Hi, I have to rant because my last nerve is fried. My husband was out of work for many months and collecting unemployment in Massachuseets. Everything was status quo until January 2010. The first week in January when he did not get paid per usual he went to the unemployment office, where they told him he would be getting paid by the federal extension of benefits program. 3 weeks worth of checks mailed out at one time. Then 3 weeks later we got the next batch of checks. It's a long time to go in between payments. Now, it has been 6 weeks and nothing! Of course my husband is still eligible for that money and no, his benefits did not run out. The Mass department of Labor and workforce developement has been "updating" their system to include the federal payments. In the meantime no one is getting paid. Am I alone or are others in the same boat with me here in MA? I don't want this thread to be a poitical debate about how much the system stinks, I am just looking for others who may have the same trouble and see if anyone knows anything about what's going on at the unemployment office in MA. I am desperately looking for answers. And anyone in MA can tell you that you can not pick up the phone and call unemployment. It is all automated, or you can only call certain days, or the phone lines are buisy and you can't get through at all. When you go to the local unemployment office they blame everything on Boston, and say the main office in Boston needs to fix the problems. So, anyone have any answers or any relevent info?