Colorado Unemployment Update – Accounts Show Funds Paid
Bank’s Show Funds Have Not Been Released By State
Cristal M Clark
Since yesterday I’ve received hundreds of calls and emails from concerned unemployment recipients in the state of Colorado, who have approved claims, were getting payments on time and suddenly this week, they are still waiting for payments. Additionally, although the state told the local news outlets over the weekend that the additional $600 per week payments will start being included this week and will be retroactively paid, recipients are not seeing the funds nor are they seeing that information on their MyUi accounts.
This is the email that was sent to anyone who filed on time on Sunday:
As of this morning, recipients of unemployment have not seen payments hitting bank accounts, when trying to phone the state, no one is getting through. Banks still show the funds have not been released.
Not everyone has received a stimulus payment as of yet, people were already financially suffering and the State of Colorado is not answering questions. This is such a huge debacle and all people want are answers, when will they see the funds, will this continue to be a problem and when will the additional $600 start being paid? See the issue for many is simple, they have bills to pay, you cannot make payment arrangements on bills because now no one knows when they will receive the funds and the state won’t even answer the phone much less update it’s website with some oh, useful information.
People are asking on social media about other individuals checking to see if anyone knows what is going on and it seems everyone is at a loss. The state has 72 hours to pay the funds out, business days so if you filed on Sunday, you should have seen the funds hitting your bank accounts yesterday, which is basically what the email the state sent said but folks are seeing nothing.
This has the potential to blow in the states face should it continue to be a problem. People are already stressed, isolated, and angry. In viewing social media some folks are ready to storm the capital here in Denver because the state is not answering anyone and will not update it’s website with useful information which tends to make an already financially strained and suffering public more willing to take drastic measures because they are under a tremendous amount of stress, this type of situation can cause desperation.
The state of Colorado needs to be transparent with unemployment recipients, especially if you do not want to be inundated with phone calls, update the website with information explaining to folks what happened, when it will be fixed and when they are actually going to see the extra $600 per week start to go out.
In the meantime I have urged those seeking answers to hit up the local media which I normally do not do but in this case they have a louder voice than I do, if the state is not going to answer much less put useful information in it’s website perhaps the local media outlets can get some real answers instead of what has been provided just to pacify.
It used to be if you held a city or state job it was hard to get fired from it, in this day and age I would not count on that, their is no excuse to not give the public adequate, clear and honest information.
Cristal M Clark