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New computer system for unemployment benefits fails some | Poll

New computer system for unemployment benefits fails some | Poll

South Florida resident Maria Rodriguez lost her call center job in September and now she's literally waiting for the lights to go out. She became eligible for unemployment benefits just before Florida converted its new $63 million online claim filing system called Connect. When the system went live nearly two weeks ago, it brought up a 2009 claim on which she had never collected benefits because she got a job. "There was old information in the old system that didn't transfer into new system. They said it was a glitch in system that was preventing me from receiving a payment," the 27-year-old Rodriguez said. Jessica Sims, spokeswoman for Florida's Department...

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