Question about free money while you're an LVN student?

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So my friend said her brother in law quit his job while being an LVN student here in California, and he got free money she said it was SIMILAR TO but not the same as unemployment, but forgot the program name, and it wasn't a loan. Does anyone know what type of program she's talking about? or even if it exits LOL

Edited by Sandyleesand

caliotter3

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When I tried to draw unemployment while in school years ago, the CA EDD told me I could not be going to school.  They cared not one iota for me telling them that I could work night shift and go to school during the day.  If such a program now exists, I am surprised.

4 minutes ago, caliotter3 said:

When I tried to draw unemployment while in school years ago, the CA EDD told me I could not be going to school.  They cared not one iota for me telling them that I could work night shift and go to school during the day.  If such a program now exists, I am surprised.

sorry I meant to say SIMILAR to unemployment but wasn't unemployment itself, I dunno she was confusing me but if this does exist I wanna know LOL

caliotter3

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If the program is ran by the EDD, like the SSI/SDI programs, then more than likely no one would find out about it unless they were looking for unemployment.  I suppose it would be offered to anyone who also mentioned something about going to school.  Nice if it exists.

londonflo

londonflo

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2 hours ago, Sandyleesand said:

SIMILAR to unemployment but wasn't unemployment itself,

In my state we have The Workforce Investment Act which provides retraining funds for those whose jobs were impacted by work closure, or laid off, a myriad of reasons.. It  includes occupational or career training tuition and other resources. It is a wonderful program. I do not know the particulars of how you qualify for the program, rather each day the student attended class/clinical I had to sign they were there. We have never lost a student to failure or absenteeism for this program. I used to tell benefitting  students you will pay far more in taxes than what the program pays for your schooling.

Jean Ivy

Jean Ivy, BSN, LVN, RN

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So many people on this thread lie, I did it that way. I used my parents address that lived an hour away and quite my job and applied for unemployment edd.ca.gov. Told them I couldn’t commute because it was far at least 60 miles one way and they approved my claim. I did that while in my RN bridge program and collected unemployment while I bridged. Worked out perfectly for me, you can let them know you’re going to school the first 16 weeks and they will give you an extension up to a year max or so. So many people give misinformation, I graduated as an LVN for free thanks to the wiao program, and graduated as an RN for free thanks to the same program lmao. All my general education and prerequisites I took at a community college were also free thanks to the California bog waiver or whatever. I believe education should be free, no point in paying for a job, that’s absurd.