Idaho Unemployment Eligibility

In order to establish unemployment eligibility in Idaho you have to:

1. Be a resident of Idaho. If you are not a resident of Idaho, but worked in Idaho at your last job, you should still have Idaho unemployment eligibility.
2. Have worked and earned income in Idaho.
3. You must not be disabled.
4. You must be able to work.
5. You must be actively looking for a new job.
6. You must have lost your job through no fault of your own. If you quit your job or were fired for 'just cause' you may not be eligible to collect unemployment in Idaho. Every case is different, so if you lost your job -- be sure to apply to unemployment in case you are indeed eligible to receive unemployment benefits.

There are special rules that apply to unemployment elibility for military personnel and union workers, so check with your mility or union representative for these rules.

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To go the main Idaho Unemployment page, click here: Idaho Unemployment

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# elsa 2011-03-15 20:49
i have being working in the same area for more than 2 years in idaho. I just came back from maternity leave and my boss said i will be transfered to another area. If I dont agree with that and I get fired for that, am I elegibility for unemployment benefits?
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# stephan 2011-04-22 15:14
I'm currently working full time in a retail setting, I'm going to start going to school next month and i notified my employer that my hours of availability are going to be changing and they told me that they can only offer me a part time position, I was told that I can collect partial unemployment and i was wondering if this was true. and if so about how much it would be I average about $600.00 a check.
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# Sharon 2012-03-23 15:12
I have been working in Idaho for many years, never without a job. I had a great job in Banking and accepted this current job in Accounting for another company (actually he is the sole owner and the only employee). I had replaced his bookkeeper of 3 years that moved away. I have been working with him for about 3 months when he hired the daughter of the woman I replaced just for tax season, so I thought. I just recently found out that he has asked her to stay on and will be letting me go. I love this job and know that I have performed perfectly to all expectations. I'm lost, I've never been without a job and frankly I am so very upset... To even survive and support my family until I can find another job, I need to make sure that I am able to collect unemployment benefits? Please let me know what I need to do when this happens? I've never collected unemployment, ever! I have no idea what to do! Thank you
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# Pam 2012-04-09 11:41
I have worked for one of the hospitals in Boise for the last 5 yrs. My husband accepted a new job in Lewiston, ID. I had to quit my job 2 weeks ago to move up to Lewiston with him. Do I qualify for unemployment until I find a job in Lewiston?
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# Ron 2012-07-04 15:49
I have given notice at a farming job, because of working conditions are causing mental instability. Do I have a viable request for unemployment?
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# Ashley 2012-11-08 12:53
I am currently working part-time for a company that I have been with for about 3 months. I am currently 4 1/2 months pregnant and will be taking off sometime from work for maternity leave in April once I give birth. Would I qualify for unemployment during my maternity leave?
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# Rose 2013-01-01 13:54
I opened a store in Idaho in 2011. I had 2 employee's and paid for them all that was needed for the state. I did not take a salary.
Through no fault of the store, I had to close it.
Am I eligible for unemployment until I find another job?
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