Louisiana Unemployment Eligibility

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

1. Be a resident of Louisiana. If you are not a resident of Louisiana, but worked in Louisiana at your last job, you should still have Louisiana unemployment eligibility.
2. Have worked and earned income in Louisiana.
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 Louisiana. 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 Louisiana Unemployment page, click here: Louisiana Unemployment

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# Nancy 2011-01-07 20:56
I quit my job because of family reasons and had to move to Ga. The job that I was going to go to the co. shut down. Am I eligible
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# JAMES 2011-02-04 17:42
I get service connected disability, but can work on meds. If I get laid off, can I get unempoyment?
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# Norma 2011-03-06 22:35
How many days do you have to work on a job to be eligible for unemployment? 30? 90? Is there a steadfast rule on this
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# DEWEY M 2011-03-09 11:50
I AM WORKING AND DRAWING SOCIAL SECURITY RETIREMENT BENIFITS. IF I AM LAID OFF CAN I RECEIVE UNEMPLOYMENT BENIFIT WHILE DRAWING SS RETIREMENT. I AM 64 YEARS OLD
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# keedy 2011-05-23 16:32
I have been on my job for five months, The building where I work is closed for the summer. My hours were cut because were not having much business. Sometimes I only work 5 hours a week. Will I still be able to keep my job and apply for unemployment benefits.
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# Tanya 2011-09-26 00:49
if i am terminated for no disciplinary reason can I get unemployment?
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# Darren 2011-11-23 11:23
I left my job of 9 years in Phoenix to move to New Orleans to take care of my elderly mother. Worked at a job for one month but was told I was not a good fit. Been searching for a job but having no luck. Would I be eligible?
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# Kim 2011-11-29 14:12
Can file for unemployment if you worked part time for a year and was laid off due to close of business?
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# Karen 2011-12-09 23:45
I was laid off and took a job 2 weeks later but it is not a good fit and have only worked less then 30 days, if I quit, can I collect unemployment ?
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# austin 2012-03-04 15:57
I have been working full time. I started school part time and work about 30 hours a wk now. I am going to be a full time student in the Fall, and my boss is letting me go because I can not work full time. Would I be able to draw unemployement a few months until a job that worked with my school schedule came up.
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# Ron 2012-03-23 14:15
If I am on short term disability and my job is eliminated can I claim unemployment?
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# justin 2012-07-25 21:19
i quit my job due to changes or morning arrival time been working at bestbuy since 2008 of october. i was late 20minutes hto how the bus schedule is planned. Now i have to be at work earlier but the bus doesnt run no earlier for my work arrival time which is 7:00am normaly its 9:00am.
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# john 2012-11-18 19:44
is there a time limit on filing 1993 was the last year i worked
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# Moseley 2012-12-10 10:58
I have to quit my job to complete student teaching and will not be earning income for 12 weeks. Am I eligible for unemployment?
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# Tran 2013-01-27 01:05
I just received 3 Monetary Determination. Two of its clarified that I am not eligible for WBM and MBA, but it said that the qualifying amount is 300. I am not sure what does it mean? Do I need to file a appeal to re-qualify my benefit?if yes, how can I do it?thank you.
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# Mary 2013-01-28 07:40
My company is being sold. I have been offered to stay on but what if pay is less than what I'm making now? Can I receive benefits if I don't take the job?
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# CARL 2013-03-11 13:33
I ONLY WORKED FOR A FEW WEEKS IN LOUISIANA IN JANUARY 2012 AND EARNED $2718.44 . I LIVE IN TEXAS BUT TEXAS WANTS ME TO VERIFY I CANNOT DRAW UNEMPLOYMENT FROM LA! I WOULD ASSUME NOT SINCE IT WAS VERY LITTLE TIME AND MONEY EARNED??? HELP SO I CAN REAPPLY IN TEXAS AFTER LA SAYS NO. I CANNOT GET THRU TO LA BY PHONE....
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# Jack 2013-10-09 17:33
How do I get counted as unemployed, even though I quit my job? During a purge, my manager made it impossible for me to do my job, over a 4 month period, until I surrendered. The 35 to 45 year olds who were purged were able to get new jobs immediately, but at 61 my chances have been zero. Too many new college grads, cheaper. I still want to be counted on all these figures given in the news on unemployment!
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