O M G!!!! The unemployment system in this state BLOWS!!!!! It takes forever to kick in but mine FINALLY did. (Which is good because I wasn't sure I would qualify) The problem? They don't do checks anymore here. Instead they send you a debit card and deposit your money directly to it. Convenient right? Not when you DON'T HAVE THE FLIPPING CARD!!!!! I have THREE weeks worth of payments in my "account" but no card. The so called help line is nothing but recordings and when you hit the option to get a real person it HANGS UP ON YOU. I FINALLY found a number to call for help after digging and digging through the website. It took me all of 30 seconds to get this straightened out once I got an actual person but OMG!!! I know the economy is bad right now and I know people take advantage of the system but the hoops you have to jump through and the lengths you have to go to just to get a PERSON is unbleepingbelievable. Of course, then I had to spend $15 out of my benefits to get the card in 2 days rather than 5 to 10 business days. Good thing husband is working otherwise we would literally have no money. None. God help anyone who is single or both unemployed. It's no wonder people do desperate things when times are tough. Sorry but I REALLY needed to vent to you guys rather than standing outside ranting and cussing and scaring my neighbors!