You likewise.I certainly hope so. My employer put us on furlough, for which I am thankful. So many businesses around here laid off and it seems there are some that won;t have the financial ability to re-open. I have about 5 more weeks out unless they tell us otherwise. Hang in there!
Staying busy but not in a good way. I'm having issues with signing up for Medicare Part B -- when I was laid off I lost my group health through my employer and I'm in a special enrollment period in which I can now sign up for Part B. My employer paid for one month of COBRA but I want to get Part B going by next month. COBRA coverage is approx. $1100/month.
The instructions were to fill out some forms and bring them to the local Social Security office. 'course, with the shutdown that's not possible so I had to mail them in.
Also, registered with the EDD (employment development department) here in CA to file for unemployment benefits. Had a heck of a time but finally managed to register and file a claim. Can't check on claim progress until I get an claim account number mailed to me. The web site says to allow 10 days for this to show up. It was 10 days yesterday.
And of course the instructions are if this does not arrive to visit or call the local EDD office in my area but the offices are shut and a phone call is just an eternity on hold.
Want to get the Medicare and unemployment claim out of the way so I can then take off and look for another place to live in case I don't get rehired before my lease is up here. Have to either agree to a new lease or give notice 60 days before my lease is up and it is up July 27. So May 26 is my deadline. If I don't stay here I'm going to move east to some place in the Central Valley (not my favorite region of CA) or more likely even a bit further east into the Sierra foothills to get into much less expensive living quarters, even perhaps buy a place.