NYS Unemployment, don’t plan on it.

Being unemployed in New York State is the worst. The Department of Labor will constantly refer you to their website through their automated phone system, to find answers and status of your claim, but their website doesn’t tell you anything other than benefits paid or pending, there is no information about why you’re not receiving benefits or why your claim is pending..

The reps are rude and treat you like you don’t want to work, they insult your intelligence and ability to find employment, make threats to not pay your benefits, and if they think you are employable they will critique your resume to their liking, then make you continue to come back just to show them a piece of paper that shows you are applying to jobs, they call this the program. Meanwhile your wasting time you could be spending looking for a job.

The Department of Labor says if they request paperwork and you don’t supply it, that will hold up your benefits, but in reality they hold up your benefits even without sending out requests for the paperwork, benefits are held as long as the paperwork is pending, and it could be as long as a month without benefits by the time you figure out why, send out the paperwork, then wait for them to receive it and scan it.

Military veterans coming home to New York State beware, the Department of Labor will tell you you are all set, and then sit back and hold up your benefits without notice, until the veteran makes calls and tries to find out why they are still not receiving benefits. Are you kidding me this is how New York State treats it’s unemployed veterans who have served our country, they should be ashamed!.

It’s bad enough to be unemployed in New York State, but to have to fight for benefits, when it takes four working days for an employed person to scan a document into a file is just outrageous. Thanks for nothing Albany!

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The PSC Keeps Bad Company

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“Reasonable Rates” that must be a joke.

The New York State Public Service Commission is more of a Dis-Service Commission. They are not there for the consumer! If you file a complaint you might get a case number, and an automated response with excuses as to why the delivery fee is so high and that they have closed your case, they will never ever side with the consumer against the Utility Company.

Don’t let them fool you the PSC is in the utilities pocket, and therefore they do not want anything to do with you or your complaints! Us as consumers in New York are suffering from deregulation, because the PSC has allowed National Grid to charge these outrageous so called delivery fees on top of the supply fees. How can they justify the utility company charging a flat delivery fee, plus a more expensive rate fee per kWh than the supply rate on top of the flat rate fee which comes out to almost triple the supply fee.

We are paying much more for delivery now than we ever did for supply. Consumers here are burdened with paying outrageous bills for their energy delivery and yet being asked to conserve supply, and when they do conserve energy guess what, National Grid requests another increase in delivery rates, and so we still wind up paying more for energy in New York than anywhere else. We as consumers need to band together and change the way the PSC keeps it’s company with NG!

NYS Public Service Commission in the Pocket of Corporatists

National Grids Late Payment Greed

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The Truth About The Property Tax Oiling Fee

As if us New Yorkers don’t already pay the highest property taxes around, which have gone up as much as $100 or more since Mayor Stephanie Miner took office, some home owners are burdened paying an additional fee for oiling every five years of $100 or more. If the home is located on city owned property that has no curb, the homeowners are charged every five years for an oiling fee, and guess who gets to make the decision of who has curbs and who doesn’t, the City, and if the City decides to put curbs in, the whole street must agree, and guess who gets to pay for it, the homeowners!

The City of Syracuse will tell you its because of the dirt produced from their no-curbed part of property that your home is located on, but many have just a little patch that couldn’t produce dirt if it tried. It is the Department of Public Works (DPW) trucks and heavy equipment that are tearing up the roads and dirt, and causing damage to home owners sewer pipes and vents, and the City of Syracuse refuses to respond, this is Mayor Stephanie Miner‘s ignore it and it will go away plan.

I think this fee is unfair and the city uses it to accumulate bigger tax payments from our escrow accounts, so much for the the property tax cap!

National Grids Late Payment Greed

National Grid Collections department is harassing paying customers who’s bills are late with daily automated calls asking for personal information, without any explanation of who the caller is or what they are looking for.

The wonderful collections department at National Grid are rude and ask debt collection type questions, then say they can harass and annoy you with their automated calls until they get their payment! They are worse then the scammers trying to scam you into paying for a debt.

If you restrict their calls, they just send you what they call a continuing shutoff notice for the past due bill, and after you pay the past due bill upon receipt of their shutoff notice and before the shutoff date, a few days later another continuing shutoff notice arrives with the same shutoff date but now for your current bill which is not even due yet, all because you won’t let them call you for payment, and the Public Service Commission says: National Grid is doing nothing wrong. Well ain’t that a big surprise!

Us consumers have paid for the remodel of the entire building located in Syracuse, with all brand new offices, just so they could outsource all their jobs. This company is all about profit! Between National Grid‘s outrageous delivery fees and their questionable billing practices, the Public Disservice Commission should be ashamed that it has allowed this monopoly to continue to harass and over charge their utility customers.

http://complaintwire.org/complaint/X6QBAAAAAAA/national-grid-collections

http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-800-443-1837

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