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  • Laid off while OPT is pending

    Hello guys,

    I was laid off early April (on the 6th) as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. However My company, well before that, had signed my papers ( Form I-983) and filled out everything they had too, so I immediately sent my application to USCIS and they received it on April 17th. I have ever since been looking for a job but have not gotten one with this whole situation going on. My OPT STEM extension is pending while I am no longer employed and I am very worried. Also, I feel like I reached my 90 days of unemployment already. Can you please help me out and tell me what I can do. I have not reported unemployment to my DSO because I was scared that they would cancel my OPT extension with USCIS. I really need help. I have been going through depression the past weeks because of that. I really need help on what to do. If anyone has been in this situation or happen to know someone who has, please feel free to respond to my post. Thank you.