Hello again, William, and thank you for the additional information.
i am sorry to hear of the destruction of your property.
Since you did not pay any unemployment taxes, there would typically be no basis to seek unenmployment benefits I'm sorry to say.
However, you would typically have grounds to sue the contractor for the destruction of your property. I would also file a police report to document the incident and provide support for a civil suit.
I would file in small claims court if the amount of damages are $10,000 or less.
Here is a link to the small claims court website:
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