To all the furloughed guys and girls, anyone receiving benefits in their home state been able to receive WIA benefits from another state in which they worked? Thanks
Forget about the comments above. In 2006 I was furloughed and received unemployment compensation from the state of TX. My local unemployment office told me that they did not have money allocated for flight training. One of my colleagues called the city of Dayton, OH, to see if they had a WIA program. We where home based, but flew out of Dayton. The city of Dayton did have a WIA program, and yes, they did have money. Up to $15,000 per person. The only thing I had to do was to have a telephone interview, set an appointment to visit with them and fly to Dayton. The following week I flew in the morning with Eagle and came back in the afternoon with all the paperwork signed. Within three weeks I was at an approved flight training school getting my ATP with a 737 type rating. I know of a few guys that did the same and a couple that went to MIA and got an A320 type. I dealt with gov bureaucracy and dealt with morons and got a free type out of it.
Go to ALPA website and click on furlough assistance link, and all the info for WIA will be there, broken down by state, and local contacts for every WIA office.
I got my 737 type in November, thanks to the State of Michigan. Friend of my is getting her type tomorrow, thanks to the State of Michigan.
What states can we file unemployment in? I have heard it can be where you live, where you are based or where the company is headquartered? Any ideas?
Based on that info and where I have paid taxes in the past year there are about six states I could potentially use. My current state absolutly stinks for unemployment compensation and don't want to use them if I dont have to.