(Closed) Unemployed and fighting with DH. Vent & advice!

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 91
708 posts
Busy bee

OP I hope things have calmed down & I hope with the new job you’ll get along better again. <br />Why does it mean so much to you that he acknowledges the unemployment-benefits as a contribution? <br />And why did he not contribute financially when he was unemployed in the past? (Himself being unemployed in the past I would have thought he’d be more understanding)

Post # 92
1000 posts
Bumble bee

People saying “it’s not like you’re earning the unemployment benefits, so they don’t count as a contribution” really piss me off.  And I say this as a person who has never claimed unemployment!  To qualify for unemployment, someone has to have been employed in a job that paid into that fund.  Which means that they paid for those benefits themself.  These are not benefits that are “being paid for by other hardworking people,” as some PP have been saying.  Unemployment benefits are in place as a safety net, and we pay into them with the understanding that, while someone else who paid into them at some point might be claiming them right now, we might have to claim them at some point in the future.  They are not free money.  A percentage is taken out of my paycheck every week to support unemployment, and I am totally fine with that, because not only do I not have a problem supporting those who need unemployment, I understand that at some point, I might need unemployment, and if I do, there will be no shame in that, and I will have earned that money if I do need to claim it, because I will have been paying into it for my entire working life.  The OP is in the same situation.  Just because she is not working right now does not mean that her unemployment benefits are not “earned” money.  She earned them by paying into the system, which is how she qualified for them in the first place!

Post # 93
2687 posts
Sugar bee
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MrsN14:  UHhhh no! Last time I checked EI means you have PAID into the system and now are collecting on those funds. Yes, you may be able to collect more than you have paid but depending on your age that is highly unlikely…

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