Mississippi Unemployment If You Get Fired

Generally, in Mississippi you have to have lost your job through no fault of your own in order to collect unemployment.

In most cases, this means that if you get fired, you cannot collect unemployment benefits.

If you get fired from your job, you should go ahead and apply for unemployment benefits, because there are some cases where you can be fired from your job and still get benefits.

If you feel like you were fired unfairly, or there were extenuating circumstances, be sure to tell you unemployment counselor about them. If your unemployment application is denied because you were fired, you also have the right to appeal the decision.

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

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# steve864 2012-11-11 12:50
ive just been fired because of a desagreement over money 400 dollars heres the thing everytime he fires someone he denies them unemployment and lies and says them quit so after 7 years of workin for him i know the same is coming so what should i do to prepair for this
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# jodi 2013-01-31 15:38
I feel like i'm being pushed to quit my job but i can not afford to i think they'll give up and fire me eventually its constant harrasment and verbal abuse what reasons for being fired will i still be able to get unemployment while i look for another job?
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# Janett100 2013-05-07 14:53
I was fired because I was on a 90 days probation period and during this time my daughter had to have a major surgery. Because of complications from this surgery my daughter stopped breathing and had to be placed in ICU for a few days, I was to return to work the next day after she went in ICU but called out because my child needed me. My employer called me and asked me when I was planning on returning and I told them that I needed a few more days, they stated that they could not give me anymore time off. I called out three days because of this incident. I had never been late or called out prior to this incident. The employer told me that if I would send them a letter of resignation. They would have not problem hiring me back at a later time. I told them that I was still at the hospital with my daughter. They said all I had to do was get a piece of paper and write it on there and fax it to them from the hospital. I refused to do this because I was not going to quit my job.
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