In the fall of 1929, the federal government stopped issuing unemployment checks to people who were working, or who had left the labor force.
In the wake of the Great Recession, when millions of Americans lost their jobs, people lost their unemployment checks.
Some people had their last check in the mail.
But some people who had received them never received a dime, even though they were supposed to.
What happened to those who didn’t get a dime?
There was one man in Dallas who had been out of work for months and was waiting for his last payment on his unemployment check.
He had been working since March, when the Great Collapse struck.
“I thought it was all over,” he said.
“My bank says, ‘You’re out of money.
“It was like a miracle,” he remembered. “
But it turned out he had only one more to get before he went back to work. “
It was like a miracle,” he remembered.
But it turned out he had only one more to get before he went back to work.
“They’re all going to get it,” he told me.
“You just wait for them to get the check.”
As he waited, his wife, Joan, went to work cleaning out the garage.
Her husband, a painter, had worked at the gas station since the day he left.
And now, they were preparing to go back to the bank to pay off the check.
They needed $50,000 in cash.
The bank said it would only take one, but Joan wanted to have her son with her.
So they called a couple of friends who helped out at the bank.
“We just said, ‘Look, we’ve got to have this check,'” Joan remembered.
The couple went to the gas stations and waited.
They saw a woman coming into the store with the check in her hand.
It was $10,000.
“She looked at me and she just looked so happy, and I said, OK, OK,” Joan remembered, “and she said, You’re my hero.
She gave me this check and it was worth it.
And I was like, Wow.”
For years, the people who lost their check kept quiet.
In 2013, the government announced that the Unearned Benefits Program (UBP) was going to be reorganized, making it easier for people to receive their money.
But the UBP still hadn’t reached the hundreds of millions of people who would be receiving benefits after the Great Crash.
The program had been reorganized to better help the unemployed and to provide assistance for those who needed it most.
The UBP had a new website that included information about how to apply for benefits.
It also had a form that people could fill out to request a check.
“When you fill out the form, it takes you through a few pages of information, and you fill it out and you sign it and you get a check,” said Julie Miller, the U.S. assistant secretary of labor and workers, who oversees the program.
But she said the process of filling out the UCP form is a lot different than the form that would have come in a mailer.
“The check has to come in the form of an envelope.
You need to take out the envelope and take out some paper.
You have to put your hand over the top of the envelope, because that’s where your signature is,” she said.
The check must arrive within 30 days of the day that the UAB is due to receive it.
It must arrive in the Uab office.
And it has to be paid in full, not just the balance due.
“There’s a lot of confusion about what happens when you receive your check, and what it’s supposed to be,” said Anne Josten, the assistant secretary for labor and union affairs.
“And the reality is that people have to be very, very careful.”
But it was the people like George McNeil who did not get their check, as it turnedout.
They didn’t receive the checks until late March.
“This was a month after the crash,” McNeil said.
He was on disability.
“In March, it was a full-time job.
I didn’t want to go to the grocery store and have my wife do all the cleaning.
I wanted to do my own grocery shopping.”
But the check that McNeil had just received, for $10.25, wasn’t enough to get him out of bed.
“But then the check came,” he recalled.
I went to my bank and they told me it’s April 1. “
Because the bank says it’s due on April 1st.
I went to my bank and they told me it’s April 1.
So I called my wife and said, I’m going to give them the check and I’m not going to go.”
He said he didn’t think about it.
He just went about his daily life.
He didn’t tell his wife.