So, I joined most of America and got laid off on Friday. I've never been laid off, and I've never had to ask for unemployment, so I'm terrified that I'll be denied (my company won't contest it - and they BETTER not, I was laid off because of their incompetent sales staff, not my own fault). Here are a few questions that I thought by posting here, and gathering answers, may be of help to the community, since a lot of America is laid off right now, and thus poor, and thus probably in this community. - I already have another job. It's only part-time. I make around $60 a week (which seems fine, because in what I read, I can make up to $60 a week and it won't effect my unemployment check - after $60, it comes out dollar for dollar), and it's not even at minimum wage. Will this screw me over? Will I be denied unemployment because they will see that I ALREADY have another job? I've had this job since October. The job I lost paid me much, MUCH more than $60 a week, and clearly it was my main job. Furthermore, even if I WANTED to work more, they are on a freeze, and I can't work here more than 2 days a week. - Will I be forced to accept a job at McDonalds? I am accustomed to making much more than minimum wage. Will they say "times are tough, and since you have to apply for jobs, and there aren't any in your field, you have to find any job possible as soon as you can, and you must take it?" - I canceled my student loan payment, signed up for cheaper insurance on ehealthinsurance.com, and will be calling my company on Monday to see about what will happen with my 5 unused vacation days (this will not be taken out of unemployment, as it is "money owed to me," and not income. However I doubt that I will get these vacation days - I was let go, after all, and my company has no HR department, let alone a code of conduct). I'll be going to the unemployment office tomorrow morning bright and early. Is there anything else I'm missing? - What will I need to take with me to the unemployment office? I'll take my last paystub (although it's not complete - I had two sick days on there (and we don't get paid for being sick), but it clearly says my payrate and the hours worked). - No taxes are taken out of unemployment, right? But I can request it? I better do that, because I don't foresee the country getting better in 6 months, so I'm sure I won't have a job then either. - Anyone have to file for the extension yet? (6 months to 9 months) Is it difficult? - The new stimulus idea is that everyone will get something more on each pay. Yay for me - I now don't work, so I guess I don't get a stimulus. Unless it's on my unemployment check - which I did hear was happening in neighboring states, but probably not here, as we are not progressive, and we are very poor. And if it's on my parttime check - it's not really more money, because I'll have to work even LESS hours ($60 a week), and be subject to just being let go. Yay economy. I can't stimulate shiz if I don't have a job. - My boss mentioned that they'd be sorry they let me go (they should - I'm their most talented, educated, and dedicated designer on staff. Most of the rest of the staff doesn't even have an associates, let alone a masters degree), and she wouldn't be surprised if I was ordered back in April. But what happens if that happens, then I'm laid off again in May? No unemployment after that? My unemployment money is what I've been paying into for 7 years. I'm TERRIFIED of it being denied just because of a technicality - because I have a parttime job already and so I'm not really "unemployed," or something. For what it's worth, I did an estimate online by putting in my social security number, and it gives me my available amount per week (and I'll be just fine if I get that). ---- UNRELATED NOTE: Angelfood Ministries...is their site down right now? I was going to look into it, and I have in the past (looked) but nothing's coming up for me.