Sometimes unemployment really is all it’s cracked up to be. The PostChronicle.com reports that the Morris County Office of Temporary Assistance in New Jersey has been “allegedly giving handouts to people who don’t need assistance.” The two anonymous sources that the PostChronicle.com spoke with claimed that Morris County Office of Temporary Assistance had basically coached them on how to get around the system and collect free money – even if they didn’t want it.
According to the article, one of the sources was told to quit his three jobs so he could be eligible for full assistance including Medicaid, food stamps, and $1200-$1600 a month for housing assistance. He only went in to apply for Medicaid for his children and food stamps!
Would he be eligible for unemployment for quitting his three jobs? Times are tough. The question for the day is…how many people really needed that money?"Coaching Benefit Applicants to Quit Jobs to Receive Benefits",