Unemployment on Presidents Day is a fun holiday, right?
No, this is one of the worst days of the year for most unemployed workers because:
- Financial insinuations are closed,
- HR departments for financial institutions are closed too,
- Applicants applying for Federal and State jobs will not be contacted on Presidents Day, and
- Acquiring monetary funds from a second resource is next to impossible.
On the other hand, the holiday itself should not impact benefits in the short-run.
Unemployment on Presidents Day: Why is it Tricky?
Again, benefits are tricky because our banks and mail systems are closed.
For this reason, applicants wishing to collect or receive benefits will be limited to the process of requesting benefits versus receiving benefits.
Unemployment on Presidents Day: Online Account
Yes, applicants should be able to request their benefits online. As you know, applicants are limited to a Monday through Friday system that limits access from 6 am to 6 pm.
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Even though I believe accounts should be available 24/7, the holiday will not prevent people from accessing their accounts.
Unemployment on Presidents Day: Phone Support
No, applicants wishing to connect with an unemployment representative by phone will not be able to talk with somebody until Tuesday.
Unemployment on Presidents Day: Appeals
Folks looking to appeal unemployment benefits are encouraged to approach a holiday with critical care. For one, deadlines are significant. Second, our mail system is closed.
On the other hand, sending an appeal by fax might be a strong alternative in addition to filing an appeal online.
Unemployment on Presidents Day: What To Do?
I encourage folks to use Presidents Day to look for jobs in the private sector. The holiday will not impact your job search and submission process.
Even though unemployment on Presidents Day is problematic, the goal of seeking work or being available for work is still a valid goal.