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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
 

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WIA is for your home state and on local level. The wia is for convicted drug dealers, child molesters general life ********************ups people with no arms and legs who are trying to get second start.. Anotherwords the state will give it to the needy. A college graduated airline pilot who supposedly made 350K working 9 days is not going to get anything. If you like gov bureaurcracy and like dealing with morons GO FOR it! I guess there's not much else to do.
 

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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.
 

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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.
Moral of the story, you have to be in Dayton or the very few places that even have 1000 dollars for the WIA program.
 

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The state of Hawaii just paid for my type rating plus lodging and airfare.
 

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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.
 

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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.
ALPA is certainly efficent regarding helping former members getting unemployment benefits. This stuff just writes itself.
 

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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.

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Florida has a $ 3,000 max, can't do much in aviation with 3k.
 

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Washington denied me because "pilot" wasn't on the "in-demand" jobs list.
 

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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.

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Dayton is no longer giving Pilots anything. They say pilot is not a "in demand job". In fact they are "no longer helping pilots".
 

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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.

N2F
Correct. Received full unemployment benefits plus a $7000 blank check for a Type Rating of my choice. This was during furlough from Mesaba.
 

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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.

Thanks
There is what's called a "lookback period" which is basically a 12 month timeframe (not from date of furlough) that you can claim unemployment from. States have reciprocity agreements for unemployment, and some pay much more than others... however say you live in Florida, and were based in Virginia for two months, you might not get full benefits from Virgina. It gets complicated depending on the state.
 

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WIA varies so much per state... I am glad some of you got significant funds with which to seek type ratings.

Florida seems to be one of the worst. They only allocate X amount of dollars each fiscal year for WIA funds, when those are exhausted, it's tough luck.

Even if you qualify to get the money, which is only $3000, you must also prove that you have the means to make up the difference in cost. Basically if you go for a 737 type that costs $8000, you have to show the state that you have the additional 5 grand sitting in the bank before they will cut a check.

I have heard of other states paying up to 18 grand for a 777 type no questions asked.
 

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i went down to the unemployment office and did all the required paperwork, but the earliest appointment to get in to see the WIA guru is in JUNE!!!! and when i looked it up, INdiana- where i live doesnt have anything beyond MEII in the WIA program, so my question to all of you is:

how do you have the opportunity to go thru another state to get any required training paid for.

it's not good when you're talking to the lady and the first thing is , i dont know nuthun 'bout pilots, i just started 2 weeks ago--- greeeeeeaaaattttttt.

or shoudl i go thru IL where untied was based?

any suggestions/comments would be greatly appreciated?

thanks,
SKIPPY
 
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