Jennifer Moon has waited more than two months for unemployment benefits — and the delay presented a scary situation.
Absent any income, the 46-year-old, who lives in Cedartown, Georgia, fell behind on bills.
Lenders repossessed her car. She lost water at her home, which she rents, before a friend helped pay the bill.
Most significantly, Moon, a certified nursing assistant, also couldn’t pay her rent. She missed two months of payments — $900 total — and next month’s rent is due soon.
The landlord threatened eviction if Moon can’t pay up by month’s end.
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“I begged and pleaded with them,” she said. “[They said] I have exactly 10 days to be vacated.”
Making up the shortfall by returning to work is also a risky proposition
. Moon has a lung disease, pulmonary emphysema, which requires her to use oxygen and puts her in a high-risk category for Covid-19.
Moon, a single woman, doesn’t have family to fall back on for help, and cares for a 30-year-old son with a disability.
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