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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.
They said not to pay them back yet. They said to wait until after my fraud hearing.
They have denied my new unemployment claim due to fraud.
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