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Old 02-24-2012, 07:27 PM
 
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I understand that Georgia has a lot of debt to pay back however, this is not the time to reduce unemployment benefit payments.


Georgia Senate votes to reduce unemployment payments


How long Georgians can receive unemployment benefits would be cut by as much as half under a bill passed Friday by the Senate.

Georgia needs to repay more than $700 million it borrowed from the federal government to pay unemployment benefits during the Great Recession. Supporters of Senate Bill 447 say they are trying to do that without putting too much pressure on businesses still trying to recover.

SB 447 would delay distributing the first unemployment check by a week, starting July 1. Payments would then drop from 26 weeks to a sliding scale of 12 to 20 weeks. It also would increase the amount taxed for unemployment insurance...

Senate votes to reduce unemployment payments *| ajc.com
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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FL has done something similar as of January of this year. Weeks are reduced on a sliding scale. Max 23 weeks, reduced by one week for each .5% UE rate below 10.5%.
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:44 PM
 
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FL has done something similar as of January of this year. Weeks are reduced on a sliding scale. Max 23 weeks, reduced by one week for each .5% UE rate below 10.5%.

Wow...I had no idea other states had done this.
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:07 PM
 
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The FL thing is even more draconian than it sounds. You also have to submit your work search with each claim, and it has to be done over the internet. There's been an outcry from those without computers or limited computer experience.
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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I don't miss GA or its $330 weekly unemployment max benefit.

Trying to pay bills while eating something other than ramen noodles was challenging.
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