Problems persist for some Kansans trying to file for unemployment benefits online

Problems persist for some Kansans trying to file for unemployment benefits online

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Stories of hardships and frustrations continue as Kansans continue to have issues with the Kansas Department of Labor. Problems with the website started last March, but there is now a reoccurring problem that is preventing some from being able to file for unemployment benefits online. Since the Kansas Department of Labor launched the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program on Friday (Feb. 19), there has been a lot of feedback, much of it negative. Some say they are not receiving payments. Others can’t even file their unemployment claim online without receiving an error message. Eyewitness News sat down with unemployed Kansan Amanda Sengvilay to try to help her through the process of filing her claim. But the same error message popped up over and over again. Meanwhile, bills continue to pile up. “We have kids. We have bills to pay. We have food we have to provide for our children, and we have no money coming in,” Sengvilay said. “How are we supposed to do that?” The online error message isn’t the only problem. Some Kansans …
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