Uncle sam already take taxes out your unemployment thhat is barely 47 percent then I have to wait an week on top of waiting a week i only get one week of paywhat is the point of a waiting week?
Vola: Uncle Sam has not taken anything for unemployment in most states the employer pays into the unemployment fund and any time you apply for unemployment the least waiting period is a week because you could very well have obtained a new job in the meantime
That's what the law says. The rationale most likely is that many people find another job within a week so don't need much assistance. Additionally, it's akin to deductibles on auto and health insurance — shared burden.
UI comes from the state, not the Feds. The waiting week serves as your deductible in the claim process.
They get a week to process the claim. Don't be surprised when you get a letter for a phone interview, they always do that. If you get denied, protest the claim.
That's just the way the system is set up
Just be glad you'll be getting it.
good question….employers do the same thing