12 Wisconsinites share stories online: Waiting for weeks without receiving unemployment checks

12 Wisconsinites share stories online: Waiting for weeks without receiving unemployment checks

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Since being founded on May 1, the "Wisconsin Unemployment support group" surpassed 1,500 members in less than three weeks.

Some who applied for unemployment since the coronavirus crisis began got their applications approved within days. Others have said they have been waiting for two months and counting.

Hundreds have been calling the Department of Workforce Development dozens if not hundreds of times a day to correct whatever errors are flagged on their individual claims, but are mostly met with busy signals and dropped calls.

On Thursday, Gov. Tony Evers said that DWD is doing the best that it can and that "we are having great success" fulfilling claims.

From March 15 through May 16, nearly one third of the state's 2,121,906 weekly unemployment claims have still gone unfulfilled.

Below find 14 of stories from people in the Facebook group:

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