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# Shannon 2011-02-08 10:03
Can I collect unemployment if the office I work in is relocating and the distance is significantly farther away from my home?
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# Tony 2011-02-25 07:56
If a government shutdown occurs March 4th, are furloughed federal workers eligible for unemployment?
If they are payed after returning to work they would certainly have to return any funds received, but furloughed workers need congressional action to be payed for furloughed time (not guaranteed).
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# James C 2011-03-01 12:06
Wondering about my status? I filed several weeks ago, have completed 2 wks of cert and I still do not see where my work status has been updated nor have I been paid. Please advise do I need to file again?
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# Thiashia 2011-05-05 15:56
what are the direct deposit days for unemployment benefits?
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# Mechelle 2011-05-09 17:02
I had neck surgery and was off work for 2 months. When I returned to work and informed them I could work but with restriction I was told they could not let me work. Instead I was discharged due to leave time exhausted. I filed for unemployement and received almost 2 months and it stopped. I have been denied because they say I did not offer myself back to work and I was under medical care and was not able to work. I have appealed and I can't get anyone to understand I can work but only office work not lifting heavy equipment like before. I feel like a mistake was made when filling out paper in the beginning but I don't know what to do? HELP
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# Ashley L 2011-07-19 17:19
MY work place all of a sudden wanted to make us start wearing certain shirts. I don't have the extra money to go buy them. If I get fired because I won't go buy them and I think they should furnish them ( they furnished our aprons). Would I be eligible to draw unemployment? We have worn t-shirts for 3+ years and all of a sudden this comes up.
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# sheila 2011-11-29 15:11
If I was permantly let go because the company sold out and have been getting unemployment benefits for a month now. I am wanting to start a partnership with a previous co-worker but, we cannot afford to loose the small benefits we receive and are aware starting out we will not be making any money. At what point do I report and loose benefits? I have tried asking several people and no one can give me a answer.Thank you for your assistance.
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# LaShondria 2011-12-10 14:44
I recieved a chase card 2 weeks after applying for TN unemployeement. My claim hasn't been approved yet. Did i recieve this card by mistake. Or what could this possibly mean?
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# Chris 2012-04-23 03:03
I work full time and am a full time student. Will my being a student affect me being eligible for unemployment?
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# Jeanette 2012-06-13 13:19
I have been waiting 4 weeks for a determination on my unemployment claim...no response yet from my prior employer. Is there a certain length of time that they have to respond to my claim? I also never received a separation notice from the prior employer. I received a phone call just telling me that my services were no longer needed. Since my prior employer was a temp agency, they stated that they would let me know when another position became available. I have tried in the last month to find another job...no success.
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# Melissa 2012-06-18 19:28
I forgot to certify on Sunday my normal cert. Day is there another day I could call
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# gregory 2012-07-05 10:41
i have certified for 4 weeks now still no answer i have been looking hard for job online and going to sites ihave a 2year old son with me
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# Jess 2012-07-25 15:50
Can I collect unemployment from a job if I put in my two weeks notice to accept another job part time so that I could return to school?And care for my child?
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# Lea 2012-09-18 09:04
I am starting a job on Oct. 1st. Do I still need to do the job searches for the remaining two weeks before this?
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# Tracie 2012-09-20 07:59
What do I do? Its been seven weeks since my last paycheck!!! My previous employer has already submitted reguested info several weeks back. Why is my claim still waiting on a decision. What needed to be approved? I was laid off with no intent of returning to that employer since they shut the doors. Everyone else has been receiving their benefits for several weeks now. I am the only employee not yet approved. How can I find out what's going on. What more can I do to expedite my claim? Seven weeks now without pay. I have done the weekly certification as required. I have submitted so many applications and resumes, that I'm almost sure I'm now duplicating some. Since its been so long does this mean, my claim is not gong to be approve? If it is approved I'm under the impression pay would be with back pay. What does that mean? From the original release date or file date? Any answers would be wonderful. I'm at my wits end. Please give me some answers. Someone please tell me what's going on.
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# Adam 2013-01-02 20:52
If you were laid off due to "Lack of Work" it should have already went through. Yes, you should get paid for every week you have certified for! This happened to me once. They did away with the extensions then later opened them back up, I certified even though it wasn't approved for extensions yet, I got paid several weeks I had certified and not paid for yet. Anyhow, just keep certifying for now. I don't have an answer to the holdup unless it is under review for appeal or something. Good luck!
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# Adam 2013-01-02 20:28
Quick question about "Discharge". I accepted a temporary job at Wal-Mart from November 1st, through December 24th, 2012. It was told to me & 5 others going through the same orientation and hired the same day that this was only temporary and would end sometime after the holidays. No absolute day was discussed, but we were told that some of us MAY get hired on and some of us would not no matter how well we performed, just because they would have to let a few go. I called after I no longer was on the schedule and HR said everyone who was a temporary employee would have to wait 30 days and fill out another application to get a full time job if one came up, they said they would hire when needed from us temp worker poll first since we already went through orientation etc. Anyhow, I got my seperation notice and it said "Discharge" instead of "Lack of work". Under the reasons it simply stated "Temporary seasonal job ended". Why would they list discharge if they ran out of temp work for us? Will I still be able to file UI since it was no fault of mine? They encouraged me & others to fill out the app in 30days for consideration for full time. Also, this was temp directly through Wal-Mart, not a temp agency! Thank you.
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# SMP 2013-02-01 02:30
Are you trying to get unemployment for THIS job? You didn't work there long enough. Unemployment merit is based on certain aspects of length of time, base period payments, and quarters. You would need to be employeed at LEAST full time for 90 days but it may actually be more like 180 days to get anything from unemployment.
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# steven 2013-01-18 00:42
Hello I'm writing ta ask if I still can reopen my claim from end of 2012.. i started a claim in july and had trouble getting approved n so when i did they back paid me from me claiming whole time i did..i found a job n stop claim but got let go from it less than a month. I believe I still have money from claim I can get. I called ta do weekly cert n it said I can't use the system.. I'm hurting for money scrappin metal ta get by so now would I find out wat I have left n if I can receive it n how long.. thankx...
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# SMP 2013-02-01 02:26
You need to call the local office. You need to start calling the MIN they open. You will be on hold for quite sometime IF you get through, but do NOT hang up! You have to speak to someone in order for them to reopen your account so that you can reapply. You will need to give a quick explination to see if you CAN indeed reopen your case. It took me 9 days to get through and when I did, I was on hold for 82 minutes and my conversation took 4 minutes, but it was worth all the effort and hold-time to get 3 back-pay checks in 4 days and then my account reopened to certify to get 2 more checks!!
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# Kathy 2013-02-01 11:38
I'm a flight attendant based in Memphis.just go word that they are shutting our hub down. Not laying off anybody but giving us an ultimatum to transfer to another state/ hub if we want to keep our jobs. Financially it's not going to happen for me. What are my chances of collecting un employment benefits ? Also when I applied for this job, my application asked me if I was willing to relocate and I said no. They still hired me knowing that
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# mike 2013-05-13 13:37
have to take medicine that wont allow me be to do that job. While searching for new employment need unemployment to keep from being homeless
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# Mike 2013-06-22 11:57
How long does it take to receive my money that I am eligible for. I called in three or four days ago & they said it's processing. I thought it would be quicker, since it's direct deposit.
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# Ryan J 2013-07-16 18:23
Have been out of work since May 31. Filed for UI benefits (correctly) immediately and have certified 6 continuous weeks. I keep getting message-Claim is pending. How long does the Unemployment Office have to make a decision?
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# phillip 2013-07-22 10:44
how do i correct a miustake made on my weekly certification.i cannot get in contact over the telephone.
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# Thomas 2013-07-22 14:19
Completed TN 26 weeks U Benefits and went to Fed EUC08 benefits. Last weeks online claim came up "As of 7/6/13 TN UE system notes "Your benefit year has ended". 26 weeks of EUC08 Call ## In calling cannot get to a person. Is this all that will be provide in TN. compensation 52 weeks combined? Thought the next Tier levels would carry further, Please advise if so. If so how long and how or where to get started.
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# DOROTHY 2013-07-29 16:37
this is 8 weeks I have file for unemployment will I receive a letter of approved or denied now need answer please. thank you.
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# Aquanda 2013-09-03 11:00
What are the laws around filing for unemployment insurance if you are laid off from a church? Do they still have to provide you with a separation notice?
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