Has anyone here ever collected unemployment checks? I've been wondering about my eligibility for them. I'm currently doing freelance design work, but that hardly brings in any money at all. In the last month, I've only worked 10 hours. Fortunately, I don't have to worry about paying rent, (I still live with my parents. :( If I could afford it, believe me, I'd move out.) but there are still bills, and lots of other expenses every month that his freelance thing won't even begin to cover. I've been looking for a better job for some time now, (actually, for a very very long time now) but so far it's turned up nothing. I'm not sure what my options are, but Unemployment was the first thing I thought of. Is that even a consideration for me? Is there anything else that can help me until I land a new job?