Woman Was Approved For PUA Benefits, But Later Ruled Ineligible, And Now State Of Illinois Is Garnishing Her Wages And Charging Fee For ItThe State of Illinois is taking money out of one woman's paycheck for every cent she got in unemployment – saying she never should have received the benefits they approved.
Federal Rescue Plan Is Supposed To Keep Unemployment Benefits Going, But Many Say They're Being Held Up In IllinoisMore than one year into the coronavirus pandemic, a very real struggle persists for many people in Illinois as the job crisis continues to grow.
Federal Waivers Will Help Thousands Charged For Illinois Benefits MistakeOverpayment waivers, in cases where it was not a person’s fault they were overpaid benefits, were made possible through federal relief, but it is help that took a while for Illinois to get in place.
State Rep. Calls Foul Over IDES Having Claimants Fill Out Paperwork To Waive Demand To Return Overpaid BenefitsThousands of jobless Illinoisans are being ordered to pay up for an overpayment mistake by the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
Emails Reveal IDES Anticipated Problems With Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Overpayments From The StartThis week marks one year since the bottom fell out of Illinois' job market because of the pandemic.
Senate Passes President Biden's $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Bill; What Does It Mean For You?The U.S. Senate on Saturday approved President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package.
Some Contract Workers Say Their PUA Benefits Are Being Cut Off With No NoticeA new roadblock has been thrown up for contract workers getting unemployment benefits.
Ordered To Return Unemployment Overpayments, Illinoisans Still Waiting For State To Decide If It Will Grant WaiversIDES continues to blame the federal government for a lag in implementing a new law that could make life a whole lot easier for several people.
Many Chicagoans On Edge With With No Federal Stimulus Bill Signed, Programs Set To ExpireAt midnight Eastern time Saturday night, millions of struggling Americans were poised to lose financial protections unless President Donald Trump signed a relief bill.
New Federal COVID-19 Economic Relief Package Is A Lifeline For Many In Illinois, But Will It Arrive In Time?News of a federal economic relief package means a lifeline for so many struggling in Illinois. The unemployment rate in Illinois is about 7 percent – nearly double what it was at the same time last year.
Why Does Illinois' Unemployment System Keep Failing So Many People? A Quest For Answers ContinuesIllinois’ unemployment system continues to fail the people out of work in Illinois. CBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker set out to get the answers taxpayers deserve from top managers at the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
Records Show One In Three Illinois Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Claimants Is Not Getting PaidFor months, we’ve uncovered issue after issue with the state’s Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program, which was set upspecifically for gig workers during the pandemic.
More Than One Third Of Unemployment Claims In Illinois PUA System Have Been RejectedHundreds of thousands of Illinois’ gig workers, contractors, or self-employed workers have applied for jobless benefits due to COVID-19. And for months, we’re been hearing horror stories from applicants who say they haven’t seen a dime.
State Urges Man To Apply For Gig Worker Unemployment After Penalty Weeks Hold Up His Benefits For MonthsA possible solution has emerged for an unemployment benefits problem we have been reporting on for months.
Illinois Poverty Numbers Will Rise Amid Pandemic Due To Handling Of Unemployment Claims, University Of Chicago Professor SaysPoverty numbers will go up here, not just because of the pandemic but also because of the way the State of Illinois has handled unemployment and paying out claims, according to a professor at the University of Chicago.