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# fabian l 2010-12-30 19:08
if im ex military and a full time student how lone can i get unemployment benifits
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# wondering 2011-11-07 07:22
Quoting fabian l:
if im ex military and a full time student how lone can i get unemployment benifits


did you find out the answer to this question?
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# smartypants 2012-02-29 16:08
If you are in school full-time you should NOT be receiving Unemployment benefits. You are committing FRAUD!!!
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# Kendra 2011-01-14 13:11
My brother got an other than honorable discharge from the Navy. Is he eligible to collect unemployment while he looks for a new job?
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# April 2011-01-21 22:45
I recieved my 1099 for the Florida unemployment I got in 2010 but I lost it. How do I get a copy so I can file my income taxes?
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# tina 2011-03-30 10:30
HI, WHAT DO I DO IF I HAVE TO MOVE OUT OF STATE TO MOVE IN WITH MY MOTHER BECAUSE I CAN NO LONGER AFFORD TO LIVE IN MY HOME ELEC BILL,WATER,CAR PAYMENT,ECT...)IN FL.
SO I HAVE TO MOVE IN WITH MY MOTHER IN MI. PLUS THE FACT EVEN THOUGH I HAVE WORKED ALL OF MY LIFE AND NEVER COLLECTED UNEMPLOYMENT NO ONE WOULD HIRE ME BECAUSE I ONLY SPEAK ENGLISH. NEVER MIND THE EXTENSIVE MEDICAL BACKGROUND I HAVE AND FANTASTIC REFERENCES, NOW HOW DOES THAT WORK WITH THE LOSS OF MY JOB IN FL. AND HAVING TO MOVE TO MICHIGAN? DO I STILL CONTINUE TO GET MY BENEFITS IN FL OR MI.?
HOW WILL THIS AFFECT ME?
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# Jeff 2011-05-15 09:11
I am currently collecting unemployment in NY but am moving to Florida. i spoke with NY so i know i just have to change my address with them and continue claiming but how do I register with Florida, as that is what they told me I had to do. Can this be done online or do I have to go into an unemployment office in Florida (I soooo hope not). Any help would be appreciated.
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# Ken 2011-07-08 20:22
Jeff: I am in the same situation & am anxious to see the answer to your question!
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# tonia 2011-05-30 08:35
I HAVE BEEN APPROVED FOR MY UNEMPLOYMENT. I WENT ONLINETO CLAIM MY WEEKS AND IT SAID STARTING MAY 31 WILL BE MY NEXT TIME TO CLAIM WEEKS. I FILED MAY 15TH DO I HAVE TO SUBMIT WORK SEARCHES FOR THOSE OTHER WEEKS
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# Angela H 2011-06-24 12:15
I am in a high risk pregnancy and had FMLA at my job. I have now exhausted my FMLA for the year. I am now having to use my Attendance credits. If I use all my attendance credits I will be kindly let go. Can i get unemployment when I am pregnant and have been let go as i have not attendance credits?
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# samantha 2011-07-19 18:03
I am 72 years old and had been working in sales for a company in florida for 6 years. I earned a good salary plus commission and they took out taxes. Because of extreme stress in the job I quit and went to another company who paid the same salary plus commission but I work at home through virtual reality on computer. I get paid the same salary and commission but no taxes are taken out. If they fire me can I collect unemployment in FLorida
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# Steven 2011-09-06 13:55
I am currently receiving Unemployment from the state of Florida but live in Oregon. I am not sure of which tier i am on, If I take a job (in Oregon) that is a three month contract, will I be able to continue unemployment compensation (from Florida) after that contract expires?
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# Steve 2011-12-20 11:29
I filed claim in Florida but live in Wisconsin can I work a part time job as long as I claim the wages weekly
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# Jeannie 2011-09-07 09:58
I've been calling the unemployment office at 1-800-732-8204 for 3 weeks now and I can not get ANYONE on the phone. It keeps saying that "All agents are busy. Please try your call again later." I don't think anyone is answering the phones. I have not received my unemployment for 3 weeks now & I don't know why. I still have benefits available & have been filling out the work logs every time. Why is no one answering the phones there?
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# Pat 2011-09-07 23:17
Can my mother in law collect payment while in surgery / rehab for open heart surgery? She had emergeny surgery while collecting unemployment and cannot look for work until she recovers from surgery. Also when she heals can she still collect if she becomes able to look for work? Will she need to file a new claim?
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# John 2011-09-24 08:10
I am currently collecting unemployment, but may have prospects for some short term, part-time work. My 20 weeks of benefits will expire in November. If I work during one or two weeks and receive compensation that exceeds my unemployment benefits for those weeks, will my benefit eligibility be extended?
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# Sandra 2011-11-10 07:34
I was fired by one of the attorneys I worked for, she stated to me I was doing a great job, but the owner informed her that she needed to let me go, and she gave me her personal information in case I need a reference, but I was just informed by unemployment it was because supposedly I did not get along with anyone, which of course that's a false statement. Would that be sufficient to be denied unemployment.
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# John 2012-03-16 07:11
File an appeal I'm sure that would be reversed, my wife's
employer made same false statement and it was over turned
Good Luck Sandra
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# stephanie 2012-01-12 16:48
How do I print out a copy of my w2 form??
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# john 2012-01-27 13:20
If I am not schedule to work one week what do I report as earnings for that week. Do I select yes I did work that week
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# melissa 2012-02-07 11:34
i have just moved here from geaogia and collect unemployment there.how do i go about getting it transfered here to florida or get unemployment for florida until i get work. thanks
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# Michael08 2012-03-03 16:21
I was let go from my job of seven years and I filed for unemployment and just received notice that it has been denied because the employers states that I quit. I did not quit, I was told I was not longer able to perform the duties they hired me for because of my age. I filed an appeal but I have nothing in writing so what happens now?
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# tina 2012-03-06 12:13
I will be quiting my job in Oregon to move to Florida to be with my husband, who works in Florida. Will I be eligalbe for unemployement while I look for a job?
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# Wayne 2012-03-07 16:36
If my company moves to california from florida and they offer me a job in california do I have to take it? can I get unemployment if I rufuse to relocate?
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# Dawn 2012-03-08 23:20
How long can I receive unemployment?
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# Amadoprz 2012-03-10 15:32
If I claim my weeks on Monday how does it take to get to my bank account
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# Reddgurl2005 2012-12-13 11:52
2 days
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# Jane 2012-03-16 09:29
What happens if I get a job & 2 mos later it doesn't work out? Do I get my unemployment again?
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# Alex 2012-03-18 13:26
I started a job in the middle of my second week cycle of benefits. Was unemployed for all of the first week and two of the five days in the second week. I made at least 5 contacts in both weeks. Will I be paid for the first and second week, just the first, or none at all?
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# Kam 2012-03-23 06:27
Ok, i was wondering if anyone knew how to get your unemployment account overdrawn? or better yet, how do u get it back to a positive amount , instead of a negative amount? i was so post to get mine on 3-22, but it didnt come one. my mom did kall the number 20 plus times, she didnt know it costs $0.50 every time after the 2nd time you call them. so now its sitting at -9.69. any ideas on this? needed to get the money on there 3-22 when it was so post to be on there, its 3-23 and still in the negative. i didnt think you could overcharge unemployment, well i was wrong YOU CAN!
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# Ce 2012-04-03 11:17
I was receiving nemployment until I found a temporary assigment in December that last for three weeks. When my assigment ended I didn't know that I was required to contact the temporary agency every week for addidtional placement therefore m unemployment benefits were ended. I just found out today they were ended because I didn'tmake a weekly call to the agecy I had worked three weeks for and I have not received any unemployment compensation since 2/20/2012. however I have been looking or work with other employers and have submitted that information to unemployment, can I legally be denied for unemployment for not calling this agency every week? When I did call they did not have an assignment for me.
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# Mmystears 2012-06-05 15:50
I was originally employed a little over part-time (24hrs/wk). My hours were cut to 18/wk and now my employer tells me that she will either be cutting my hours again or needing to let me go (for financial reasons, no fault of my own). I feel she keeps cutting my hours hoping I'll quit, thinking I cannot then file for unemployment. If she cuts my hours again, am I eligible for unemployment?
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# Eastwest 2012-07-12 11:38
I left my job (with a 2wk notice) because my wife got a new job in a different state (Washington, non-military) and my pay alone was not enough to afford to stay behind. Will I be eligible for unemployment benefits?
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# PC 2012-07-30 08:36
Can I claim the days that i have returned for testing or interviews as one of my five visits per week if that job was previously listed as awaiting answer?
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# Karen 2012-08-04 20:54
What do you do when you get hired for a new job BUT that new job won't start for 3 months? When I claim my weeks do I still have to list 10 companies that I've applied to in the state of Florida even though the new job hasn't started yet to continue my unemployment?
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# larry 2012-08-06 13:06
If my hours are cut from 36 to 16 per week can i file to collect for the hours that were cut?
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# veronica 2012-09-17 08:40
I moved from florida in 2009 to nevada and worked in nevada for the last 3 years. i lost my job on may 15, 2012. looked for employment there and couldn't make it there so moved back to florida in september 2012. do i file for unempoyment benefits here in florida or do I go through nevada? I have not been able to find work here in florida since i have been back. what do i do ?
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# Tab 2012-09-19 14:54
Can you recieve unemployment if you are attending school 8hrs a week in the state of fl? Which is only 2 days? And you still are available for full time work
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# Eldon 2012-09-21 09:18
I worked for a company for six month when I was let go and replace by a certified public accountant. The company know I wasn't a CPA when they hired me. Would I be elegible for unemployement?
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# SR 2012-09-24 16:47
If you are laid off and receive a severance package can you still apply and receive unemplyment benefits?
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# nichole c. 2012-10-01 11:46
can i collect unemployment and go back to school and get student grants?
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# Cleo 2012-10-11 13:28
I am working but I only get 5 hours a week, can I get unemployment until my hours pick back up? If I can Who can I talk to too get this started.
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# Les 2012-10-11 16:12
If I am collecting Unemployment Compensation in the State of Florida... and I work for approx. 4hrs on one day...I will still file that I worked, but are they going to take my benefits from me for working for 4hrs? Or how much will they take?
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# SP 2012-10-22 09:58
my son is on FL unemployment. He has to have knee surgery and rehab for 6-12 wks. Can you continue to receive unemployment checks? What are his other options?
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# Billy 2012-11-16 12:19
Claimed my weeks when do I expect my money
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# Katrina 2012-12-28 12:20
Id like to know the same thing, if we claim on Tuesday, when should the payment be?
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# frannie 2012-12-14 12:02
Can I collect since it has been 6 months since I got fired ?
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# LisaMB 2013-01-02 20:20
Am I able to collect partial unemployment benefits if my company has reduced my hours to half of what I started with? My original agreement stated I was a full time employee and would be paid hourly for a 40 hour work week. However, they are financially struggling so hours are very inconsistent, and are hanging on by a thread. I have been employed there since May of 2012.
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# Garry 2013-01-02 21:33
If I apply for unemployment benefits would my former employer be notified? If so, what type of financial burden/cost is it to the employer? Also, how before I can apply for unemployment?
Thanks in avance.
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# JANICE C. 2013-01-03 11:29
I am retired from the Florida Public Defenders Office after 30 years, can I get unemployment benefits
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# Sarah P 2013-01-08 20:25
Hello. Anyone please help, I keep getting the run around from unemployment and my employer. I was living in NC employed full time (been 7 years with the same company) and they snatched my full time from me with out notifying me due to their cut backs. So i had filed for partial unemployment, as I'm only getting 5-10 hours a week compared to 36-40 hr. I moved to FL with family, where i was able to transfer within the same company. At the beginning of this year my NC employer said they had to cut my unemployment, and now FL unemployment is giving me the run around. What do I need to do because i was still eligible for more unemployment.
Thank you for your time.
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# Kyle 2013-01-25 09:40
If my company moves to California from Florida and they offer me a job in California do I have to take it? can I get unemployment if I rufuse to relocate?
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# Kandy 2013-01-31 14:29
My daughter is 8 months pregnant with no insurance, can she file for unemployment if she doesn't have FMLA or any insurance?
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# Barbara 2013-02-01 14:46
When will I receive my 2012 W2? It is Feb 1 and I have heard nothing
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# kathy 2013-02-18 21:25
How can u find out if unemp taxloymwnt will garnish your income are how much u owe to eepayment
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# ben 2013-03-05 17:03
I have not rec'd my florida unemployment comp.tax info. Will I gat this info in the mail, do I even have to pay taxes on this benefit. I rec'd it for only 2 months.
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# Alex 2013-03-18 16:15
I am relocating from a Florida city to another florida city due to terminal illness, however I can still work however occasionally need a relative to assist me with hospital visits. I don't have someone I can trust with my illness at my current place of residence. Am I eligible for unemmployment benefits in the new city?
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# brent 2013-03-26 12:45
in 2009 I worked for the summer for the parks july to sept then in dec of 09. I went to work on one of the bases, temp; I got done the 1st of dec in 2012, I filed; you said I had old claim from 2009 so going to use that 1st. then went into tier 1 in jan; still file every two weeks; I called a couple of weeks ago asking why i'm in tier? I mailed in my w=2s and then they wanted my last pay stub for jun. said I should be getting more then $170 a week. still no cks from feb 1 I went to claim last 2 weeks, it will not let me; I called; lady told me I had nothing in the quarters???thank god in dec my girlfriend wanted me to move in, or I would be out living on the street by now. you can't go in and talk with anybody any more??? anywhere; but call; why??
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# Bruce 2013-04-15 10:49
Can you collect social security and receive unemployment benefits at the same time. I was laid off and I am 62 and eligible for SS.
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# JD 2013-04-17 11:12
I was laid off 8/31/12 and hired by another company to do ticket for the company that laid me off. Sometimes I get no hours/week and sometimes 8 to 20 or more. Basically, if I have no tickets, I get no pay. Can I still file unemployment against company that laid me off?
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# Kathy 2013-04-21 22:16
I am currently 8 months pregnant. When I started my job 6 months I did not know I was Pregnant. When i found out I was pregnant I told my job. The HR director told me that my employment would be terminated as soon as I give Birth. So my question is that... would i be eligible after 6 weeks to receive unemployment since that would ve been my maternity leave time and I have no job to go back to?
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# Charles R 2013-05-30 10:38
This question will help many similarly situated Federal civil service workers in the State...perhaps a new entry on the FAQ. Other states with pending Federal furloughs are seeing unions/government agencies allow furloughed civil servants to take consecutive furlough days, which thereby qualify the worker for unemployment benefits in that state. Pennsylvania is one example highlighted by CNNMoney this week.

With that in mind, what are the requirements, possible benefits and eligibility requirements for a Federal civil service worker who is furloughed for up to 11 days between July 8th and September 22nd? Would the worker still need to perform the job-search actions or at least meet with a jobs counselor? Would the fact that the worker was only temporarily unemployed affect eligibility?

Obviously taking one or two days per week would make the worker ineligible. Would taking five days in a week, or even ten days over two weeks make the employee eligible? Surely this has been asked and the answer is available...if not, this will answer the question for many in my office.

Thank you.
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# grace 2013-05-31 14:37
i was approved for benefits about three weeks ago and claimed my first week on may 28th. i chose to have the debit card when i first applied. how long should it take for me to get my debit card.i figured i would have gotten the debit card already.
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# CB 2013-09-11 14:33
I was getting direct deposit and have got one check from them and then changed over to visa check card. I cliamed on the 5th and today is wed the 11th on friday the 6th the said the sent/deposited the money in my account but I still havent got a check or card to activate to get my benefits should I try and call them cause I cant get minutes until I get some money, and I did try and email them but I did not get a response.
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