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1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits for California on
Q: Would I be able to claim COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits IF I DID NOT file claim during COVID-19 and/or file claim at all

I never filed for COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits, can I still claim and receive payments?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 9, 2023

A California attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you're able to consult with a California attorney, one option could be to check with applicable agencies that administered programs (Department of Labor and possibly other agencies, depending on exact... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits for California on
Q: In July ,2022 Alameda Superior Court made it illegal for the Covid Rent Relief Program to withhold funding


While the Applicants case was 'Under Review. Yet my status has remained unchanged since Aug 2021.

"California can’t deny pending applications for... View More

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Mar 11, 2023

If your application for the California COVID Rent Relief Program has been pending since August 2021, and you believe that the program has wrongfully withheld funding from you, you may want to consider the following steps:

Contact the program: Reach out to the California COVID Rent Relief...
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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Public Benefits for Michigan on
Q: I was supposed to be in a court hearing today for an upcoming trial. Is it ok everything was changed 12 hours prior?

I was sent a text from my public defender that my court hearing would no longer be in person, but on zoom, the time was changed to 2 hours later, and that my public defender would have another person subbing for them. They also said they would text me the zoom link prior to the newly set time. This... View More

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Apr 19, 2021

Without knowing your case or details at all, I would assume today's hearing was a pretrial conference or status conference. Often, clients aren't really involved in those hearings unless you are ready to enter a plea. And rarely would anything significant about your case be discussed.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Public Benefits and Social Security for Washington on
Q: after the car has been towed for 45 days, the car has been sold by “Wallys towing”. What should I do?

I am an international student, and I had a car ins Seattle. Because of COVID-19, I planned to go back to my home country, and I will go back to America in next year. My friend who live in Seattle taken care my car, he parked my car on the side of the road, but the car was towed away. After the car... View More

Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore
answered on Nov 12, 2020

Your problem should be dealt with under state or local city law. That means to get the right answer, you need to ask your questions to a Washington State attorney.

I am a Utah attorney. If a car is left too long in the public space in Utah, a tow company can tow it, and eventually sell it....
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1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits and Social Security for California on
Q: Receiving Government relief and Unemployment while applying for Disability?

I am in the process of filing for SSDI in CA which coincidentally happens during the ongoing COVID19

Following announcements I have filed for temporary relief and unemployment insurance- just as the Governor said.

The condition of applying for SSDI is absolutely no income from any... View More

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on May 12, 2020

To get SSDI you need to certify that you are physically or mentally incapable of performing work. To get unemployment insurance benefits you need to certify that you are ready willing and able to work full time and that you are seeking full time employment. The two are mutually exclusive. If you... View More

Q: What type of legal document do I need to file to request that a court ORDER Unemployment Agency to take paper Applicatio

I am from Illinois and I recently tried to file for unemployment due to COVID-19 by mailing a paper copy of the official IDES unemployment form(which I downloaded and printed from a PDF file on their website).

I received a call days later that they would not accept paper applications and... View More

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Apr 12, 2020

In general, an agency has the ability to promulgate administrative rules. If their refusal to accept a paper application effectively denied your benefits, it might be possible. Under the current circumstances where the majority of the population is under a stay-at-home order, nearly all government... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Immigration Law and Public Benefits for California on
Q: Can illegal immigrants apply for unemployment? If not, what other solution is there?

Due of the corona virus, people are being let off from work, including illegal immigrants. Because of this, can they apply for unemployment? If not, what other solution is there for them to receive money or aid from the government? What can be done when bills and rest must still be paid and food... View More

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on Mar 24, 2020

In California your immigration status should not disqualify you from unemployment insurance benefits. However if the employer has not paid into the fund on your behalf if you have a fictitious or fraudulent social security number you will face difficulties. Nonetheless apply and work through... View More

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