LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- This year was supposed to be a great one for Alyssa Rose, David and their baby girl. 

"We really thought that this year was going to be the year that we got everything that we wanted," said Alyssa Maier.

But then the pandemic paused the world and the Maier family's income along with it. David got out of the Marine Corps two years ago. 

"I'm not a combat vet, but went through a lot of hardships in the Marine Corps like a lot do, then two years later, COVID hits and it's devastating honestly," David said. 

Alyssa Rose was laid off from Starbucks. 

"This was the year that we learned. Instead of getting everything that we wanted, we learned how much we have and how much we're grateful for," she said.

Grateful for federal programs, like the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance to keep them afloat. 

"I sent you the screenshots, so you can see that my, my stuff is perfectly legitimate and valid," she said. 

But they never got the money.

"It's been rough. It's been super difficult for us just because there's so much uncertainty and there's no communication and you're on the phone from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.," she said. "Everything seems to be drugged out and they keep saying that it's a glitch, it's a glitch it's a glitch, but we still haven't gotten any payment."

They know they're not the only ones.

"We're all suffering and struggling right now and we need answers."

Recommended for you

(5) comments

ocean

Its so said what the government unions will do to the American people to get rid of trump and end freedom in America once and for all. The testing is all bad with helathy people getting tested and having false positives. The state will not allow a second opinion for that first bad test. So many people that i know of have had the first test come back positive and then get a second test which is negative and then get a antibody test which is negative but are still forever listed as positive. you can get 100 negative test results and then get one false positive and you are listed by the state as positive with no way to get rid of the false positive. I think all the testing is rigged to have healthy people be false positive too have the numbers necessary to end freedom in Nevada once and for all.

Ginger

Sad but this is the by far dumbest and most inept state in the country. Tied for dead last in education and other things, but Governor Swizzle Stick keeps ignoring reality. The unemployment system is broken, can't handle the volume, and needs upgrading and repair. We all knew this was coming after 2008, but of course with the mindset of Clark County being 'Party on Garth', nothing was or will be done. Reality is painful and all of you can keep denying fact, and kicking the can into someone else's yard. This city is more worried about bars being closed and smoking in casinos, which proves further that reality has long gone out the window. Nothing but mindless wonders roaming the streets of Clark County and Nevada right now.

NEVERFORGET

Now they had a chance in March again to start planning and now we are in July about to be AUG and still broken. You are correct.

seanwally

Spirit Airlines is about to cut flight in August and lay-offs for flight attendants and pilots are coming soon. So if you think the wait is long now for checks just wait. Las Vegas has nothing worth coming to and people are cancelling their vacations because it is a hot spot and today showed record highs in cases and death. 5 kids died form covid so get ready for the state to shut down very soon. More unemployment coming to Las Vegas and cities across the country.

NEVERFORGET

The PROPHET OF DOOM has spoken

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.