My first day was Wednesday, October 24th 2012. I wasnt sure when I would be paid for that week and if the job would be official. I wasn't confident in my employment offer until I had signed the employment agreement which indicated my salary and benefits etc.
In the end I was paid for that time but it didnt occur to me to report anything as it had been a couple of weeks since the filing and as far as I was concerned I was done with unemployment as my job was now official.
I went on with my life. But 6 months later I was laid off and went to file (my employer agreed I was eligible) I was tagged with fraud. That I was overpaid $270 for the week of Oct 21 to Oct 27th 2012 but had to pay back double. I dont mind paying them back but the unemployment claim was a complete oversight on my part. I actually dont even remember filing, not that it matter now.
I have 98,000 due in student loans, 20,000 in credit cards. I wont be able to make my rent for June. I drive a 1998 Honda civic with 260,000 miles on it. I think m,y next step is bankruptcy but for now I need the unemployment to survive. Im scared that I wont be eligible because of the filing back in October.
I have not done anything yet. My appeal is tomorrow 8am (MST) over the phone with a judge. I dont have a clue what to say to him.