Louisville man’s unemployment troubles persist

After losing his job at the start of the pandemic, David Timmons is now preparing to lose his home.

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky – As more people return to work, fewer Kentuckers have reported unemployment problems, but one Louisville man’s unemployment has continued to worsen.

David Timmons bought his home in the Pleasure Ridge Park neighborhood almost three years ago.

“It’s a three bedroom house,” said Timmons. “It’s full of basement, but it’s not finished yet. It had a large concrete slab that had a crack in the middle … I had to tear everything out.”

There is more work to be done, but after what came in the mail, Timmons asks if it is worth the effort. His house is about to be auctioned even though he has no mortgage.

“Auction Commissioner Tuesday September 14th,” Timmons said. “The amount to be raised by the judgment is $ 4,360.90. It has been paid and I owe tax on it.”

Timmons said it could be up to date if it was only about one thing.

“If I had collected my unemployment benefits, it might never have come to this,” said Timmons.

After Timmons lost his job as a roofer at the beginning of the pandemic, unemployment benefits eventually surfaced, then hired, restarted and hired again.

“It’s just unreal,” said Timmons. “I just don’t know what to say, it’s just so frustrating.”

Unemployment not only helped him, but also his 13-year-old son.

“Unemployment paid my child support,” said Timmons. “When it stopped, everything stopped.”

And when the Louisville police stopped Timmons for saying he was on Jan.

“I’m paying child support,” said Timmons. “Again, not my jurisdiction, not my case, keep paying your child support, it’s very important children need support and love.”

Timmons spent several weeks with Metro Corrections before being transported to Meade County and then sent back to Metro Corrections.

Well, the 50-year-old said he couldn’t afford to get his car out of confiscation, get a job to drive to, or pay child support.

“I don’t even have bus money, I’m so broke,” said Timmons. “I never saw it coming.”

Timmons’ is now dependent on unemployment for his loved ones.

“It means hopefully I’ll get some of my child support or I could end up in jail for it,” Timmons said.

His calls to the Kentucky Office of Unemployment Insurance went unanswered. Now he is forced to abandon the only thing left to him.

“I’m losing my job because of this pandemic and [watched] everything goes away, “said Timmons.

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