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You may want to read this diary. My wife recently separated from her job here in Texas. She applied for unemployment benefits and she was deemed eligible for those benefits. That's what they are for.
Here is where it gets weird
She files for her benefits online as most people throughout the country do. Last Sunday she was in the puter room and I heard her cussing at the computer. I didn't give it much thought until her anger changed to distress. I went to her and asked her what was up.
They have questions you have to answer regarding , possible wages earned, w ere you available for work, Are you physically able to work etc.
The Texas Workforce Commission claim website was changing her answers. It was changing her answers to render her unable to obtain benefits. Swear to Gawd! I watched her go through the process 3 times before it processed her answers correctly.
I was dumbfounded. I asked her if this had happened before and she said it happened every time she filed her claim.
I would warn anyone on unemployment in Texas to be aware of this and would like to have feedback if this has happened to anyone else. Those who utilize these benefits are entitled to them. It's hard to believe that the State of Texas would be this dickish, but it would not be the first time.