I remember back in the 1980's I had applied for unemployment insurance. I started to get the cards in the mail that I had to fill out indicating any income that I had made...which was none.
I noticed that the cards had my name on them, but the social insurance number (like your social security numbers) was wrong. I called UIC and told them, and even corrected it on the card before I mailed it back. Each week I got new cards to fill out and each week it was the same thing: right name, wrong SIN!
It took six months and much yelling on my part before I finally got any money! In the meantime I had no income and I had to go on welfare.
I found out a few years later why there was such a mix up. Seems my cousin (in-law) went on maternity leave at the same time I lost my job. She was having the same issue with her UIC cards: right name, wrong SIN! It took her 6 months to get any money too!
Unfortunately it does take time to process UIC payments. Usually 6 weeks. The fact that you waited so long has probably complicated things and that is causing the delay.
I hope you get some extra income soon.
Your situation sounds like mine was. Too little income; not enough food or money for anything else because of too many bills.
When it comes to a situation where you are running out of food and most of your income is going to pay bills, that means you have a serious problem: a very serious one.
I just declared personal bankruptcy at the end of November because I was drowning in debt and could hardly afford to feed myself, and there were times I ran out of food and lived on rice for more than a week at a time. I finally couldn't take it anymore, and I couldn't take the bill collectors calling and harrassing me and adding to my stress. I realized that I had to do something to better my situation because it was just getting worse and worse. So I filed bankruptcy.
I can't tell you what relief I felt when I made that decision. And because it's the first time I've been bankrupt, I receive an automatic discharge in 9 months, which means I will be 100% debt free. So that's the silver lining surround the dark cloud that was over my head for so long.
By the sounds of things, it might be the right answer for you and your husband as well?