I wanted to apply for unemployment on March 11th, but because I had used it in the year prior I had to wait until April 7th before I could apply again. But then the pandemic unemployment assistance came right before that, which I applied for. I was rejected because my last date of work was prior to the pandemic. I am an actor, there are no auditions so I feel like I was absolutely affected by the pandemic and should have been able to apply. So then I reapplied for regular unemployment and at this point I had already left Los Angeles to go shelter in Sonoma County.

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