Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2021-01-14 18:50:59 –
(LEX 18) — Sharon Slone and Michelle Noel are two of many Kentucky citizens still waiting for their first unemployment check.
“I gave up,” said Slone, a 75-year-old gas station clerk who has been absent from work since Thanksgiving.
Slone said he first applied for unemployment benefits in the spring but received nothing. She returned to work part-time from June to Thanksgiving, after which Sloan said she lost her job again. She didn’t mind applying for unemployment again.
“If you can’t get it in 8 or 9 months, I I’m certainly not going to get a second amount. “
Noel, a self-employed cleaner, says she has been waiting for her profits since April. In September, she received a letter from the state that she would be $ 176 a week for a total of just under $ 7,000, but recently she was informed that her benefits would be less than $ 2,000.
“We live on one income and raise four grandchildren on our husband’s job, but we don’t have child support,” he said, forcing the family to move to another home to pay the bill. Noel told LEX18 that it was done.
On Thursday, Governor Andy Beshear’s office released unemployment statistics since the start of the pandemic.
- Total bill: 1,539,784
- Total paid / billed: 547,836
- Total number of rejected claims: 27,552
- Pending total due to fraud / identity issues: 90,144
- No fraud / identity issues pending total: 23,236
- Total payment: $ 5,450,709,280