Here's all the vital information I received:
- I will be paid as usual for the next three pay periods. The third pay period should also contain 5 days of lag pay.
- Sometime in May I will receive a pay-out for my unused Vacation Time, currently at 57.5 hours.
- I can expect a weekly payment of $430 for up to 33 weeks due to an increase in the benefits being paid out and an extension on the time limit for unemployment courtesy of the federal government.
- I am covered under the health plan until April 29, 2010! All I gotta do is pay a $48/month premium. A little more if I wanna keep my dental benefits.
I realized after I posted the Revamped Emergency Budget that I only listed my fixed expenses and that was confusing. So here is my new and improved (by two hours) Emergency Budget:
Unemployment = $1720
Health Insurance - 48
Dental - 28
Housing - 300
Student Loans - 446
Cellular - 60
Collections - 385
Groceries - 100
Misc. - 285
Not looking too bad. Of course this doesn't take into account saving money for tax time. Not sure what I'll do about that. I know there's an option to have it removed automatically from your weekly benefits.
Anyway, I hope I don't have to resort to this budget but at least it's not as bad as I feared.