Jobless Kansans go weeks without benefits as problems linger
December 9, 2020
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansans who have lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic say they are going weeks or months without unemployment benefits they are due, and some lawmakers say they can't get answers from the state Department of Labor about its problems with aging technology.
Problems persist nearly six months after the department's former leader resigned amid unemployment missteps. Unemployed Kansans have taken to social media, saying they have gone weeks without receiving benefits they're due. Some of them say the department has told them a technology "glitch" is to blame.