Thursday, May 28, 2020
360,000 Self-Employed and Gig Workers Will Have to Wait For Paper Checks.
More like three or four weeks, if past experience is any indication.
One of the three great lies - "It's in the mail."
Temporarily switching to paper checks will help prevent improper deposits into false accounts and give LandI [LaborandIndustry] time to verify accounts," reports Mount Pocono Boro. If you get a check, but have not filed for benefits, you are supposed to return it.
Here's how most of the self-employed have reacted on LandI's Facebook page:
Jennifer: "This is freakin ridiculous!!!!! We're waiting with baited breath for 2 months of back pay and now their gonna mail it out? Hmmm...let's see. Someone else's job security? Feds make more money, not us?"
Terrie: "Freaking awesome... Why the hell not screw us more?"
Mona: "Anybody know the number where someone would actually pick up the phone? I also did live chat today and it wait to wait for a while. I waited since 9:32am - 5pm no response."
Andrea: "I have been emailing since April and I haven’t gotten a response or resolution to my PUA!"
Katie: "I feel like everyone that is upset should be calling Wolf... he started it. Seriously we are the only stare not letting people get back to work. And when he put a stop to all this the systems were not ready to handle it."
Gregg: "Not sure if it’s a result of the fraud events, but it’s ironic that this change is happening just as the states unemployment funding was getting dangerously close to empty. On a side note, the lack of timely communication about any of this has been an unacceptable joke."
LandI plans to conduct a virtual Town Hall today at 1 pm. That shopuld be a hoot.