I got furloughed from my job March 23, 2020. The company I worked for had to close as nonessential.
I filed for Texas unemployment online the same day.
I received a notice about a week later saying I must call them to supply additional information. I have been unable to. I either get a busy signal or a recording saying the phones are overloaded and to try again. I have probably called 200 or 300 times with the same results. I can’t email them. There is no email address I can use.
I haven’t collected a dime in unemployment and probably won’t.
I know of a guaranteed fix for the situation. Simply require that the governor must call that same number daily and get answered in order to receive his paycheck. It will work. The phones will miraculous open up.