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Do You Qualify for Unemployment?

 

You can get unemployment if you can answer "Yes" to all three of these questions:

EXPLANATION: The amount of benefits you get depends on how much money you made in the 12 months before losing your job. This is called your base period.

EXPLANATION: If you were laid off, fired, or left the company for a good reason (like an illness), you could qualify. You will not qualify if you quit your job.

EXPLANATION: You must be ready, willing, and able to work. You can’t be too sick, injured, or disabled to work.

I am currently recieving unemployment benefits (initial 26 week claim) and I am concerned because my unemployment benefits will soon run out. I need to know about the expanded emergency unemployment compensation program. Will I be contacted about how to extend my benefits before they run out or will I have to file a new claim? If I have to file a new claim, can that be done before my current benefits expire? If not, will there be a lapse in benefits? Thank you for any information you can provide on this matter.

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I can answer one of your questions. I just exhausted my benefits when I filed my last webcert, I was only paid for one week but filed for two. The 1st week was my 26th week, so apparently there is a lapse in benefits (nice timing with Christmas, isn't it?). My understanding is that after our benefits are exhausted they will send out a letter telling us how to file for the EUC benefits and that we cannot do the first claim online, it has to be via telephone. I have been calling for the last two days and the few times I actually got into the automated system and pressed the options to get to filing my first EUC claim, I am told all customers services representative are busy call back later. I just want to know when I will get my letter and how long I have to wait before my benefits resume. I know Congress screwed up when they gave the last 13 weeks, they failed to extend the program past 12/31/09 (just a clerical or minor error they say). But I'm thinking since I ran out before then I might be fine, they are planning to fix the error but it might not be until after the holiday break. Anyway, that is what I know now, as soon as I know more I will post again and let me know if you find anything out. Thanks.

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If I got paid $6.55 an hour at a part time job (with little benefits) will I be able to apply for unemployment benefits? How much would it be? $54.00 a week? It was rare that I made that much with the amount of time they needed me and I need something that I can live off of until I can find work. I've been avidly job searching and still nothing. Thanks!

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GarmRO, as long as you didn't quit your job, you have a good chance of qualifying for unemployment benefits. Usually the benefit rate is about half of what you made per week but it's different in every state. You should apply for benefits and let your state make the determination.

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My company is eliminating my salary in February 2010 and I can't live on commissions only. Can I quit to look for a new job and collect unemployment benefits?

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I've been working at this job for 9 months. My bosses are going to cut my salary in half for January, then eliminate the salary altogether in February, making me a commission-only employee. I can't survive on commission-only as I'm trying to build this business from scratch. Would I qualify for unemployment if I quit to look for another job?

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Rocket, you should contact your state's unemployment agency, explain your specific circumstances and let them tell you if you can qualify.

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I have been working a job with varying hours since May of 2005 - then in Sept 2007 I accepted a second job - I worked both jobs unitl January of 2009 when the second job I obtained in Sept 2007 ceased to schedule me due to the poor economy - they told us not to apply for unemployment because we would be recalled (they also owe me paychecks) in October 2009 - it is now December 2009 and I have not been recalled - and I found out they have hired new employees. I have continued to work the job I have had since May of 2005 - but hours are currently being reduced to a low level and rumors are it will go out of business. Last April I applied for Snap (food stamp benefits and was accepted on that program). Can I apply for unemployment benefits for the second job which didn't recall me - or is it too late to do so? Or should I wait and see if I am laid off from or the first job site goes out of business? I am barely able to make my bills. I am registered for work and actively seeking employment - this is required to get Snap benefits. I live in Indiana. Thank you.

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Sandy, you should go ahead and apply for benefits. You may be able to receive partial unemployment. It will depend on a number of circumstances and the state of Indiana will be able to make a final determination. Make sure that you fill out the application accurately and honestly and contact your local office with any questions you may have about your specific case.

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Hi, I have been working for family dollar for the past nine years and on 10-26-09 I was fired for not protecting company assets. A store manager is graded on the yearly inventory which I was know in the company for running low shrink stores. Every store that I have worked at the inventory shrink has gone down in great numbers. The last inventory in March 09 I took a 90k shrink down to 35k . Now seven months later you tell me I am fired for not protecting company assest. My whole distrist had a manager's meeting no more than three months before I was fired and I was awared Top in the disrict for saving the most payroll to sales. To talk on sales I was in the top 10 in my district every week. I was able to beat last years sales and the plan. I was making money for the company which I. Worked hard for 60 to 70 hours a week and getting paid for 52 hours. I never took anything out the store without paying for it or allowed anyone to walk out the store without paying for it. The inventory for the store was in March 2010 and I was fired off people guessing my inventory levels and not the actual amounts. If I was running a high inventory loss the normal case was for the company to sent the Reginoal Loss Prevention Manager which never came to the store or interviewed me. Also my normal Regional Store Aduiter was sent to a new distrist and the new one scored me five day before I was fired and scored me a 81 out of 100. That was the lowest score I had in nine years. I had abad feeling about that since I was off the day before that and it was my truck day which my boss was aware. Just before the Store Aduiter started my boss and him walked to the stockroom and talk for 30 mintures. I was unable to correct any problems in the store from the day before due to my truck came in one hour after I open the store. I have worked hard and been loyal to this company for years to be told bye and to put my years of service to shame by giving me a false reason for been fired. I have no problem with the company, but my boss was wrong. He also fired every member of my staff for the same reason. This store and most of the Family Dollar stores are not in the best areas without any police or guards. That is the job for the store manager. Funny everytime I called the local police to help for shopplifters they would say where are the guards. Now I have been without a job for one month and I have to fight for a appeal with Georgia Dept. Larbor to pay my past due bills and take care of my family. I am lost and I need help not a hand out, I will work. Thank anyone in advance who can help me

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i worked for a national company in maryland (verizon).. they recently renewed their contracts and everyone that started after 2003 in specific groups had to be surplused.. if they could not be placed for another job in the company or simply accept a severance package, they would be laid off. I did not take the package and i applied, tested, interviewed for multiple jobs within the area.. the first job i tested for i failed so i didnt qualify, the 2nd i tested, passed, and interviewed for but the job went to someone with more senority than me.. i wasnt notified of this until the day before my last day on payroll. So on my last day there were no more jobs available to take in MD but there was some in west virginia, and there was no way of me to relocate to another state (hardship) so i was ultimately laid off..

i applied for unemployment and now im being told after abt a month after getting laid off that my company is saying i voluntarily quit, which isnt true.. but because i didnt apply for a job in west virginia that means i rejected work from them.. which is crazy b/c theres no way to pick my life up and move to another state for a job i wasnt even guaranteed to get.. i have a life and responsibilities in maryland.. and they never even spoke abt accomodating me with the funds to relocate or anything.. so i feel like this isnt fair to me to be denied.. i didnt voluntarily quit... i stayed until the last day trying to apply for jobs with them, but another state is not realistic for me. What can i do?

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mrsHunter, respond to the unemployment office's determination that you quit by requesting an appeal for their decision. You will then be given an opportunity to present your side of the story. You may also want to speak with an attorney. Take a look at our article "Get Help Getting Unemployment" (http://www.thebeehive.org/jobs/unemployment-101/getting-unemployment/get...) for a list of organizations that can help you find free legal assistance.

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Hi I used to work full time for a large corporation in Boston, MA while living in Providence, RI. This company was paying me about 500 a week after taxes. Before starting this job I had an unusual injury in my wrist, which got much worse while working at this company, and I was not able to do the work. For this reason I quit this job and I took another job which was less intensive on my wrist. This positionwas commission based (with potential for a salary 6 months down the road). The thing about this second job was that I was actually going to be filing my taxes as self employment income in the first 6 months if I earned anything. Unfortunately 1.5 months into the job the owner closed the office unexpectedly and stole thousands of dollars from me and some other people. What I would like to know is whether I have any chance to collect for unemployment while I look for another job. I realize I have an unusual case because I willing left my salaried job for another commission based job, only to find out that the second job was a scam. I can't go back to the original job and I haven't been able to find another similar paying job. Sorry I think I accidentally posted this in another category.

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dr0832, You should go to this website: http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=elwdtopic&L=3&L0=Home&L1=Claimants&L2=Unempl...
and apply for unemployment benefits. Be honest and accurate in your application and they will make the determination. Your case is unique but it is still definitely worth your time to apply.

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My husband just got notice last week that his company is changing offices and the new location will be significantly further away. He has until the end of this week to let them know if he will be moving with them or not. He is also on FMLA for care of a disabled spouse as I am disabled and on occassion need his help. This sometimes means he goes to work and I have to call him to come home early for help and being so much further away would make it extremely difficult. He is willing and able to work as it is not his own disability. Would he qualify for unemployment if he said he was leaving the company due to the location change and the hardship it would place on his ability to help me when needed?

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Scooterton, Contact your local Department of Labor office and talk to them about your specific situation. Certain states have laws concerning how far away you must accept a job. Take a look at this page: http://www.thebeehive.org/jobs/unemployment-101/getting-unemployment
Choose your state from the list there and you will be led to the contact info for your local unemployment agency.

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I worked for Harrah's Entertainment for 35 years in Payroll starting as a clerk and advancing to supervisor. I was laid off in October 2008 for elimination of position. I was given a six month severance package. I actively seeked employment. In November 2008, I found employment as a Property Manager with the non-profit company Global Property. In February 2009, I had to resigned to care for my aging parents while my sibling, their main caregiver, had surgery. I secured employment in April 2009 with Ameristar Casino, Inc. at the Corporate level. In addition to processing the regular biweekly payroll which was my main duty at Harrah's, the position at Ameristar required a high volume of working with Excel Spreadsheets; closing payroll to the general ledger and payables; garnishments; leave of absence accrual corrections (which I needed to know but would be shown to me at a later date); out-of-state taxes, etc. All this had to be done weekly because at the end of August, I was given a second property to pay. I was not fast enough to meet the deadline (there was a time difference because the Payrolls that I processed were in a different time zone) of completing a payroll every Friday, Monday, and Tuesday in addition to auditing of new hires, transfers, salary changes, etc. that were received from Human Resources and the processing of twice weekly on-demand checks for adjustments, termination, learning new programs, etc. At Harrah's, these duties where divided among several clerks. The stress of trying to do them all by myself caused me to have severe pain in my shoulder and chest. I was admitted to the hospital for two days in September 2009. It was ruled out that it was my heart. At the beginning of October 2009, I was diagnosed with arthritis and given medication that stopped the pain. However, the more I stressed in trying to meet the deadlines, the pain returned and taking the medication caused me to be drowsy. I resigned my position on October 16, 2009 because I just was not able to meet the deadlines and have not had pain since. I have been seeking employment with companies that process payroll within the city, administrative position, and Property Management positions.

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I've been working at my current job in MA for a number of years (5+) and as time has gone on, they've had more and more financial difficulties. For more than a year now, they went from direct deposit to personal checks for paychecks and have had problems paying on time. Lately it has gotten even worse. My paycheck for Oct 16th was late 10 days. The one for the 30th was 14 days late (last fri, when I should have been getting a new paycheck).

Since I was nervous about it, I went to cash it at the bank it was drawn on and it had insufficient funds. My boss called me (since the bank called him) to say I should have cashed it at my own bank instead since the money would have been in there by the time my bank requested the funds. I'd guess it is probably true (despite everything, there's never been any bounced checks) but it still makes me uncomfortable. The check I was supposed to get this last Friday they claim I'll get on Wednesday, but who knows since they frequently say checks will come on a certain day and then they up up pushing it further on again.

I also found out that they've been withholding taxes and 401k money from the paychecks but haven't actually been paying it out to the gov or the 401k funds. That's been going on for a least a couple of months. It also happened for a span of six months or so last year and there was a bunch of hoopla about how it wouldn't happen again and now it has. I don't have a 401k plan myself so not sure if that effects me, though maybe the tax thing does.

Plus there's the fact that a lot of freelancers and vendors haven't been paid, which gives the company a bad reputation. I feel like at this point it is actually hurting my personal reputation to be working here. I'm looking for work but haven't found anything yet. I'd like to try to quit and get unemployment, but I want to try to get a feel for if I can get it. I tried calling unemployment directly but they said they couldn't give any guidelines on what is just cause and I'd just have to quit and apply.

Someone else who quit here about 6 months ago was able to get unemployment but it just makes me nervous that I have to quit before I can have any idea of if I'd qualify..

Any thoughts? Thanks..

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ivdflr, your situation is extremely complicated. You should definitely talk to an attorney ASAP. Take a look at our article, "Get Help Getting Unemployment" (http://www.thebeehive.org/jobs/unemployment-101/getting-unemployment/get...) for a list of legal resources. You should start by contacting your local Bar Association (there is a link in the article for a list of local Bar Associations) and ask them to put you in contact with an attorney that specializes in employment matters. You can also ask them to put you in contact with a local legal aid organization that would give you advise on this matter for free. If, for some reason, they are unable to point you in the right direction, start contacting the other legal organizations on the list until you find someone who can.

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This is actually a question concerning my girlfriend. She was fired last May from her job in South Carolina, she is planning to move to Charlotte, NC with me but has been unsuccessful in finding a job. I mentioned collecting unemployment before but she hasn't done anything about it. My question, is she eligible to for unemployment should she move to Charlotte? I think it would help her out a ton with her car payments and other bills. She's able to work and has been actively searching for jobs since getting fired. If she can qualify that would be great news.

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TBeasley, I cannot tell you for sure whether or not she will qualify but it sounds like she has a pretty good shot. Tell her to file a claim in South Carolina and they will make the final determination.

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We own a business here in OH (S-CORP). I had to take a job outside of the business because we were making so little. My husband has to find something now, because income to the business is 1/6 of what it was. It's so little, that he has not been able to take a paycheck at all in 2009. We have payed into unemployment for thebusiness as business owners since 2005, except for this year, as there have been no paychecks issued. Can a business owner qualify for unemployment in OH? Since they go back several quarters, I know he would get something if he did qualify. If not, then I wonder why owners have to pay in for themselves. Thank you.

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Tracy, have your husband file a claim. Most unemployment agencies go back 18 months to determine your benefit amount. File an accurate claim and let them make a determination.

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I resigned from my job when my employer insisted I read a stcript at a due process hearing that contained false information. When I refused (and challenged the policy of making a case by any means) I was told to start looking for a job. It been six weeks snce filing my claim. Is there some policy on the length of time DC government must provide claim determinations.

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The place I have been working the last 7 months has a hostile enviroment and I dont want to work there anymore. what is the best way to quit or get fired so I get unemployment benefits, my co-workers make it a horrible place to work and my boss really does nothing about it and she doesnt want me to go to her boss but I cannot keep working there under the circumstances but I really can't afford to quit and I really don't want to get my boss in trouble! HELP!

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4 Weeks ago I was called in to my supervisors office. I was told I had to resign or be fired that day.
I was told if I resign that I could be eligible for rehire in the future. That if other companies I applied to called for reference they would tell them I am eligible for rehire. I felt I worked in a hostile work environement, others I worked with expressed the same thing. They were very hard on me. Do I qualify. Can I go back and change my resignation? Eileen

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EileenRUmmy, file a claim with your local unemployment agency and tell them that you did not lose your job willingly and that your were forced to resign and let them make the final determination. Give them as much specific information as possible. Good luck.

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From March 2008 to June 2009 I worked as a Police Officer. June 2009 a changed jobs as a rental maintenance mechanic. Prior to this employment I had a verbal agreement that I would be my own boss as long as all the trouble calls were completed. I expressly informed him that I was able to do all work required with the exception of HVAC, (I can install HVAC but not qualified to troubleshoot) He agreed that I would try my best on the HVAC and if I was unable to repair he would call a HVAC technician. Oct 2009 my boss informed me he was had received numerous reports that I allowed my co-worker to do all the work when the boss was not around, that I was constantly on the cell phone. Neither of these were true. He also stated that since I had failed to repair 2 out of approx 20 HVAC service calls he wanted to let me go and hire someone with more HVAC experience and I could collect my last paycheck and go home. Since I have only worked at this job for 4 months can I still collect unemployment?

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dstokes6, it sounds like your chances of qualifying are pretty good. I would advise you to apply ASAP because it can take several weeks for your state to make a final determination. Good luck.

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I have worked as a real estate agent for 10 years. My license is held by a broker/owner of a large international franchise company. With the severe decline in the real estate market, I have not been able to generate enough income to support my family. The company charges a $750 monthly "management fee" which enables you to earn commissions under their broker license. My income is reported on a 1099 form. I am actively seeking employment outside of the real estate industry. With the severe fall of in my commissions this year, I have arrived at a point where it is no longer possible to continue paying the $750 fee and consequently eliminates by ability to earn commissions with that company. If I can not make the management fee payments they will send my license back to the State to be held in escrow. While I'm looking for other employment, is it possible to receive unemployment compensation?

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cmcts, as long as you lose your job through no fault if your own and someone was paying into the system for unemployment benefits (whether it was you or your employer) you have a pretty good chance of receiving unemployment benefits. Apply, explain your situation and they will make the final determination.

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I was recently disharged. I just had my hearing for unemployment benefits. I worked for a food distribution center. I worked for this company for 6 years. During my last 2 years I loaded trucks. Just this year the managment complained of soft sales. They laid off a few clerks. However, they said they were going to keep everyone on the warehouse floor due to the fact that they were going to lose some employees anyways who were close in points for being absent or late. I was totally safe. I had only a 2.5 points out of 6. Well, then it got crazy. I never had a write up in the 2 years that I loaded. But, all of the sudden I get 3 in 3 months for not following company policy loading procedures. I never seen any policy in writing on loading procedures until the day before the unemployment hearing. Oh, and by the way, all 3 write ups were different! I still signed that final write up though and the lawyer representing the employer was all over that fact. My testimony was simply; "Show me the policies for loading procedures with my signiture on it proving that any of it was a known policy." The Hearing Officer then asked the employer; "Was this policy known to the employees and did all of them recieve a copy of them and/or are they posted anywhere in the warhouse or in the employee handbook?" The employer simply replied; "No." So you see...even though I signed the final write up I did not know they were against loading procedures until after the fact. My question now is; Do I have a chance on this? I mean getting unemployment benefits?

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I am currently employed by a company which I will not name. I am an assistant manager and a worker under me has been reported to say that she is out to get me fired before she does. Exact quote, better her ass than mine. I have reported this to my supervisor who has done nothing about the comment but instead continues to write me up for complaints this same person keeps making about me. I have been activiely seeking new employment so that I can quit however I have had no luck and fear getting fired. If i do get fired, I have only lived in florida for 8 months however been with the company over three years. Does anyone happen to know if i can qualify for unemployment while I am looking for a job. I have a young child and am pregnant again and the thought of losing my job scares me terribly. any thought?

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I WORKED AT A JOB FOR MORE THAN A YEAR, AND WAS ADVISED THAT I NEEDED TO WATCH MY ATTENDANCE. WELL LONG STORY SHORT, I GOT A RAISE AT MY 1 YEAR AND 2 MONTHS. WELL THEN ON OCTOBER 5, I GO TO WORK AND WAS TERMINATED FOR MY ATTENDANCE. CAN I STILL RECEIVE MY UNEPMPLOYMENT BENEFITS. I APPLIED ON THAT DAY, AND NOW TO DATE HAVE RECEIVED NOTHING FROM THEM, AND WHEN I CALL I AM PLACED ON HOLD FOR SEVERAL MINUTES. DO YOU THINK I WILL BE APPROVED??? I AM IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA.

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Jen, there is no way for us to know what your state will decide. I would advise you to simply keep calling and waiting on hold until you get someone on the phone who can tell you the status of your application.

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I was employed at a company for over a year, however, halfway through my employment i had to move due to the economy and this made my drive to my job nearly two hours long. I asked my employer for a transfer to a location closer to my new residence several times and nothing ever came of it. Subsequently, I had to quit because with the price of gas I could no longer pay my bills and continue to work with a 160 mile round trip per day. I am currently seeking a job and have been for two months, having applied at over twenty jobs but nothing has come of it. I am now in a very tight spot financially until I can get another job. Am I eligible for unemployment?

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Jareth, You should apply for benefits in your state and let your state's unemployment agency make that determination. Explain you situation completely and honestly. No matter what they decide, there's no harm in applying.

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I worked for Chas Roberts Air Conditioning. Myself and another guy were sent to a house to change out the indoor coil. To get the old coil out and the new coil in the flex connecting the gas to the furnance had to be disconected first and moved out of the way to get the coil out. After the old coil had been pulled and the other coil had been replaced. The guy with me told me he would put every thing back together in the attic so I went down outside of the home to vaccume down the system and load the old coil. Before I had finished he came outside to my van with all of my tools and said everything in the attic had been done. I weighed in the charge and started the air conditioning system. The builder there came some time later I guess and smelled gas. The guy with me had failed to reconnect the gas line. I was fired for not folliowng precedure and he still has a job. They said it was my respnsibility to call the builder and inform him that the gas had been disconected. My supervisor had been at this house the day before and knew that the gas would have to diconected to change out the. I called him at the time of the call telling him that the gas lines would have to be disconected to replace the coil. He said disconect it but never said anything about calling the builder. If the guy with me an employee of eight years had not told me everything in the attic was done and brought all of my tools down to me I would have gone back up in the attic to get them and checked for myself if everything was reconnected. I had even turned the gas valve off at the meter outside and failed to turn turn it back when I left. I can only assume that the builder must have turned the gas vave at the gas meter back on and smelled the gas because the house closed at 1:00 pm that day. Now there is some debate to whether I can draw my unemployment according to DES. Why ? Why am I job less , much less worrying about whether I'm going to be able to draw my unemployment ?

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hi, its been 3 years since my last job I'm 23 now. I started the job when I was 19 their for prob 6 or 7 months. I was let go due to I didn't call into work my aunt had passed an also my relationship with my girl ended horribly. So I was a mess an depressed, took me a long time to get over it all. I haven't worked a job since then besides like cash jobs here an their. I was wondering if I would still be able to get some type of unemployment? Currently finding work is hard. Thank you in advance

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I was terminated in April from a call center for holding the "not ready" button for too long while training new employees. I did not think I could apply for unemployment because I was "terminated". About a month later I found a part-time job which I thought would lead to full-time, but it never did; in fact my part-time hours were cut making it cost more for the gas to get to the job then what I was earning. I only worked there for about 6 weeks. Someone just told me I should file for unemployment because the reason I was fired from the first job was a performance based reason. Does it appear I would qualify for unemployment and can I still apply even though it's been 6 months? Also, since the 2nd job was only part-time, does that information need to be provided when filling out the unemployment application?
Thanks

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KKL1978, you should go ahead and apply for unemployment. You most likely will qualify but your local unemployment office will make the final determination. You need to 100% honest with them about both jobs and answer all of their questions as accurately as possible. Good luck.

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I filed for unemployment at the beginning of September, I left my job due to health issues, I was constantly dizzy and having bad migraines which started October of 2008. My doctor was giving me letters stating I should be off, but they had not been covered under FMLA. I was admitted in the hospital for dizziness and blurry vision in January of 2009 for a little over a week. I then had FMLA approved so it saved me for the moment. My health continued to decline and I was back again missing days. I was giving another FMLA package that needed to be filled out by the Neurologist. I had a difficult time getting it from her due to death in her family and her leaving the country for a month. The time had come and gone and I still didn't get her to fill out everything they were asking, which was how many days would I need off when these spells come on. Since I was not able to get my primary care to do it for me by the time for the needed information, FMLA was denied. My jobs had already sat me down a lot before FMLA was approved stating that I can't miss anymore days even though they knew of my health risk and the help I was receiving from my cardiologist, neurology, and primary care doctor. I didn't know if I should step down and leave instead of being fired so I decided to leave. I applied and sent unemployment a letter from two doctors stating my illness; I received a letter from unemployment stating that I am being denied because I am unable and unwilling to work. I am able to work so I got one of my doctor's to write me another stating that I can work and a spreadsheet of jobs I have applied for and some of their responses. I resubmitted a reconsideration letter to Florida Unemployment Dept in Tallahassee. I also received a hearing date but I am hoping that my resubmitted letter will be enough so that I will not have to do an appeal. Do you think it is enough information to get a second look or should I prepare for the hearing?

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rdawston, there is no way for us to tell what decision the state of Florida will make but it is in your best interest to be prepared for the hearing, especially since you already have a date. Good luck.

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My son was laid off from a company after 6 years of customer service work this past February. In April he sub contracted himself out to paint an association of townhomes. The job is now finished - he worked for a self employed contractor who did not pay any benefits including unemployment. Shouldn't my son still be able to collect on benefits from the previous employer who laid him off now that he is unemployed again due to no fault of his own. He could have just remained on unemployment this whole time rather then actually working productively.

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My wife's position at a non-profit church was terminated and she was offered a lesser job at an hourly rate 25% less than her previous salary.They gave her 5 days to decide. Does she qualify for unemployment? When the fifth day expires this Friday should she go to work?

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s2cpousn, go to our page, "Getting Unemployment," choose your state from the list of states and click on it. Take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions" section and/or any information they have about eligibility. They also will have contact info and you should contact them immediately to explain your wife's situation and ask them if she would qualify should she turn down the new position.

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I was working in security for about 6 months and was laid off and do not know if I can qualify for unemployment because the tax form I filled out was for a private contractor where I pay my taxes at the end of the year, I was given a choice of tax forms to fill out and did not know I could not file for unemployment if I was laid off. I would like to know if I could possibly qualify as I should not have been given this tax form, I was definately an employee and not a private contractor as a full time security guard. Is their any chance that I can be re-classified as an employee and then qualify? This happend to me more than 2 months ago.

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I was recently fired from my job. I worked for a bank. I was a teller and vault teller. We were short handed after a 3 day weekend. I was very busy helping customers. I had a co-worker verifying money that was sold from individual tellers, at the end of the business day I balanced the vault and it was short 2000.00. They fired me 8 days later. Ive worked there for 11 months. My bank collapsed. FDIC came in on Aug,21,2009 and closed us down. BBVA Compass took over. We lost our sick time and FDIC payed our remaining vacation time. I filled for unemployment. My job said that I was fired for not following policy. I never received the policies for BBVA Compass. I was denied unemployment because I was fired. I'm going to appeal it. Do I have a solid case. Please help.

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kshfired, your situation is unique and a bit complex. You should definitely talk to an attorney and have them help you with the appeal process. Take a look at our article, "Get Help Getting Unemployment" located here: http://www.thebeehive.org/jobs/unemployment-101/getting-unemployment/get...

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I WAS FIRED FROM A JOB I HAD FOR 5 YEARS FOUND ANOTHER AS SOON AS I WAS UNEMPLOYED NOW AFTER FOUR WEEKS THE RUMMER IS THEY ARE GOING TO LAY OFF. IF THIS HAPPENS WILL I BE ABLE TO COLLECT UNEMPLOYMENT TELL I CAN FIND ANOTHER JOB OR GET CALLED BACK. PLEASE CAN ANYONE HELP WITH THIS INFORMATION

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