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unemployment not enough

Post by dhale47 » Sat May 14, 2011 4:28 am

I became unemployed the last of Feb. 2011, My bills and mortgage, exceed my unemployment, I need some temporary assistance to pay these, I don't want to lose my home. I keep looking for work and hope to fond something soon, but in the meantime I am becoming further behind! Can anyone point me in the right direction.....I live in Tennessee...please help!

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Re: unemployment not enough

Post by D&M's Momma » Sat May 14, 2011 5:07 am

Have you called 211 to locate any local organizations that might be able to help? I'm in TN too (Nashville area) but there are different agencies for different parts os the state. A good place to start is your local Community Action Agency (they can also help with electric bills.) Try the United Way too.

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Re: unemployment not enough

Post by MICHELLE » Wed May 18, 2011 3:45 pm

HI , AM NEEDING HELP PAYING ON MY LIGHT BILL ,WATER BILL AND HOUSE PMT MY UNEMPLYMENT JUST ISNT ENOUGH , I LOST MY HUSBAND IN 06 , THEN LOST MY JOB IN 09 COULD THINGS GET ANY WORSE I HEAP HAS HELPED ME BACK IN NOV AND SAID THEY COULDNT HELP AGAIN TILL JULY EVERYTHING IS DUE TO BE SHUT OFF ON MAY 20 2011 DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE I CAN GET HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS

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Re: unemployment not enough

Post by MICHELLE » Wed May 18, 2011 3:52 pm

SORRY I JUST NEED TO ADD / CORRECT A FEW THINGS I LOST MY JOB IN 2010 NOT 09 AND I LIVE IN ILLINOIS

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Re: unemployment not enough

Post by Admin » Wed May 18, 2011 9:20 pm

Thank you for the correction and providing the state. The state someone lives in is key as so many programs are local. There are many utility assistance programs in Illinois.
There are resources like the Ameren Hardship Assistance for Residential Customers financial assistance program, which can help with energy bills. Use this link
http://needhelppayingbills.com/html/ill ... gy_bi.html

As far as those other expenses and bills in Illinois, such as rent, mortgage, debts, etc. just explore the primary site and select Illinois from all the drop downs and nav bars.
MICHELLE wrote:SORRY I JUST NEED TO ADD / CORRECT A FEW THINGS I LOST MY JOB IN 2010 NOT 09 AND I LIVE IN ILLINOIS

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Re: unemployment not enough

Post by MICHELLE » Fri May 20, 2011 12:58 pm

hi , i already called i heap they said they helped me in NOv so they cant help me again till july called cips for the hard ship they said i had to go threw iheap and they still say they cant help

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Re: unemployment not enough

Post by Markum » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:51 am

Had surgery o may 2 for lower disc and fragments removal. I'm a waitress off work for 3 weeks all ready and will be off another 3 or more. Rent is due by June 2 of 500.00 I have no money and need help. I live with my daughter who is a single mom and can not help. I need some help we got laid off April 27,2010. I have just heard from unemployment I will finally get but not until this week or 164.00 a week but my rent is 700.00 I used my last check for May rent county wont help because i get unemployment coming in now. And I just bought new tires for my truck the week before they walked into my work and laid me off so that took rest of my check. Is there anywhere that will help us in Aitkin Mn. It is hard raising 2 kids at 16 with no help and then your boss of almost 5 years walks in and lays you off with out notice. thanks.

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Re: unemployment not enough

Post by Admin » Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:26 am

Yes, unemployment often does not pay the cost of rent or other bills people have. It helps, but never enough. There are some assistance programs in Minnesota. There are places like the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, which may help with those surgery and medical needs. Another bigger is the Community Emergency Assistance Program, Inc., which is more of the general Minnesota assistance fund. Call them at 763-566-9600. This agency offers a wide number of financial assistance. The truck expense is too bad, but on the positive side you will need transportation when you interview for new jobs, so it was not for nothing. Find more info on Minnesota assistance programs

Markum wrote:Had surgery o may 2 for lower disc and fragments removal. I'm a waitress off work for 3 weeks all ready and will be off another 3 or more. Rent is due by June 2 of 500.00 I have no money and need help. I live with my daughter who is a single mom and can not help. I need some help we got laid off April 27,2010. I have just heard from unemployment I will finally get but not until this week or 164.00 a week but my rent is 700.00 I used my last check for May rent county wont help because i get unemployment coming in now. And I just bought new tires for my truck the week before they walked into my work and laid me off so that took rest of my check. Is there anywhere that will help us in Aitkin Mn. It is hard raising 2 kids at 16 with no help and then your boss of almost 5 years walks in and lays you off with out notice. thanks.

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Re: unemployment not enough

Post by Erin Batch » Wed May 23, 2012 11:48 pm

Hello
I live in Chippewa Falls WI. I have always worked helping others and I really enjoyed my job. I ran a auto repair center for 5 years and my shop was my life. I got a new Regional Director over the chain who did not like me. She made my life unbearable and I finally had enough, had a day day, and my employment was terminated by the auto shop chain director. I have not been able to find work and my unemployment has ran out. I have sold everything that I owned. I will be loosing my car and the place I rent real soon. Do you know of any resources that may be able to help me? I would appreciate any kind of help.
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Re: unemployment not enough

Post by Dennis » Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:24 pm

I need help with paying my bills, I do not know where to turn to go. My family has helped me as much as they can. My husband has been out of work for 3 months, and I cannot pay my existing bills with only my check and his unemployment. I need information of how to receive funding to help me during this difficult time in Chattanooga. I have even went through churches, but since I do not attend their church they will not help people in need. I work all of the time to get money to help us, I do not have the time to go to church.

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Re: unemployment not enough

Post by Gamrakein » Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:53 pm

Hi there! First of all, thank you so much for taking the time to read my e-mail. I am currently collecting unemployment as I lost my job back in September. I signed a lease that is through August, however I cannot afford to pay.

In addition, I am having a great deal of difficulty finding an apartment that is cheap enough for me to live. I did apply for food stamps, however was denied based on the amount of unemployment I am receiving, however, the unemployment is not enough to cover my bills if I stay here in this apartment. I could use assistance with rent, heating, food, really anything would help. Thank you so much, and I look forward to hearing from you! Sincerely,

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Re: unemployment not enough

Post by Admin » Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:52 am

There are programs in Kansas, in addition to food stamps, that can help you with that rent and energy bills. Also, the unemployment can be offset by the income from another job, so you badly need one. Until you get it, locate financial aid in Kansas for those living expenses.

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