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Ducks All Over the Place

August 30th, 2016 at 11:37 pm

We are trying to get all of our ducks in a row with unemployment, but I think it's going to take a lot of hoop jumping before our ducks aren't scattered all over the place. Just one example is that we were asked if we wanted direct deposit or a debit card with the money on it. DH checked the box for direct deposit. They said it would be a couple of weeks from the time the process it, but it was going to be a couple weeks anyway so whatever. But then they sent a debit card anyway???

I'm not sure why as that is the least convenient way for us to possibly use the money and we said we did not want it. There is no money on it yet, because he hasn't been unemployed for 2 weeks yet. It'll make it difficult for us to use for the thing we want to use it for, buying health insurance (direct withdrawal or credit card, no option for debit card). I don't know why the government has to make things 20 times harder than it has to be. Plus fees are deducted every time you use a debit card. We need all of that money.

They also want DH to apply for jobs their way and not in, you know, the way he should for his industry's standards. So he can send stuff in the proper way for the job he is applying for and through the correct channels, or in the way that unemployment will give him credit for but will be less likely in netting a job interview. He's trying for a happy medium, because the intended outcome is to actually GET a job, not remain on unemployment for 6.5 months.

DH is dealing with this, so I am only frustrated by default, not like crazy about it. I am sure it will all get ironed out eventually, it is just how many bumps there will be before it does. And you all know how I like for things to run smoothly. I just have to keep going along, put my head down, and keep my faith that God knows what he is doing.

2 Responses to “Ducks All Over the Place”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Could he send applications the UE way for things he's not actually interested in, just to get the credit? But then apply the proper way for the things he's actually interested in?

  2. maryadavies Says:

    A suggestion about the debit card. Check the terms. I got one from Biolife (I've been donating plasma for spending money) that if you use it once a month in any way (withdrawal from a free ATM, buy something) you won't get fees on that money. I suggest that if he CAN pull the money off and dump it in the bank, DO IT. That will save you a lot of headaches.

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