:07 pm

vlienj24 wrote:If I am not mistaken that is not exactly true. The employer pays a portion, but the government pays the rest. It is a government program not a type of insurance that an individual purchases. That is why funding for it was increased in the stimulas package. This is why I thought it may be considered public assistance.


Hattori is generally correct. The employer pays a portion, and the employee pays a portion, through taxes. This money goes into a state unemployment fund. If there is high unemployment then the risk of a state's fund running out of money to pay out unemployment benefits increases, and the government may then step in and loan the state money (hence the money states received under the stimulus package).

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Re: being on unemployment issurance considered public assistance

Postby sconnielaw13 » Sun Oct 18, 2009 6:14 pm

Yea I just read up about it and that makes sense. I think the taxes are paid in by both employer and employee to a fund. However in bad times some other sources of funds are needed because the fund is exhausted. This normally comes in the form of federal aid.




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