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Retiree Repays California for Jobless Benefits in '64

Dennis Ferguson says $1,110 helped him train for computer career
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 18, 2010 9:58 AM CST

(Newser) – A 74-year-old South Carolina man has repaid California for the $1,100 he received in unemployment benefits 46 years ago. In fact, Dennis Ferguson added interest and wrote a check for $10,000 to the state Treasury, reports the Los Angeles Times. Ferguson got laid off from Douglas Aircraft way back when and collected 4 months of jobless benefits, money he used to enroll in a computer school and launch a new career.

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"Anyone who is helped out when they are down ought to give something back," he said. "This allowed me to have a great career, and I've been ever thankful." (Read more unemployment benefits stories.)

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