My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: denial of CTB benefits.
My husband was denied CTB benefits because he was unaware and misleaded by the Workforce Development Center. He received his unemployment benefits but was not able to find out information about the possible training benefits prior to the required time limit. He went to the center several times and ask about what options he may have regarding learning a new skill. This started around January and continued until May. Several months pass by until finally someone gave him the information he needed to get. During this time he was schedule for 2 orientation. The first orientation he was sent to was incorrect and he was sent away and told to make another appointment for first time unemployed orientation. This cause a month in time lapse. After attending the correct orientation he had to wait another 2 weeks for a case worker because she was on vacation. After 2 weeks he finally met with the case worker and was only informed about WIOA program which is a grant to help pay for new skill training. Gave him a list of schools and sent him on his way. He was not given any guidance about the program or any other type of benefits that may help him live while in training. After he research the list of schools given to him. He made an appointment to apply for the grant WIOA. At that time he asked his case workers about additional benefits he may qualify for she didn't know. She only knew about the WIOA and nothing more. This has been a severe hardship for us. All the time the Workforce Center was either misinformed or refused to give information to people who are unemployed. The front desk workers never wore their badges so I can give names. The mistake they made by setting wrong appointments for orientation only made things worst. He started his search before the 16 weeks were about to end, but unfortunately no person there was of any help. He made calls to the EDD and he was directed to the Workforce Center and told he needed a start date for the training. By this time, the 16 weeks were over. He had his CTB interview and the agent ASH only asked 3 questions. School Name, Director name, Start Date. and called the school to confirm Start date. We, of course are scared and worried about becoming homeless before he can finish his year long program for a better job.