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“I do get a little frustrated. Even when you hear them [on the phone] you're like 'I finally got a hold of you,' just to hear it's going to take a little time,” said
According to the state, there are tens of thousands of delayed payments. Over the weekend, hundreds of workers tried to clear a majority of the delays. It says most people who are eligible to receive benefits will get their money by Tuesday morning.
51-year-old Michael Losurdo has been waiting a month for his benefits.
“When the government wants their money, they want to get it now. They charge us interest and penalties. Now are they going to do that for us?” questions Losurdo.
After paying into unemployment most of his life, he's frustrated by a system that's not working when he needs it most.
“The food is dwindling and our bills are piling up and it's hard,” said Losurdo.
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