What happens when a stay at home mom or dad’s loved one gets locked up?
“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” ―Mahatma Gandhi
“When the phone rings at 3-D Bail Bonds, you should know that every call has a story behind it. The call of a desperate mother of three whose husband just got locked up for a warrant from ten years ago is a common one. The husband, the sole household provider, is locked up in jail, unable to provide for his family. The wife makes the call to the bail bondsman after being advised by the police that she needs to post bail. The poor woman has hundreds of questions. Besides bail, she is worried about her husband losing his job if he doesn’t post bail quickly.”
For families with more than one child, sometimes the option to become a stay at home parent could be a much more affordable one. However, relying solely on one income can have its consequences for sure. What happens when the sole breadwinner loses its freedom by getting locked up? As a stay at home parent with children here is what you can do when your loved one gets arrested:
For starters, let’s face it, you or your loved one doesn’t plan on getting arrested. An arrest can happen for many reasons and you just need one reason to end up behind bars.
Here are some common questions following a currently employed person’s arrest:
Can you apply for unemployment while arrested?, What if I can’t afford the bail? Would he be able to keep his job if arrested?
Can you apply for unemployment while arrested in Connecticut?
According to the Connecticut Department Of Labor, the law states:
“To be found eligible for any week for which you claim benefits you must be:
- Physically and mentally able to work;
- Available for work; and
- Making reasonable efforts to obtain work. To demonstrate that you are genuinely exposed to the labor market, you must be ready, willing and able to accept any suitable work.”
In a few words, a person can not apply for unemployment while arrested in Connecticut. If you are incarcerated you are not available nor you are able to make reasonable efforts to obtain work. Being locked up in jail shouldn’t be an option for the sole household provider. On the contrary, processing their fast release should be a priority so they can keep their job or look for one as soon as being released from jail.
How can I post bail and still be able to pay the bills and feed my children?
You can post bail and still be able to pay the bills by using our 0% interest bail financing. All bail bonds in Connecticut are possible with payment plans. The staff at 3-D Bail Bonds is trained to work with you by offering personalized financing options for each customer’s budget. We can do bail bonds with as little as 3 percent down. Remember that since 1997, our goal is to do everything possible so you can bring your loved one home in the most effortless/uncomplicated way while being able to go on with life.
In conclusion, if your loved one, the household provider, ends up locked up post his bail immediately. To be eligible to apply for unemployment, the person must be free and available to work, not locked up in jail. When life happens and you need immediate help to process the fast jail release for someone, contact 3-D Bail Bonds of Connecticut. We are serving every city in the state 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Find the most affordable fees and truly local bondsman located near you, always.