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To establish a monetarily eligible unemployment compensation claim, a person must have worked and earned wages during the first four quarters of the previous five completed quarters prior to filing a claim.  This period of time is called the base period.  The base period changes every three months at the beginning of each new quarter starting in January, April, July and October.

To qualify monetarily, a person must:

  • Have been paid wages in two or more calendar quarters in the base period;
  • Have total base period wages of at least 1-1/2 times the wages in the quarter having the highest earnings;
  • Have at least $3,400 total wages in the base period.
  • This calculation is automatically done at the time you file your claim.
 

Find Out If You Are Eligible For Unemployment   Click this link to find out: Am I Eligible To Collect Unemployment Benefits?

Have Your Benefits Run Out?   Click this link to find out how to get an unemployment extension: Unemployment Extension

Have A Specific Question?   Get answers to all your FL Unemployment questions here:  Florida Unemployment FAQ

Eligibility Requirements

For claims filed during April, May and June, 2008, the base period is January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2007.  To calculate the weekly benefit amount, use the quarter in the base period with the highest earnings and divide the earnings by 26.  This number is your weekly benefit amount.  The minimum weekly benefit amount is $32 and the maximum weekly benefit amount is $275.  To calculate your maximum available credits, you divide your total base period wages as shown on your Wage Transcript and Determination by four (4).  This number is the amount you have available to receive providing you meet all other eligibility requirements.  The total amount of available credits can range from a minimum of $850 to a maximum of $7150.

After the monetary determination is issued, then the reason for separation from the last employer must be reviewed with the claimant and employer to determine eligibility for benefits.  If you have not earned seventeen times your weekly benefit amount with your last employer, the reason for separation from your next to the last employer may also affect your eligibility for benefits.  An individual can receive benefits if separated from the job through no fault of their own.

An individual may be eligible for benefits if the discharge was for reasons other than misconduct.  Misconduct is defined as intentional or controllable acts or failures to take action, which show a deliberate disregard of the employer's interest.  Inefficiency, unsatisfactory job performance, inadvertencies or ordinary negligence in isolated instances or good faith errors in judgment or discretion are not deemed to be misconduct within the meaning of the law.

If an individual voluntarily quits, a disqualification must be issued unless you can prove good cause for leaving.  The law provides that good cause may only consist of a cause attributable to the employing unit, illness or disability of the claimant, recall by the claimant permanent employing unit within six calendar months of a temporary termination or the military transfer of a spouse.

The claimant must also be able to work, available for work and actively seeking employment to be eligible for benefits.  Agency regulations provide that to be considered available for work a claimant must actively seek work in a manner customary to the occupation in which work is being sought.  The claimant must be without undue restrictions that lessen the chance of becoming re-employed at the earliest possible time. All claimants are required to keep a record of their work search contacts while receiving unemployment compensation benefits.  This information must be recorded on the Work Search form (Form AWI-UC 20A) which is available on line http://www.floridajobs.org/Unemployment/uc_claims_app_forms.html and is also provided in the Florida Unemployment Compensation Program Booklet which is sent to all claimants.  Individuals claim weeks of unemployment on a bi-weekly schedule and answer questions concerning their availability for work.  At any time during the claims series, the claimant may be requested to submit their list of job contacts. 

Periodically during the claim series, an eligibility review notice, AWI Form UCB-231 is sent to the claimants concerning continued eligibility.  You must complete the form and return it to the claims taking hub address indicated on the form.  When you submit the completed form, you must also include your Form AWI-UC 20A which lists your job contacts.  This form will be reviewed by agency personnel and if additional information is needed you will be contacted.

The best way to file a claim is by telephone or by internet.

http://www.floridajobs.org/unemployment/Frequently%20Asked%20Questions.doc

How do I file for unemployment benefits?

It will take about 30 minutes to 1 hour to complete the claim for unemployment compensation online.

File Online Here:

https://www2.myflorida.com/fluid/PreDoc.asp?ClmLang=e\u0026ResZip=33805\u0026CtrID=02

Before filing your claim you will need to have the following information available:

  • Your correct Social Security Number.
  • The names, addresses, and phone numbers of all your employers since 10/1/2007. (Site or Location address and Payroll address from W2 or pay stub, if available.)
  • The dates you worked and gross earnings from each employer. If you were employed for more than one year with an employer, the approximate gross earnings with that employer for a recent one year period.
  • Earnings for this week since 12:01AM Sunday, if you worked this week.
  • Driver's License or State Identification Card Number, voter registration number or other type of ID that could verify your identity.
  • The name and local number of your labor union hall, if applicable.
  • If not a U.S. citizen, your Alien Registration Number and work permit expiration date.
  • If you were on active military duty within the last 2 years, certain information from your member 4, DD-214. You can file, even if you do not currently have your member 4, DD-214. NOTE: No benefits are payable until after your official military discharge date as shown in item 12b on your DD-214.
  • If you were a federal employee within the last 2 years, your SF-50 form or SF-8 form and check stubs or W-2 proof of earnings.
  • If you would like for your benefits to be deposited directly to your bank account, you will need to have one of your checks or deposit slips available.

The Florida Law provides that making a false statement, knowing it to be false, in order to obtain or increase unemployment benefits, is a Third Degree Felony and is punishable by a fine up to $5,000 and/or up to five years in jail. Each week of benefits claimed is a separate offense for prosecution. All cases determined to be fraudulent can be referred to the State Attorney's office for prosecution.

If you give false information or a false Social Security Number when filing your claim, you could be arrested for fraud.

If you experience any difficulties with this system, send an email or call 1-800-204-2418 from 8-5 Eastern Time M-F.

https://www2.myflorida.com/fluid/PreDoc.asp?ClmLang=e\u0026ResZip=33805\u0026CtrID=02

Unemployment Office Contact Information

Phone Number

Toll Free:  1-800-204-2418.

Website

http://www.floridajobs.org/unemployment/

Still Have Questions? 

Check out the Florida Unemployment FAQ

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Comments  

 
# Brian F. 2010-08-18 19:44
To whom it may concern;
June 1st I stopped working completely because on a personal injury that left me out of work. I applied for family medical leave immediately.
My company has filled my position,so I willnot be able to go back to my job; even though I am able body now.

In December 2009 I transfered from Tennessee with the same employer and moved here to Tampa.

My question is; Do I apply for Unemployment benefits in Florida or Tennessee?
Thank You.
Brian F.
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# Site Admin 2010-08-18 22:00
You need to file in Florida. You should make your application in person due to the complexity of your situation.

From the information you gave me, your 'base period' to determine your monetary eligibility is April 2009 to the end of March 2010. Income earned in this time period will determine your compensation amount. The difficulty in your situation is that you have income in two different states in this time period.

Since you have considerable work history, and income earned, in both Tennessee and Florida - you need to make sure that your income from both states is factored into your unemployment application.

You should file in Florida. Be sure to tell your unemployment counselor all about your situation. Give them a detailed work history with accurate dates and locations of when and where you worked.

You should be able to 'cross file' or file a 'combined wage claim' for unemployment based on your income earned in both Florida and Tennessee. The way a 'combined wage claim' works is that when you file your application in Florida - the unemployment office there will contact the state of Tennessee to get information about income you earned there. Once they know and can confirm your complete earnings income from both states - they will determine an unemployment amount based on this combined income.

Very Important - Do not file for unemployment in two different states at once. This will be considered fraud. Let the unemployment office in the state where you currently live (Florida) handle the filing of your 'combined wage claim'.

Please report back and post another comment here to let us know what you find out. I'm sure it will help someone else that's in the same situation.

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# kelly h. 2010-08-19 09:00
Hello,

I have been working at a hotel for the past 15 months. They will be closing down to complete renovations. I will be laid off for 2 months or more. I will have my job back once the hotel re-opens.
Am I eligible for benefits?

Thank you,

Kelly
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# Site Admin 2010-08-19 11:16
Florida's unemployment site states that:

"An individual can receive benefits if separated from the job through no fault of their own."

Source: http://www.floridajobs.org/unemployment/uc_faqs_ans.htm#2

So - you should be able to collect unemployment benefits.

You should make sure that you get some kind of notice from your employer stating that you've been laid-off.

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# James 2010-08-21 17:28
I am in florida and currently going through chemo for cancer. I am a salaried manager at a restaurant and my employer wants to put me on unpaid leave of absense as they say me missing work because of chemo is ahardship on them. I asked and cannot get unemployment for a loa, is there anything else I can do? my chemo is due t be over at the end of december and they are wanting to put me on loa quick and I cannot survive with no money coming in, help please if you can.
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# Site Admin 2010-08-24 05:57
James,

I'm not sure that your employer is able to force you to go on an unpaid leave of absence like that.

I think their choices are to either fire you, or to lay you off. Leave of absence is a voluntary action, on the part of the employee. There are very rare occasions where you can collect unemployment when you get fired. Let me be clear that I am not advocating that you try to get fired.

I'm not sure what else you are able to do, in order to replace your income while on chemotherapy, but I have some other resources for you to check out:

1. Legal Resources. Go to the Florida Legal Aid Society website: www.floridalawhelp.org/FL/StateSubTopics.cfm/County/%20/City/%20/demoMode/%3D%201/Language/1/State/FL/TextOnly/N/ZipCode/%20/LoggedIn/0/iTopicID/605/sTopicImage/g-work.gif/bAllState/0

2. Cancer Support Groups. Call or go to a cancer support group. There are lots of folks there who are going through the same thing as you, or have been through it - and will know more than me: www.wellness-swfl.org/programs/programs.cfm

3. ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act - This is a federal law that governs how employers can treat employees that have illnesses or disabilities. www.ada.gov/cguide.htm#anchor62335

I'm sorry I can't be of more help. I think your best bet will be to talk to a local cancer support group to find out what other options are available to you.

Good luck. I'll be praying for you.

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# jon 2010-08-23 22:59
I have filed and have a waiting term to see if i am accepted come from a company closure.what i would like to know is am i supposed to be seeing and logging possible employers during this time or i will be penalized for waiting to see if i will be accepted for benefits? also want to know how many employers i have to log seeing on my claim form so i don't lose benefits while trying to get a job.I don't want to be disqualified for not being aggresive enough Thanks
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# Site Admin 2010-08-24 06:20
If you are referring to your 'waiting week' or 'waiting period' in which you have been accepted for benefits but not yet paid - then yes - you have to be actively looking for a new job, and logging those job contacts.

If you are actually waiting for a determination to be made about whether you are eligible - you still have to be actively searching for a job and logging those contacts. Also, you have to 'Claim Your Weeks' as you were instructed to do when you applied.

You are supposed to make 2 job search contacts each week, unless instructed otherwise when you applied.

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# Megan 2010-08-24 14:26
One of our employees recently quit voluntairly. We've been informed that she plans to live on savings for six weeks, and then file for unemployment because her disqualificatio n term will have ended.

If she receives unemployment benefits after the six weeks, will it be counted against my company and affect our Unemployment tax rate?
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# Robert 2010-08-25 10:06
I have been laid off and receiving unemployment comp since May 2010 , I just was started a job , worked on day and had a heart attack and am in the hospital, the job is 2 1/2 hours away and out doors, very physical, not sure what to do, I have to take it easy for 3 weeks, can I quit and not have them file paperwork so I can still receive my unemployment and find something more suitable when I am feeling better?
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# ziyad i. 2010-08-30 05:17
The company I worked for was sold 5-6 months ago.They had their own employees and my services were no longer needed.My issue(problem) was I didn't file for unmlpnt bcuz took well deserved time off,and counting on starting my own small business.unfortunately double dip rumors surfaced,and money is running out quickly,enough to get me to this point.Am I to late to apply after period of time?
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# ziyad i. 2010-08-30 05:19
Forgot to mention my state is Florida
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# gibson 2010-09-02 23:19
she will be unable to recieve unemployment as her unemployment is caused by her own actions and thus have no negative affect on your company
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# Belynda J. 2010-09-03 00:42
I applied for unemployment last month. Within two weeks from filing a representative from the unemployment office called me to verify my employer and to informed me that I was ineligiable for unemployment benefits because my employer never reported my wages to the state. I was paid seven months of wages and the company took out all applicable taxes. The fact that the company failed to properly report my wages has greatly hurt me financially. I know the unemployment office has sent a letter to my employer to verify my wages but I don't expect them to respond to the letter. The company has done many other questionable things, not related to wages, and is currently under investigation by the state of Florida. Who can I report the company's actions to and what can I do to get my unemployment benefits?
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# migdalia 2010-09-04 17:10
Can a person receive unemployment compensation if they were hired as a full time employee ,as a truck driver ,and due to the slow down in business the work hours were not available? They were told in order to make up their hours they could work in a warehouse, there is no air conditioning and this person has a hearth condition which makes it impossible to work in these conditions. Isn't the company responsible for providing the work hours they hired the employee for?
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# migdalia 2010-09-04 17:13
Can a person receive unemployment and still work for the employer part time? Do unemployment benefits get paid by the employer?
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# Yusset 2010-09-07 23:31
I was laid off from my job on July 9th and my work permit expired on July 11th, I applied for unemployment benefits here in Florida and was told that I was not eligible because my work permit was expired. I applied for my work permit on July 30th and am awaiting the appt. for the biometrics. My questions is...if I had a work permit while I was working is it legal for them to withhold benefits because I have not received my new permit? Also, will I get paid retroactive if and when I receive the new permit? I have been claiming my weeks continuously just in case I am eligible for the back pay.
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# Gaile 2010-09-14 11:36
If someone lived in Georgia and was receiving unemployment benefits, but then moved to Florida and is still collecting the Georgia benefits, is that considered fraud? If so, how can I report them??
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# Luly 2010-09-14 16:22
i worked for a school for approx. 16yrs. i was supposed to start working now in the fall. during the summer i got a part time job i worked from june to aug. i quit my part time job because i was not making ends meet. i was spending over 40.00 weekly for gas, about $5 in tolls, I had to pay a daily parking space fee $5 or sometimes $10, i had to pay a babysitter for my son, the babysitter was not able to babysit anymore due to late hours. i tried to get more hours at my part time but they there was none available. then i find out the school i had worked for closed so i was left w/o a job. i applied for unemployment but they told me they will make a decision.how does my case look?
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# Luly 2010-09-14 16:40
i worked for a school for 16yrs.i got a part time job during the summer june-aug. I quit my part time because i was not making ends meet. I was spending $40/week in gas, $3 a day in tolls, i had to pay my own parking $5 sometimes$10 per day, plus pay a babysitter for my son due to late hrs. Two weeks before school started i got a call that the school was closing, i was left jobless. I applied for unemployment around june 25th and still they told me that they will make a decision soon. Pls how does my case look?
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# shannon 2010-09-16 09:59
If someone is receiving benefits from Fl what are the guide lines for going out of state to help a family member and how long can they be gone?
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# Catherine F. 2010-09-28 08:14
I have moved from Pa. to Fl Sept. 19th and have been unable to contact unemployment regarding my benefitsand how I can claim my eb that I am entitled to. The phone number is always busy, please contact me with the information I need to continue my claim in Fl.
Thank you
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# Herb P 2010-09-28 09:47
I live in Port Charlotte Florida am currently working part time & collecting unemployment benefits from Florida as well. I wish to relocate to Tampa Fl. as there seems to be more jobs available. If I quit my part time job in Port Charlotte & move to Tampa will I still be eligible to collect?
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# transplant2fla 2012-01-27 13:51
it is illegal to collect unemployment and work at the same time. That is fraud
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# jlovesm 2012-01-31 10:53
There is a time that you can collect unemployment and work part time and it not be fraud. As far as the terms of this I am not sure because I am trying to find out myself because a lot of jobs I see are offering part time and potential to grow to full time which deters a lot of people that are on unemployment due to income vs. bills going out.
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# Jennifer 2010-09-29 07:23
if a person is collecting unemployment in Florida,then move to CT can they still claim weeks in Florida? This situation has been going on for about 1 year. This person is employed in CT.
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# Melissa 2013-02-15 15:57
No you have to be actively seeking employment in Fl to claim benefits
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# MelissaG 2013-03-27 06:21
This is not true, You have to be activally seeking work but it does not have to be with in the state you are filing unemployment if you have moved to another state as long as you update the employment assistance office of the new address.
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# sam 2010-10-10 07:04
How is unemployment calculated for military members who have just left active duty and can not find unemployment.Do you count the base pay only or our entire benifit? example my base pay was $3100.00,however, I receive an additional $2500 for housing dependents etc...
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# Melissa 2013-02-15 15:58
What state? If Florida the highest they will pay will be 275 a week. My husband seperated from the military and is getting 275.00 per week
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# Nelly 2010-10-10 09:42
I voluntarily quit my job in Florida due to my husband medical condition that required him to relocate to his born state close to his family because this will help heal his depression problems. I'm I elegible for unemployment?
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# Tiffany 2011-03-19 12:46
Nelly,
I recently had to leave my job due to some family issues as well. My step-mom passed away, and I was caring for my little sister full-time and going to school. I tried to get a part-time schedule, but the company would not work with me. I did not expect to recieve UE since I voluntarily left the job, however I was approved, but it did take a little longer than normal because they had to investigate more "in-depth". I would imagine that the situation with your husband would probably be an acceptable reason to leave your job and be able to collect unemployment.
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# transplant2fla 2012-01-27 13:55
you were probably approved for benefits because they wouldnt work with you due to your problems with child care and school.
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# Tiffany 2012-05-02 12:30
No. You are not eligible. You quit for a personal reason.
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# been there 2013-01-08 18:05
tiffany - BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MEDICAL AND PERSONAL REASONING. THERE ARE LAWS PROTECTING EMPLOYEES REGARDING MEDICAL SITUATIONS WITH IMMEDIATE FAMILY! ( ie. mother, father, sister, brother, husband, wife and children)
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# been there 2013-01-08 18:19
Quoting Tiffany:
No. You are not eligible. You quit for a personal reason.


TIFFANY - BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PERSONAL AND MEDICAL. THERE ARE LAWS PROTECTING SPOUSES AND IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS. A WIFE IS OBLIGATED TO DO WHAT EVER IS NESSESARY TO PROTECT HER HUSBANDS HEALTH. A SIMPLE LETTER FROM A DOCTOR REGARDING MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES RECOMMENDING WHAT IS BEST FOR THE PATIENT SHOULD BE SUFFICENT.
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# Dave 2010-10-11 14:10
I am approved for and collecting Florida unemployment benefits and want to move home to Pennsylvania. Can I do that and still collect my Florida Benefits? If so what must I do. I am trying to find it in law but have not been successful so far.
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# jlovesm 2012-01-31 10:50
I was unemployed in Florida Jan 2011 and moved to Pennsylvainia end of Dec 2011 and called and spoke to a customer service rep and they said as long as I continue to do my work searches and claim my weeks and update my address and phone number in the system when I claimed the next time following my move that all would be fine...and has been.
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# Conecerned 2010-10-25 09:40
Hi,
I gross $1025.00 weekly and I've been employed for 8 years uninterrupted with this company.
I pretty much have been forced to quit, how do I go about filing the claim and how much will I collect?
Thank you.
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# transplant2fla 2012-01-27 13:57
http://www.floridajobs.org/job-seekers-community-services/unemployment-compensation-benefits-center/file-a-claim


$275 a week
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# debfl 2010-11-23 07:10
does anyone know the payment schedule for unemployment benefits in florida? if you file on Tuesday, when will your get your money??
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# James 2011-06-05 06:35
If you file on tues the check will come on fri. If you set up direct deposit to your bank it sometimes comes in wed afternoon but usually on thurs. If you get a fl unemploy visa cash card. You get it in one day on the card.

Hope this helps
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# cindy 2011-09-18 09:47
james? how long does it take to get the visa card in the mail? thanks
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# transplant2fla 2012-01-27 13:58
they usually pay me on thursday after i file on tuesdays. and if your job paid you every two weeks, thats how unemployment will pay you also
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# jlovesm 2012-01-31 10:38
Not true...my husband was on florida unemployment in 2010 and his jobs prior to unemployment paid him weekly yet on unemployment he was paid biweekly.
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# Tammy 2010-11-30 00:48
You are supposed to make 2 job search contacts each week, unless instructed otherwise when you applied.

Site Admin "

** I have spent at least a couple of hours researching this on the Florida Unemployment site and other sites. Can you please provide a link that says 2 contacts each week? I have many more than 2 per week, but where exactly is that published ..... anywhere ?????? Thank you !!!!!
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# jlovesm 2012-01-31 10:41
you have to make 5 per week. states it when you enter your work search before you claim your weeks and is also one of the questions you are asked when claiming your weeks.
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# Barry 2010-12-10 15:50
I get paid annually at the end of the year. I have been notified that my salary check in December will be my last one and will no longer be employed at that time. I have been paying unemployment insurance for over ten years. Will I be able to collect unemployment payments? Obviously, my base period will not be 1-1/2 time the wages in the quarter having the highest earnings, since I only get paid once a year.
Please advise. Thanks
Barry
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# Sandra 2010-12-22 13:43
Good afternoon! I have been searching the unemployment site regarding my situation but have not found a clear answer. I currently have a full time job, but am enrolled in FULL time school at night. We will be starting internships in June 2011 (clinicals). This is a required thing, usually much like a normal job from 8:30 to 5pm, Monday through Friday except we do not get paid. I had heard a rumor that if I am currently enrolled in Full time school doing my clinicals and are unable to hold a job that I would be eligible for unemployment for those months. Is this true? If so, how would I go about doing this in June to start the unemployment process? Thank you in advance for any help you can provide!
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# Shawna 2011-01-16 16:43
I have moved since I was on unemployment last year, how do I change my address to ensure I receive my w2?
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# jlovesm 2012-01-31 10:42
when you claim your weeks it asks if your address is the same and phone number is the same...this is where you would make your changes.
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# gulfrat 2011-02-11 17:11
I have RA and was unable to continue doing my job. I am collecting unemployment and have been given an opportunity to go to school for retraining in a much less physical position for free. Can I continue to collect?
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# James 2011-06-05 06:38
No to the best of my knowledge from previously collecting. If you are going to school, you are not available to get a full time job so that disqualifies you.
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# Rosa 2011-02-17 09:17
hi i have been calling the FL unemployment office to claim my week but they can not hear me each time they answer the call.i have been calling since yesterday.not sure if they are aware that they are having phone issues...just wanted to aware them.
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# Richard 2011-02-21 07:07
I am eligible for social security. Can I file and collect thst while also collecting unemployment?
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# samy 2011-03-18 11:09
i was discharge from my job after 4 1/2 yrs being in the company due to i did not going in for 2 days in which i called in everyday i was out due to personal reasons , they said since i didnt have any paper work to excuse me for not going in they had to let me go. would i be able to collect unemployment?
i live in florida
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# Tiffany 2011-03-19 12:41
So about a month ago I was working for a company and I had to quit because of some extensive family issues that I was dealing with. I filed for unemployment right after I quit the job. About two weeks later the family issues were resolved (unexpectedly), so I immediately started applying for jobs. 4 days ago I was offered a job. I was really apprehensive about taking it because the pay was only minimum wage and it was over 120 miles worth of drive time each day, 4 days a week. I knew that I wouldn't be making much of a profit, but I had not heard from unemployment, so I took the job. The next day I went to orientation (4 hours) and the following day I worked a 5 hour shift. Yesterday, I received notification from unemployment that my claim had been approved and my check had been mailed out. I will be making almost $150 more with unemployment than I will be making at this new job (after factoring in gas), so I was thinking about giving up the new job and drawing unemployment until I find something locally. However, I am worried that if I quit this new job I will lose my unemployment because I refused work. I am not even sure if I need to report it to unemployment since I only worked 9 hours. Any advice would be greatly appreciated because I am very confused on what to do right now.
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# Joy 2011-03-30 17:03
I am currently collecting unemployment in Florida. I had my first interview today to review the jobs I have looked for dates and contact information. I mentioned that I was a student (part-time) and was not available tues or thurs. He then informed me that I would be under review about the fact that I am attending classes on those days. I am available the rest of the time, can they deny me benefits for going to school part time?
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# taurus 2011-04-01 17:39
am i eligible for unemployment after my first day on a job or do i have will i become elegible after i have worked during a certain duration of a calendar year
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# michael 2011-04-13 12:11
I have been told they are cutting my wages by 50 percent. If I quit can I collect unemployment in Florida
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# David 2011-09-15 13:09
I can assure you that unemployment is not the awnser for you. You're not gonna to better with unemploy. based on what they max out on.
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# jlovesm 2012-01-31 10:45
I quit my job due to a cut in pay due to going from full time to part time...I fought my case twice because of my employer and won it. It stated something about a 20% cut...so I believe you could just make sure you can prove your case against your employer if they decide to fight it like mine did.
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# joseph 2011-04-13 12:13
my partner is ill and my company does have family leave for parents spouse and children. They are a large company but do not have it for partners(we have been together) 18 years.
Can I quit in Florida and collect unemployment
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# carlos 2011-04-25 07:39
hi there,
m wondering if ill be able to collect unemployment?
i was fired for been late to work because i had to go get my baby brother from school now they want me to sign these papers saying that i was fired for insubordination should i sign these papers or not?
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# Sandy 2011-05-02 14:51
Work searches are being checked and confirmed since late March. I had to call in and confirm all information. Even for online applications, they are requiring a full address and phone number. Starting now they "recommend" (ie require) 5 work searches per week. The rep told me to expect to be audited from time to time.
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# Lisa S 2011-05-17 12:29
I currently reside in Florida. I have been receiving unemployment benefits for a short time. I found a job at a place that states it is a work at will employment. I worked for 4 days and was asked to leave. The employer stated he had no reason and he didnt think things would work out. Will I continue to receive my benefits? I have tried to call but it says high calls are coming in. Please let me know...Thanks Lisa
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# James 2011-06-05 06:42
go on the site and claim your money earned for the 4 days, even if not yet paid. Put the info of the employer it will ask for when you claim that your worked and they will verify reason for your leaving with the employer and send the payment minus the amount made. This will delay your payment usually about a week.

Hope this helps
James
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# Amy 2011-06-03 14:05
I have been on unemployment in FL for a year this month, on Monday May 30, 2011 I was able to claim my weeks saying that I have a balance of $800, I haven't received my check and now over the website & phone there's no history of me claiming my weeks, says the last check issued was on the 17th of May, and of course every time I try to call it hangs up on me because of a high call volume.

I have no idea what to do, or why it's not showing that I claimed my weeks on May 30th
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# K. WILKINS 2011-06-15 14:15
i WAS UNEMPLOYED A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO AND RECIEVED BENEFITS FOR JUST OVER A MONTH. I THEN STOPPED RECIEVING THEM AND WAS TOLD THEY OVER PAID ME AND I OWED THEM THE MONEY BACK. I BEGAN RECIEVING BILLS AND STARTED PAYING BACK THE MONEY AND HAVE NOT RECIEVED ANYTHING SINCE THEN AND AM UNEMPLOYED AGAIN. CAN I REAPPLY OR NOT?
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# Paulette 2011-06-20 17:52
You'll find out if you still owe money when you re-apply. It will be in the system. If you're benefit is approved, they may subtract your payments from what you still owe (if anything). Keep written records of all dealings. When emailing them, tap the CAPS LOCK button on your keyboard so it doesn't seem like you're yelling at everyone. Unless you are.
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# Trish 2011-06-24 14:55
I applied for unemployment in the beginning of May. I am approved, however, someone is apparently illegally using my SS# at a company which makes it look like I am working. Florida Unemployment has a hold on my account until they hear back from this company and make sure I don't work for them. It has been 2 months, and I am just about homeless. How can I expedite this process? Anyone with a similar situation? Help please!
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# Dan 2011-07-01 11:16
I am filing for unemployment and I am not sure what the question "Have you established a new monetarily eligible Unemployment Compensation claim within the last 12 months?" means. I was claiming unemployment from August 2010 through December 2010, then I worked and my job ended June 2011 because it was seasonal and now I am filing for unemployment again. How do I answer this question?
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# kelly 2011-07-05 15:49
I filed for unemployment on June 13th. My claim weeks were for 6/12-6/18 and 6/19-6/25. I claimed my weeks on 6/28. I understand I will only get paid for one week this time due to the hold week. However,I have not received any $$ yet. It has been a week and I have direct deposit. Should I be concerned? I can not get in touch with a rep on the hot line number to save my life. =)
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# nuring2011 2011-07-06 21:23
I have been employed at my previous jobs for 16yrs. I have never been unemployed, but I have been pretty much force to quit, due to my employer inability to work with me as I pursuing my education. My question is am I eligible for unemployment benefits as I continue my education.
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# sheila 2011-07-07 10:39
I receive unemployment for about 2month, I was then audit, I had to set prove that I been looking for work and I was also ask if I was a student. I inform them that I am a full time student working on my bachelor. I am currently taking 4 classes, 3 online and 1 onsite on Thursday from 6pm to 10 pm. I also inform them that I have work full time and attend school full time for the past 2 years.
I earn my associate degree while I was working a fulltime job.
I did provide them with proof of my job search. My case been under review since May 19, 2011, I was told to keep claiming my week. I have receive my last check on May 10, 2011
How much longer do I have to wait?
And would the fact that I did not start school after losing my job be put into consideration of getting my unemployment?
If denied due to school can I appeal the decision, since I have proof I been a full time student and work a full time job for the past two years before losing my job?
PLEASE HELP
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# sheila 2011-07-07 10:49
also I was informed that the review was because i am a student.
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# Victoria 2011-07-27 14:46
I was working a job that cut my hours below 20 per week and was forced to look for another occupation. once i found another job i quit the first one. 6 months later they laid me off. i was one week short of this company falling into the base period. now, the UC office is saying that because they were not in the base period, and i quit from the first job, that it is under review and i may not recieve my benefits. HOW is this possible? i understand they determine how much i recieve, but they are not the ones that fired me. they are not the company responsible for my unemployment.
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# Ann 2011-08-03 07:38
I have been on UC since Jan 30, 2011. Last Wednesday, July 27, I called UC to ask a question about filing my UC as I have a job Monday, Aug 8, with a RE company. The rep answered my question, then proceeded to ask if I had been to school yet. I stated yes, May 15-22. She put me on hold then told me she was sending my file to an adjudicator as she had questions as to whether I was willing and able to work. Then she told me I wouldn't be getting my check for this week, (I haven't as of today), or for the next 4-6 weeks until they determine if that week was payable! I then called Tallahassee the next day and spoke with another rep who told me he was forwarding my file to an adjudicator to have it done asap. That I should know something this week. No word. However, I don't have the luxury of waiting 4-6 weeks like most of us on UC. I have sent an email to my state rep and senator; also to an investigative reporter at a central fl TV station. Any ideas? At a loss, not a lot of info out there as to who to call.
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# Aaron 2011-08-03 12:27
I am trying to get through to the job search verification line so that I can receive my unemployment. I have been calling for 3 days, hours on end and on multiple phone lines. I am convinced that "we are receiving a high volume of calls, please try your call again later" is the only thing that ever answers this line; or that they are understaffed on purpose so that there is no way for us to verify our jobs to get our money. As I type this I am on call #60!! Is there any other way for me to speak with someone??
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# Susan 2011-08-03 15:30
I was recently laid off and promised a two week severance pay. In return for the pay, I was to be available to answer questions regarding open projects. I answered all the questions over the two week period and then I asked for my severance check and was told I did not comply with the terms. Unfortunately, I did not get the terms in writing but I know I did uphold my end of the agreement. I was told I didn't help with answers to the projects however, I have emails documenting my work over the two week severance period.

Now they offered me a lower level position with another hotel that they own in an effort to avoid paying me unemployment.

Any advise? Is this legally considered fraud?

Thanks
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# Rob 2011-08-18 09:49
Is there a phone number with which to contact a live person? I keep dialing the one listed but it is always busy. Also, how do i check to see if my claim for the week went through and when I will receive it? Lastly, how do you file for an extension when you are in the WIA program?
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# osniel 2011-08-25 17:13
for florida unemployment what fax number do i send a copy of my dd214 to, to establish benefits?
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# Julia 2011-08-30 10:22
I am currently recieving UC in Fl but have been advised that there are work oppertunities in my field in NC. How can I go and look for work without losing or delaying my benefits?
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# dana 2011-08-31 08:13
I did my claim imcorrectly, as a result I did not receive benefits. I've been calling for 2 weeks to speak with a live operator to discuss my options, but unfortunately get the same response "all operators are busy, pleas try your call again later. How do o speak to a person.
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# Danielle 2011-08-31 15:18
I was let go from my fill time job in April 1 2011 and filed for unemployment. I received a call for a part time job on April 18 2011. It took 3 months for my claim to be approved, they denied me at first then I appealed it. Every time I went to claim my weeks it asked me for my job search and every time I indicated that I have none because I had a part time job. Never had a problem receiving my benefits until week ending 8/06 and 8/13. I claimed my weeks but didn't receive my benefits so I called. They said that since I didn't look for work under Florida law they couldn't pay me. I said I wasn't aware that I needed to continue looking for a job since I had one. She said that those weeks were lost but as long as I enter my job searches for next time there shouldn't be a problem. I claimed my weeks yesterday and usually I receive my benefits on the next day but didn't so I called. She said because of the 2 weeks I didn't look for work I'm up for review. I told her that I didn't know I still had to look for work since I had a part time job. She said that Florida law requires me to continue looking for a full time job because I was working full time when I filed a claim. I looked everywhere to find this Florida law but can't find it. Is there somewhere I can find it? Why would they award me before but now all of a sudden they cut me off? I need all the ammunition just in case I have to file an appeal or state my case to a mediator. Also I looked all over the Florida unemployment website and it says no where that I have to continue job searches when I have a part time job.
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# Isabel 2011-09-12 12:11
In 2010 between May and December my earnings were $52.00. In 2011 between January and April my earnings were $500.00. Can I get unemployment benefits. I have been looking for work with no luck. What can I do? Advise
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# Mell 2011-09-13 13:47
I would like to know how to correctly post my earnings as a server. Appearantly you don't put in the wage amount of $4.29 per hr. there's some conversion with tips earned. Now I have to re-pay money. I need to know how to claim correctly since I have not claimed in weeks. I can't get any information from our payroll company. Please advise.
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# jackie s. 2011-09-17 13:31
Can a person still receive unemployment (file weeks) if they're in Canada for a funeral?
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# Amanda 2011-09-20 00:58
I have a very Upseting problem,I was in school FULL TIME for 1 yr 1/2 and graduated in October. I have been working for a Company that has 2 locations for over 7 months. Within the first 2 weeks on my way home from they're establishment I was hit by a drunk driver! Completley at this point it has ruined my life in MANY WAYS! I am a wonderful grandaughter and I am a care giver for my grandpop and i recieve NO compensation for it unfortunitley! After 2 weeks of my accident I returned back to work and have been working Full Time ever since for the rest of the remaining 7 months! I have to borrow his car also to do so.... since I cant afford one of my own! I have been completley stressed out and only making $7.75 hourly! I had to take 5 days off to Physically drive my grandfather for his daughters funeral 20 hrs Up north since he cant fly and my work was completley aware of the situation and it was ok'd! When i returned I worked 5 days and they found a replacement from another employee they have already had there for 5 yrs and told me they had to let me go! The excuse was because they said they're employee's Payroll was way over their budget and said how sorry they were! Im completley distraught and dont know what to do??Besides being a full time student for that 1 yr I have Always worked my whole life and have never been fired nor quit ANY establishment!! ! Im a very hard worker and @ times even handled 2 jobs! Im looking for new work and i really need some assistance! Will I be accepted for Unemployment until I find a new place of work??
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# Victoria 2011-09-22 13:26
I will be leaving my job because my husband got a new job in a different state (non-military) and my employer would not allow me take my job virtually with me. Will I be eligible for unemployment benefits?
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# Susie 2011-09-23 15:17
I will be laid-off from my present job because they have contracted out my dept. The new contractor will need a few people to do our jobs.They will give us an interview.If the money is less, which I suspect it will be and no benefits, which I have with current conpany-do I have to take job or can I collect unemployment while looking for another job?
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# dawn 2011-09-25 09:26
i am looking for a web site to claim my weeks for unemployment. what is the web site that works to sign up for my claim my weeks for unemployment.
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# Fran 2011-11-02 12:55
What state are you living in?
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# Gary W 2011-09-30 17:10
Can you get ss disability and unemployment at the same time in FL
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# Jay 2011-10-03 22:24
I was let go from my job when I couldn't return to work after an FMLA leave due to medical reasons.

I collected LTD for the past year supported by medical treatment and I am now able to return to work therefore my LTD benefits have ended.

Can I claim unemployment after being let go last year?
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# Maureen 2011-10-13 08:35
missing unemployment check how do I get a hold of someone to find out where it is
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# Thomas 2011-10-15 02:18
Hello

I received a letter from unemployment department that advised I have been disqualified to receive any unemployment compensation from the claims I have submitted. The denial letter informed me the decision was made because I had not requested my employer for a leave of absence. However, that is false and I have proof that my supervisor had recommended for me to take a 1 month of leave of absence. I have an appeal hearing coming up, so I wanted to get some advice on how to better prepare myself.
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# Jeremy 2011-11-02 14:24
Hi,

On 9/2 I got laid off because the company i worked for lost a significant amount of business (supposedly). I waited until 9/19 to file (stupid mistake). When I re opened my claim (I got laid off on 3/18, and filed for UC shortly after. THIS WAS ACCEPTED), I was asked to report severance pay from a past employer (not the last employer , but 2 employers before that [and yes, this was within the last 2 years]).
i've been waiting since 10/3 for a final decision from their "Adjudication unit". According to an email from "Belinda" last thursday, the account's been put in for a "pending adjudication" thanks to severance pay (Despite it being from an employer in the past).

something about this does not seem right. Do I have any recourse?
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# Samantha 2011-11-17 11:42
I am currently an Unemployment recipient and am in the process of becoming a full time student, I have been told that there are benifet extensions that can be granted because of this as well as scholarships offered please tell me more.
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# mika 2011-11-21 19:20
What is the dif bw available credits and balance do i recieve the avail credits in a lump sum
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# wendy 2011-11-25 11:05
why is that maternity leave you employee has the right not to pay in florida, i think they should, is nothing like u just dont want to work, specially if you were a cseccion leave. there is no law who can obligate to pay something.? i understand i have a permition, is not lay off, but still am not getting no benefits for it.
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# jack 2011-11-27 16:10
How do I cancel an unemployment claim?
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# Dee 2011-12-04 23:16
The job in it's entirety I can handle, I do more than what is asked of me, ie: Come in to work early, stay late if asked or needed of me. However I have been working for this company for a couple of years now and 5-3-2011 another employee at the company was recently promoted to Manager and she did not like me before her new position, therefore she has done absolutely everything in her power to make sure I am treated with out respect and made to be a joke around the office between her and other management and employees, the nasty things she says about me to other authority figures and my co-workers is uncalled for and the way I am treated by her amongst others is unwarranted, I received an e-mail sent to my personal account 8-23-2011, including the owner and manager plotting my planned termination. And I was very disturbed to hear the way they speak of me, I have been harassed by male employees at the company as well, just last week I was written up for 2 different incidences, in which I do not agree with, they were basically made up. And not to mention the working conditions are stressful at times I can deal with that it is my job, I feel as any type of Authority figure your position is to lead by example and not to be little employees because you can. Also the work environment is unsanitary there are rats, roaches, termites and I am not able to leave to take a lunch to go and eat in a clean manner,I am forced to eat in these unbearable conditions. I am in fear for my safety as well, just 3mths ago a man broke in to the office and I am alone there when I work and I do not know what he wanted I called FLPD and locked the office door took cover under my desk and thank god they arrived quickly, needless to say ever since this incident, just 2 weeks ago a lady was robbed while trying to make a payment. I have stayed because I need a job but the stress and unbearable working ethics/conditions I feel as though I am being targeted and this has been going on now for months. Please guide me in the right direction as to how I can go about this in a professional manner.
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# Patty C 2011-12-10 12:05
How long can the adjudication department for the Florida Unemployment take to make a decision. Its been more than 1 1/2 months and I am still waiting.
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# stacie 2011-12-11 14:18
Hello,
My husband was offered a better job/pay at a new business with the same owner of his workplace (which required a relocation). After less than a month that the actual business was opened, he was told that he no longer can keep a manager position due to lack of business. He was offered a much lower position and hours/pay which is almost half of his former salary amount. We still live an hours drive from this job. Does my husband have to accept this job, or may he collect unemployment?.. Also, this business owner actually loaned us moving costs that have been deducted out of my husbands pay check.The same day that his employer took the last payment for our "moving expense loan"My understanding is that if he does qualify for unemployment he would have aprox 100 dollars more a week until he can get another job.Would love input.
Thanks!!
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# Angel 2011-12-12 21:05
I did not claim some weeks because I thought I was going to get paid. I worked in good faith but due to my certification I was not eligible to get paid. I worked because I knew I would be hired and wanted to show good faith and my work skills (plus I was sure I would get paid :-( . Please let me know if I can file from previous weeks of not working I desperately need the money. Please let me know.
I applied and received the card. Since I was working I did not know I had to call in and claim weeks so I did another claim and I was told I have to wait until 12/12/11 today but I don't know how to do it. I really need money this week please let me know if I can apply for any emergency and get money for the time I did not work. I have always worked since 19 but I was layed off and now I am working but not paid every week.
Thank you
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# Joe S. 2011-12-15 10:13
I have am employee who was just diagnosed with cancer. She will have surgery and radiation. We do not know whether she will be able to return to work after treatment. Is she eligible for benefits during the treatment phase? Is she eligible if she cannot return to work? Hows do I fill out the Form, as her employer, since she is not being terminated, for instance, due to lack of work?
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# janeice 2011-12-22 11:43
can an employer deny re-employment in a different department of a recent employee with a letter of re-hire eligibility if that employee has filed an EEOC complaint against them?

If an interview resulted in a promised hire date, do you report promised date to unemployment or report once you actually start work? Does this stop unemployment benefits immediately?
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# Jennifer 2011-12-27 10:38
I was employed with a company for two years and was fired 5 days ago...I was told that if I did not feel out a statement and sign an agreeement that I owed them money I would be put in jail on the spot...First off do I have any legal standing with that I am a Mother of 3 young boys and could not take the chance of going to jail...Also I was fired because I was doing what my job required of me and they told me that what I was doing was wrong but after looking at our handbook it was what I was supposed to be doing. What do I do ???? My child support has stopped and now I have been fired on false terms so I am jobless and moneyless!!!! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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# Site Admin 2011-12-27 10:53
Jennifer,

I am sorry to hear that.

First of all, the following is only for informational purposes, and is not legal advice. I am not an attorney. If you need legal advice, consult an attorney licensed to practice in Florida.

Actually, I would suggest that you contact an attorney about your situation.

It sounds like you were coerced into signing this statement. What did it say? I always suggest that people don't sign these types of agreements (unless it is agreeable to you), and certainly not under these circumstances - but it is understandable with them threatening jail time and owing them money. That is just crazy.

I hope you still have a copy of your handbook. If they fired you because of doing what it told you to do in the handbook - this will be great info to present if you are denied unemployment or in an appeal.

My suggestion is that you do the following:
1. Consult an employment law attorney. In most states all lawyers are required to do a certain amount of pro bono work (basically - for free), and if they find your case compelling enough - may take your case on a contingency basis (they only get paid if you win the court case or get a settlement). If you can't find an attorney to work on a pro-bono or contingency basis, and cannot afford an attorney - you can contact your local legal aid society and ask them for help.
2. File for unemployment. You should go into the office in person, because it will be easier for you to explain your situation - filing online doesn't allow you to explain complicated situations... Explain exactly what happened - how you were coerced into signing the agreement, etc. Also, be sure to take a copy of your employee handbook with you.

Good luck Jennifer. Check back in and let us know how this turns out.

Site Admin
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# Kimberly 2012-01-10 04:48
I was terminated from my job of 4yrs on 12/15/11 file unemployment and I got a called from them on 1/3/12 asking question about another employer who im currently still working for which is part time at nite fromm 6-8:30 cleaning office.She said i see u got paid $85 from them what was seperation ok im lost cuz im still working but when she said that i said i made more money than $85 been there since 9/12/11 so she like huh now im confuse about her question but i never told her i work there which was so stupid on my part she lost me for a min my u i didnt report earnings when i claim on 12/26/11 and 1/9/12 but thats my fault but i havent receive no benefits so no fraud thank god but got a letter saying denied cuz i quit the nite job but im still there i guess my fault for not reporting earnings but i appeal today what is my chances or what can i do to make it right
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# achille 2012-01-10 20:37
I need to know why fla unemployment only deposited one dollar in my account instead of my normal amount?
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# Emily 2012-01-11 10:11
i need to get my w-2 to file for my taxes how would i go by that? is there a specific number i have to call? or website? can they be faxed over to me?
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# mike 2012-01-13 22:01
my question or comment is...i was fired from my job due to varied up and down mood swings. after termination i was diagnosed by a hospital team that i was bipolar and given medications to take. so, to the question...will i qualify for my benefits if i have a medical record to show
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# Wayne 2012-01-15 14:53
I was laid off 4/24/11.I am currently on unemployment in Florida.I broke my foot and ankle in 8/31/11 and was put in a boot type walking cast. On 1/11/12 I was told by a ortho doctor I need major surgery and was told to limit my walking and use a walker,crutches ,or a cane,and to apply for SSI and SSDisability.Can I apply for those things and still claim unemployment until a decision is made by a SS judge?
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# Tracy 2012-01-15 17:37
A friend who currently has a job in NH will be moving to Florida. She will be giving her notice soon. When she gets to Florida she will not have a job. Can she file for unemployment?
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# Jheyson 2012-01-15 23:42
Hello,

I would like to know if I can receive unemployment while been a full time student in Alaska. I was in the regular army for seven years I just got out recently.

V,r
Jheyson
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# Unjustly Denied 2012-01-16 15:54
Due to a he-say she say dispute. I have been denied new unemployment benefits. Have appealed the decision and lost.
Reapplied and lost. I still an unemployed and do not have the funds to repau back the so-called money I was not entitled to as per the state claims. Since I am not nor will ever received any unemployment funds, do I still have to claim weeks, even though I will NEVER received a dime from the State of Florida? I have finally given up the fight with appeals, but I have no funds to repay the $6,000 I am supposed to repay ?
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# Rosey 2012-01-17 16:06
I applied for unemployment in June of 2010 and received payments totaling $1500 before I lost my appeal. When I began receiving the checks, I filled out the form that had taxes automatically deducted from each payment.

My question is, since I started paying back unemployment in January of 2011, can I claim these payed out taxes on my 2011 income taxes? If so, how do I do this?

Thank you very much for your advice.
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# Wayne 2012-01-22 15:43
I know unemployment benefits for 2012 were extended for 2 months. When will they expire if congress does not extend them? When do they need to be extended before people are cut off?
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# Ed K 2012-01-25 14:10
My employer has asked me to go part time. I am afraid they will do that for a year and then lay me off. If they do it now, my benefits will be more. Is there a way I can preserve my rights to the higher benefits? Thanks
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# Brittnay 2012-01-27 21:57
I recently recieved a letter stating that I was approved and my weekly benefit ammount is $155 and my available credit is $2,945. I'm confused as to what available credit means? Is that the total amount i'll get while recieving benefits?
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# clearwaterlite 2012-01-30 09:57
I applied for unemployment benefits but was told I was not eligible because of the formula about the past 6 quarters. I worked full-time from 6/11 thru 12/11 and would have thought I would qualify. Why are they going back to a year and a half ago and stopping their calculations 6 months ago instead of counting my most recent employment?
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# Jennifer 2012-02-01 13:29
Can you start yuou r own home based business and collect unemployment?
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# Bridget 2012-02-03 16:14
I recently retired from the Military. After retiring I went to work overseas as a Contractor. I resigned because of medical reasons. I applied for unemployment because my monthly retirement does not cover my bills. I'm also disabled but not receiving any additional money. Can I draw umemployment and still receive a retirement check if my retirement is greater than the weekly unemployment compensation?
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# kristin 2012-02-03 16:56
How does unempltmebt affect my employer because I'm receiving benefits for working only part time and they are upset because I thought my previous employer was who the claim was against how can I explain that they are not being charged anything ?
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# Glen 2012-02-05 16:21
If I am working full-time making 14 dollars and hour and get laid off will I be Eligible to receive unemployment if I worked for and week are month. How many months, are years is required. In addition, if you received ssi and society can you still apply if you are cut off of these benefits do to working.What will the amount be every month? I was contacted by my Previous employee who wanted me to start work again but there's no contract if I get laid off again. He says that I can get unemployement if laid off. I don't know how this will work out in my situation. I am on ssi and society security right now and I don't know if unemployment will pay enough for me to live off until I find other work. I am doing ok for now on ssi and society security. I just started getting society security and have been on ssi since 1994. Yes, society did take out of what I was paid for work. So I did report this to them and I was later cut off for a short period because I was working, but then and I was laid off after and week. The society security is only temperately for 12 months.But if I go and work for him again I lose everything including my medical health insurance.Which I would be able to afford making 14 dollars and hour. I have student loans That I still can paid right now.. I owe my landlord because I was cut off benefits but have been trying to pay her some of the money that's owe plus my rent every month.Then I owe my bank because I had to borrow from them to pay one month's rent and I still owe on my landlord another months of rent.
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# LISAc 2012-02-16 21:06
Hi-

I work for a Temp. Agency and I have been on assignement for about a year now. Can Temps receive unemployment> Yes, proper taxes, etc are taken out of my pay
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# Tissa 2012-02-18 11:33
I currently live in Fl and have been working full time for 2 years. I plan to move to New Jersey in June. Will i be eligible for unemployment?
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# Tyrone 2012-02-22 14:27
I was on long term leave from my job due to back surgery and during this time my wife and I seperated and I had no place to go so I moved to FL. to be with family. I ended up quitting my job due to these circumstances plus my back is still messed up, so I was wondering if I could get unemployment.
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# sharon 2012-02-28 16:34
I have a question. I worked for the US Census, they paid an hourly rate, as well as .50 per mile, the mileage pay is a clever way to avoid paying excessive payroll taxes, I assume. I filed for unemployment when the Census was completed, but they based my weekly benefit on just the taxable wages, my question is can they recalculate based on the mileage pay as part of my pay. The job was advertised as $11.75 PER HOUR PLUS .50 PER MILE, this was listed under salary on the ad I saw the job on. I think it should be part of the earnings, but can't find it on the website.
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# Chris 2012-03-09 08:38
Filed for my first 2 weeks of unemployment. When will I get paid for this? Thanks.
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# deb 2012-03-13 17:21
Good Morning , I am having a difficult time finding another job after my seasonal job ended after working from July 2011 to November 2011 and then again temporary jobs in Dec 2011 and February 2012.

I was not gainfully employed in 2011 prior to July, so I was not eligble for benefits after the seasonal job ended in November 2011.

Am I eligible to file for benefits in April of 2012 if I continue to go without employment? Things are becoming very difficult and I could surely use the help.
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# Dee 2012-03-19 09:57
I live in NJ and worked in PA for 7 years then took a temp job in Florida for a month. I initially filed a claim in PA and was paid 6 months unemployment. Upon going into the extended benefits, PA unemployment told me to file a claim in FL. What should I be doing at this point? Should I file in FL even though I already started benefits in PA or should I be pushing PA to continue with the benefits? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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# Rachel L.F. 2012-03-21 15:18
I am on unemployment and was offered a part time job as a server. After 2 days of working for the company I was not given the hours I was told I would get and the owner hit on me to the point where I could not come to work. I'm pregnant and do not deserve to be treated like that. Now my unemployment is under review to see if I am still able to receive benefits. Since it was a part time job that didn't pay more than $50 and I no longer felt safe working there am I still eligible to continue to receive my benefits? I was told I needed to fill out something that was mailed to me, I asked if I could have it mailed to a new address because as of today I have to leave my apartment (since I cannot pay them because I am not receiving my benefits) and I was told no. I would have to change it on line, however it won’t allow me until I claim my next weeks (which is in 2 weeks). I had to move out of state to my mother in laws until I can receive my money again. Can I still receive my benefits and is there any way to obtain this paper I need to fill out without having to wait 2-3 more weeks?
Thank you very much for your time.
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# David C. 2012-03-27 15:16
I had quit my job because of the employer was not paying the correct wages, paychecks consistantly late, and violations of the Fair Labor Act. I filed for unemployment in 2009 and was approved. A few months later I get a letter stating that my unemployment was denied and the employer denied it. I lost the appeal hearing and was ordered to repay the unemployment that was recieved. At the time of the unemployment hearing, I sued the employer for unpaid wages and illegal work practices and won my lawsuit.(The employer later was sued in a class action lawsuit and lost). I was advised by my lawyers not to say anything at the unemployment hearing about the lawsuit. What can I do to appeal the unemployment now that I had every right to quit the employer? Can I recover unpaid unemployment?
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# Jasmine D 2012-04-01 10:45
I moved to FL from SC with my husband who is active duty military. I received a letter stating that my unemployment will end in two weeks. Should I apply here in FL?
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# sb 2012-04-04 10:54
I have a tricky one here. I was laid off from a computer company and took a PT On call position with a company repairing PCs. I only work PT and have been putting in hours with a big company working for a franchise. The client approached me yesterday and offered me a position full time. On the clients contract it states that if they solicit me they have to pay $2500 which they said they will do. I also signed a non compete but my unemployment says I am not to turn down any work or positions offered. I am in FL and have been on UE for a year and a half.
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# SarahE 2012-04-09 08:35
I have been unemployed for several months and collecting unemployment benefits from Indiana. Six months ago we moved to Florida and I was told to still collect from Indiana. Now I am at the begining of the last 20 weeks of Federal Extended Benefits. Indiana no longer qualifies for these 20 weeks. Can I somehow transfer now to Florida? What do I need to do?
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# mary 2012-04-12 09:46
I have been approved for unemployment benefits only to be turned down because I did not complete the skill assessment test in 17 days. I did complete the test but not in the time required as told after the fact. no where did I receive information that this sills thingy had to be done in 17 days. not fair when thousands did not have to do this assessment.
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# joanne 2012-04-18 12:57
i didn't report 2 weeks of unemployment and now I submit a late report and it was denied, since I called them the two weeks after when I was supposed to report my other two weeks, now they enter in the late report 4 weeks in total and loosing 5 weeks all together on not getting paid, they ask me to reopen the case in order to keep receiving benefits, what the best way to make an appeal and get paid for all those weeks after been denied, for the late report, I can't afford to loose that money because that how i pay my rent, please help me, I want to appeal the decision..
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# Jackie 2012-04-19 12:10
The company I work for has been sold I have been told I can work at the other location but in a lower position than what I am lisenced for as position is not available can i turn this down and recieve unemployment...if not what if the pay is lower?
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# Rose 2012-04-19 12:27
I was wondering if I can search online for work out of the state of FL, and claim those jobs, or only FL jobs?

Also, if I move out of state to search for work, is there a delay in benefit payments? (I get paid bi-weekly) on a Debit card.....

Lastly, if I can't get a job in the "new" state, and I transfer there, then I would have to transfer back to FL. A delay, I suppose, which I can't afford to have. How long do I have to notify them of a move out of state? 1 week, 1 day, 2 weeks? What if I was visiting sick family members??? I wouldn't change my benefit state, but keep claiming, looking for work, since most jobs want "online" applications, and not in person.
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# jo M 2012-04-23 15:09
I am almost Soc Sec age and my banker told me that I should take my retirement in lieu of Unemployment Insurance because my retirement benefit would be about double the amount of UI and I am having a difficult time paying my bills. Also, I will be eligible for soc sec in Dec. My question is, can I collect my retirement and UI? If not, how do I end my UI?
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# Melissa 2012-04-24 13:18
I am a currnet resident of FL and will be laid off this June due to my facility closing. As I look for jobs, I am looking in GA.

My question is if I have to apply for unemployment ( if I can't find a job), which state do apply to?
- Thank you in advance.
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# Melanie 2012-04-25 14:57
I am being laid-off from the company i currently work for. We will be recieving a severence package in one lump sum. How will this impact filing for unemployment. Will this impact the payments or the eligiblilty? Im hoping to find a job but just incase I would like to know. I have called the unemployment office several times and have gotten several different answers.
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# DanielA 2012-05-11 12:28
I transferred here from Oregon around the first of February. I have been with the same company for 7 years. About a month ago I was put on leave, or suspended for something that was not my fault. My question is can I apply for unemployment while being suspended. I don't know if I'll ever heard back about my employment status with the company or not. I cannot get any answers from human resources, management, or the district manager. I'm unsure of what to do.
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# tarmstrong 2012-05-17 10:09
I will be moving to florida from NC with my husband who is active duty military. We just recieved orders to move. Am i able to collect unemployment since we are being forced to move. I have been applying for jobs but since I am still in NC no one wants to hire me because I am out of state.
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# Xiomara 2012-05-30 22:30
Hi.. i live in Florida and i was receiveing unemployement for the last month, i started working part time in a job were they only give me 4 hours a week, the only check i have received from that company was 70$ for a month.. i didnt report the earnings and i have claimed only one week after starting working. They send me a letter that i have to fill out and fax where they say that they found out about the job and that i have to say when did i start and how much im getting paod. I already faced it but now im worried... what will happen now??
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# Jasson 2012-06-05 18:05
Im collecting unemployment from Florida and I am moving to Pennsylvania. Can I still collect from Florida while living in PA?
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# Kellie 2012-07-29 18:44
I do not think so, it would be illegal. You would have to start working with PA.
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# Mary 2012-06-08 08:49
I am a Teachers Assistant employed at an alternative school. I am considered an eleven moth employee. In the past we were paid for our time off in the summer. A new company recently took over and we no lomger get paid for the summer. We were told we are able to collect unemployment for the summer (approx. five weeks) My concern is if I file for unemployment will I have my job when we return to school in August. We were told that our time off will be considered a furlo and we can collect unemployment and have our jobs. I need some clarity about my situation. Thank You
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# Chris 2012-06-11 12:46
I have been temporary laid off but my boss may call me back in Dec. I worked for Alphagraphics & there are some in the Florida area & I would like to relocate to Florida to be with family and temporally seek employment. Can I transfer my unemployment from PA to Florida?

Thank You
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# Jennifer 2012-06-20 20:55
I have worked at a church as a part-time music minister for 8 1/2 years and for the last two years, also took on a part-time children's minister position at the same church. The church has found a permanent person for the children's minister position and this has now cut my pay from 31,000 down to 18,000.

I was also a temporary artistic director for a children's chorus but the director decided to return.

Would I be eligible to file for unemployment for either or both of these situations? Please give advice.
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# Kellie 2012-07-29 18:49
Hmmm. I would file and just see what happens? I went from full time, to part time also, not on my own will, And I ended up being eligible.
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# bridget 2012-06-25 14:38
do i have the right to draw unemployment when i quit my job because of another employee called me really bad names and threatened to knock out my teeth i do not have to put up with that kind of abuse thats why i put my two weeks notice in
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# nicole 2012-06-25 15:07
Hi, how are you. I have been working with this Bank for 2 years. In the banking industry you have limits. In my situation i assisted one of my tellers with a transaction that was over their limit but within mine. There are certain steps that we should take when we override a transaction, unfortunately i missed one of the steps and the transaction came back as a loss to the bank. I was terminated 4 months after the transaction had happen. Is there anyway i would be eligible to file for and get approved for unempoloyment.
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# Kellie 2012-07-29 18:47
I don't think so because you were fired. You can't be fired and get unemployment.
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# Dr 365 2012-08-03 09:13
Kellie -
You absolutely CAN get unemployment if you were fired. Circumstances vary, but it doesn't automatically disqualify you. If you quit, except in certain situations, you won't be eligible.
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# Ryan A 2012-11-13 22:04
I was fired and still received unemployment. It is dependent upon many factors.
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# Jessie 2012-07-06 10:00
I am currently working at a retail store. I am having a few problems theres. My manager is throwing items at me and/or other employes for someone elses mess or her own. I have been noticing money missing for the store also. I have been working for the company the longest and i get the lease amont of hour. The manager yells at me in front of the comstumers. Not to long ago my drawer came up 5 dollars short and she never told me till resently when i brought it up. She said they found it but it took a month to find it. The store has not been open for a year and we have been threw two sets of employes but me. I have ben looking for another job but no luck. Would i be able to get unemployment if i quit?
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# Kellie 2012-07-29 18:46
No you can't just voluntairly quit and then get unemployment? You would have to be laid off. you have to be looking for work to qualify, and if you voluntairly quit your job then you are not actively seeking work. Can you take it up with someone in an HR department...someone above your managers head maybe? you and the other people (you said other employees too). If it is like a private business, I definately would suggest you look for another job ASAP because that is not cool to be treated that way. But I don't think the way you are being treated, will allow you to get unemployment. No. :(
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# Skip 2012-10-15 13:31
You can quit and collect unemployment if you can prove you quit for "good cause". Read the Eligibility Requirements at the top of this page:
"If an individual voluntarily quits, a disqualificatio n must be issued unless you can prove good cause for leaving. The law provides that good cause may only consist of a cause attributable to the employing unit, illness or disability of the claimant, recall by the claimant permanent employing unit within six calendar months of a temporary termination or the military transfer of a spouse."
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# Marguerite 2012-07-25 11:21
I have been unemployed for over 6 months now, and have decided to go back to school to get recertified so I can find a job. In the financial grant/loan forms from the school, they are requesting a Statement from Unemployment Documenting Year-to-Date Amount Received. Who do I contact to get this statement? All I have is the Wage Transcript and Determination and the UCB-60V forms that I received in the mail. I need this statement as soon as possible.
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# Chef 2012-07-26 16:59
I have been unemployed for three months now almost....
I was suspended then terminated from a job because I told a man to not burn a dish you make me F$%&#-* look bad ...so will I be denied for profanity in a work place in which we all use it....
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# Sharon 2012-08-06 11:57
My friend was fired because he didn't show up for work. The truth is that he is a recovered alcoholic and had a huge relapse. Is there any way he can qualify for unemployment benefits based on his situation?
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# Ryan 2012-08-08 16:37
My benefit period began on 7-29-12. I claim my first weeks on 8/14. it says my weekly benefit amount is $151.00. It also says my claim credit balance is $2354.00 and claim balance is also $2354.00. Is that the amount im owed? Or the total I can receive? Also when can I expect my first payment and how much will it be?
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# Mariee 2012-08-09 08:47
I had been working for this employer from dec 2009 and was forced to quit school when I was promoted in October 2010 I had been laid off in may 2011. I filed for unemployment and started receiving unemployment benefits in June 2011. Since then I have been searching non stop for work and have yet to receive it. Now I have been accepted to a great program at my local college. I called the unemployment office and they representative that I spoke to said that Im on my final extension of 12 weeks for unemployment which is less than $4000. I start school in about two weeks. After the 12 weeks is over will I be able to get an extension because I am enrolled in school and consistently searching for a job?

PLEASE HELP!
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# Misti 2012-08-09 10:09
I quit a job of 5 years and started a new job that was offering an advancement. A month into this job; they started stating job requirements that were not previously dicussed or made known of the job duties. The job duties now include inside sales which im am not experienced in nor have the knoweldege to perform. Now because i am unable to perform the job duties they are requiring they are letting me go. My question is when they let me go will i qualify for unemployment even though i quit my previous job?
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# cj 2012-08-10 11:31
I was training a new kid who was unwilling to be trained and did not want to work, and a heated argument started in which I gave him the choice to either work or leave. He chose to leave. However, he has involved his parents now who threatened my manager with a law suit because they felt that their son was mistreated not given a chance at this job. He claimed that I intimidated and threatened him during his training. So my manager had not choice but to let me go so that he would not have a law suit on his hands. He knows I am one of his best employees and is more than willing to give me a great reference letter, however, he felt his hands were tied and had no other choice but to let me go, even if he knew I had made the right decision to let the trainee go. Am I eligible for unemployment? I live in FL. Thanks
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# Jim 2012-08-18 09:25
I am getting unemployment in Florida. If I move to North Carolina will I still get it? Same amount or different?
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# Maria 2012-08-22 12:25
Hello. Had a construction job from Feb. 2008-Apr. 2009; was laid off because of lack of work. I collected unemployment until I got a job 8 months later. While I collected unemployment from old job, I lost my apartment and could not get any mail from my mailbox. I was a little ignorant about unemployment at the time so I didnt realize I was denied on my old claim; but by then I had a new job. Lost that job and collected unemployment until it ran out. Filed to open 2008 claim because I still had a balance; and found out I was denied and not sure why but I know it had to be around when I lost my place therefore not receiving mail and therefore missing an opportunity to appeal in a timely manner. I have proof of the time frame I lost my place. Is there anything I can do; I'm a single parent in search of work and would rather work but I'm doomed for now if I don't get some help. Thank you.
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# Brad 2012-09-09 23:35
I have been employeed With the same employer for over 10 years. Back in Marxh of this year, I went out on FMLA due to a heart condition. I had a surgery that was not productive. My FMLA expired and I requested a leave of absence due to going through continued treatment. Since then my employer has listed me as a resignation.
I am able to work and willing to look for ful time employment.
Will my case be looked at for unemployment benefits?

Thank you.
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# Gen 2012-09-17 19:21
I went to go and claim my weeks (job searches) but had an family emergency and was too late turning it in, so that means its a day late. but also the system shut down right into me signing into the myfluid website. but what should i do so i dont lose my benefits for a day or in general? or what happens?
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# Cindie 2012-09-20 12:12
Hi, I have been on unemployment since march 2012. If I accept a temp job for only three days how will that effect my unemployment? Will I lose it and have to reapply or do I just claim the three days when I claim my weeks? Also, will that three day employment affect the amount I get from unemployment?
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# kimberlee 2012-09-24 21:28
I went over my weekly benefit amount. h time that I do that they told me I have to re apply. Every time I do it I receive a new card. am I supposed to fill out the whole application again and again. after I fill out application again I have issues. I just put down what I put on the initial application am I doing something wrongg? when I called and they tell me I should have just updated my application how do you update an application without filling out the whole thing again
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# tiffany 2012-10-04 11:41
Hello,
I have a question i am hoping you can help me with. I lost my job due to it closing a few months ago...This has been the 6 place ive worked that has closed in the past 7 years. I have never tried to get unemployment until now, and im getting denied.. reason being, when my job closed i got another one right away. Instead of working full time i was only working one day a week. With the gas getting there, it was not worth the commute, i wasnt making it back in tips. So i let them know i would no longer be able to work there. With going from 40-50 hours a week to 6 hours a week, my finances were horrible. So i applied for unemployment. It is being denied because of the employer that i quit. My question is why cant i receive unemployment from all of the other employers that closed?
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# Elizabeth 2012-10-08 15:22
I am trying to find out if I can claim unemployment for my regular job that I have had. I also receive a 1099 from another source that does not have to do with my regular job.

Can I claim my unemployment and what is the regulations reguarding also getting a 1099 at the end of the year.
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# Ernie B. 2012-10-10 14:59
Even the Unemployment insurance system is screwy.

A fellow employee was laid off before my job expired.
He collects Social Security(over 65) and made roughly $5K a year less than me.

Please explain how how he is collecting $325 a week vs your telling me I only qualify for $275.

Is it because I'm a natural born american?
Is it because I've never been in this position before?
Or is it because I'm not a democrat?

Please use your best lines of BS to explain.
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# B 2012-10-11 19:08
if an individual received unemployment wages and then settled a a wrongful termination suit a few tax years later labeling the settlement monies as (w2 back wages and future wages) would that force a retroactive repayment of benefits received. does the payment period come in to play or is it not significant?
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# patrick 2012-10-11 20:40
i received my payments on the florida visa card but never received any pay stubs from unemployment.where can i locate my pay stubs on the unemployment website?
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# Cyndi 2012-10-15 11:01
I am trying to find the location of the unemployment office in Vero Beach, FL. Can you please tell me what it is or how to find it.....I have been from one site to another but no location is listed. Thank you.
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# Bob 2012-10-15 15:16
I have been on umemployment for over a year now and recently I was offered a chance to assist a caterer with a couple of catering jobs that he has and in exchange he will pay me approx $1200.00 after they are complete. This is not a permanent job nor is it any kind of full/part time employment. They will take a total of about 4 days combined to complete them. How will this affect my unemployment? I was called by the State of Florida Unemployment office last month and asked if I have worked and earned at least $900 yet but at that time I had not. She told me that if I had it would extend my unemployment for another year. I am here by the space center in Florida where the unemployment rate is rather high due to the loss of the shuttle program.
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# William 2012-10-15 16:45
I have worked for the same company, in one capacity or another, for almost twenty years. They have informed me that I will soon have to travel from Florida to New Jersey and/or Wahington state several times a week. I have diabetes, my wife works in Florida, our family is here and I own property here, all factors that make my traveling or relocation very difficult. Am I eligible for unemployment if I resign?
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# Maryann 2012-10-16 13:45
I applied. For benefits. But has not heard anything. Yet do I claim weeks it Waite till aporvod.
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# clarence 2012-10-17 12:45
how can i obtain a copy of my unemployment transcripts online from 2008/2009
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# florence 2012-10-28 00:36
hello i worked at a company for eight years and two months. I quit and went through temporary services to get another job after 4 days in training they called the temp services and let me go, they didnt think "I was catching on fast enough. Could I draw unemployment from the previous job that I left.
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# seth 2012-11-11 17:08
in Florida if i have an unemployment balance amount of 1,400, what will be my weekly benefit amount?
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# brian p 2012-11-13 12:25
i live in michigan now. i recieve unemployment benefits from florida. i attended a training program for 10 weeks through the work force investment act. i got in this program through michigan works(michigans one stop career center). what do i need to do to recieve benefits for these weeks.
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# larry 2012-11-13 18:46
i earned 50.00 dollard last week on side job..reported it on my weekly claim...was now informed my benifits this week will be delayed while they ''investigate this''../ how long will this take...so much for being honest.
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# Vicky 2012-11-14 22:19
I was laid off with a severence package. Am I still able to get unemployment?
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# Misty 2012-11-23 14:51
I was employee of a 501 (c) 3 for 9 years. This was also a church. Both federal and fica were deducted from my paycheck. I was recently laid off in October. The Florida Reemployment Assistance Program denied we unemployment due to this reason: "Wages earned while employed with the above named employer are excluded from coverage under the Florida Reemployment Assistance Law. This organization is operated primarily for religious purposes and is operated, supervised, controlled, or principally supported by a church or convention or association of churches."

Does this seem right? I paid the same taxes and any other worker in any other job sector? Am I missing something here?

I appreciate any advise.
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# Paul 2012-11-25 01:15
I applied in FL because I left my job to move back home (also in FL) to assist in care of my father who had recently had a severe heart attack and is unable to do a lot of things without help. I filed for UE and received a monetary determination which showed what i would be receiving bi-weekly. A few weeks later I received another letter stating i was denied due to leaving voluntarily. Should i appeal this because it was for "good reason"?
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# Dayla 2012-11-25 15:19
I was let go because my position was "terminated" in june of 2012 I am still looking for work, and now I have entered into my first Emergency Tier 1 of my unemployment, I spoke to a representative and she explained to me that I will only get Benefits from Tier 1 Until the end of this year!! Is that true??
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# Jeff 2012-11-27 20:56
Hi, I was supposed to claim my weeks today but forgot until it was too late. what do I do please? I am in Florida. Thank you
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# Ann 2012-12-07 23:45
How do I report unemployement fraud ??
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# Rob 2012-12-17 16:26
I was injured on the job and out for almost 2 yrs returned to work been working for apx 2 month now being told the company is shutting down, Can I collect unemployment benefits
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# jim 2013-01-11 15:45
I was let go from my job here in Fla after one year (Jan. 2012) when I told my employer that I needed to have surgery to remove a kidney (they said it was for performance issues). I filed for unemployment in Va. where I had worked the previous 10 years and won the expected appeal. My benifits in Va have run out, am I able to file in Fl. now as I am still searching for a job?
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# Derek 2013-01-16 15:55
If my company inforced a new availability guidline that I couldn't meet. Am I entitled to unemployment?
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# @SJN 2013-01-18 21:13
My wife was layed off from her job becasue her employer stated she did not possess new qualifications that he now wanted in an employee. She is now collecting UC. However, we just found out she need to have a tumor removed from her brain so from the time she goes into the hospital she cannot actively job search until she is fully recovered. Can she still collect? If not, can she get paid under another type of program?
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# RICH 2013-01-23 13:27
I left my job because I was hired as a salary as web master, then they wanted me to be head of safety which I knew nothing about then I was bumped down to hourly pay after 4 months, I told my boss I was going to have to find a part time job he said I couldn't do that so he would have to let me go. I have been filing since Aug. they told me to file in Oct. so I did then they said I had to wait till Jan. I finally got approved now they say I have to wait for a review have already waited 3 weeks I have been waiting really since Aug. now I am still waiting how long is all this suppose to take.
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# Dorrie 2013-01-28 10:39
I need to change my address to receive my W-2. What is the best way to do that.
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# Juan 2013-01-29 22:30
I've held my same F/T position for 5 years, and now we have a new manager. This new manager is involuntary transferring my position to another city/county that is 38 miles away from my current job and home. I have 2 kids and single parent, can I file for unemployment if I do not accept the position?
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# Tomas 2013-02-01 13:44
When are the W-2's sent out to pay IRS?
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# Leslie 2013-02-05 18:06
Full time employed from 3/09; work injury 10/11; workers comp 1/2012 -7/2012; long term disability 7/2012-1/2013; 1/11/2013 - I was released by physicians to return to full duty no restrictions. At that time, I was told that there was not a position available for me at that location. I was first told that I would have 2 months to secure a position at another location. Now, I am told that I have 1 month. Either way, I was returned to work and they do not have a position for me. As I was out on 1st workers comp and then disability, what wage period will be considered when determining my eligibility for unemployment? I was sent a denial based on "insufficient wage credits" are there exceptions for dates for "wage credits?"
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# Bob 2013-02-14 10:07
I was recently "let go" from my part-time job in an office, with no warning, after 9 months as the office manager. I am currently undergoing chemotherapy for cancer treatment, which did not keep me away from the office when I was needed. I will have two or three surgeries during the next 6-9 months or so, and my oncologist says that I should not start a new job for probably the next year or so. He is willing to fill out disability forms (for temporary disability), but I cannot locate an appropriate form. I am 65 years old and collecting social security. Can I still collect unemployment (reemployment) assistance for now, even though I should not be applying for work? Where can I find an appropriate form for my doctor(s) to fill out, if applicable?
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# Dan 2013-02-17 07:19
I was hired as a full time employee. Can I collect unemployment if my work week is cut down to 32 hours?
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# Char 2013-02-19 12:53
I am a 10-month employee for a State College and don't recieve a salary for six weeks that I'm off and about 10 days before the beginning of the fall semester. (I don't receive vacation) am I eligible for unemployement benefits?
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# Ash 2013-02-20 21:37
I have worked full time for around 7 years. Business is slow and they were going to either lay me off or offer me part time work, 13 hours a week. I am in FL. My base period would be full time up until June. If I take part time and get laid off in June, will unemployment still look at my full time base period? Or should I just take the lay off now? If I can get a reply ASAP, that would be great. I have to make a decision tonight.
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# Nidia 2013-03-04 13:16
My mortgage company is asking for the last letter sent to me stating that my unemployment benefits have been extended. I was not able to see that specific information other than my bi-weekly benefit amount on line. Do I have to call specifically to request a copy or am I not looking in the right area?
thank you
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# Karen J 2013-03-11 19:22
My office will be closing and I should receive a severance when would I be able to apply for unemployment?
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# Ron 2013-03-17 01:13
I got laid off from a defence contractor in Orlando in July 2012. I was on unemployment for a month. I took a temporay job in Massachusetts in Sept. 2012. My family had stayed in Orlando and my wife found a job. The company I currently work for moved in Dec from 40 miles to 75 miles distance from the relatives house that I'm staying at. I can quit to move back Florida and collect unemployment?
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# aaron 2013-03-19 18:41
I just claimed my 2 weeks for unemployment in florida.when I went back and checked on it I still had the same amount and its sayin my next claim is two weeks away an last amount sent to my account was two weeks ago.why is this?
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# Brandy 2013-03-22 13:35
Does a previous employer have a certain amount of time to reply to a notice sent by the unemployment office? I have been told that the unemployment office is still waiting to hear back from my previous employer before I can claim my benefits. It has been several weeks and I am just curious if there is a law that requires my previous employer to reply within a certain time period.
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# MC 2013-03-25 11:50
I filed for Un-imployment and was accepted in CA. One of the conditions of moving out of state is that I sign up with the "State Workforce Agency" for my jobs search. What agency is that? Do you have a link
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# LINDAK 2013-04-09 12:01
Question, I have a friend who's employed but might not be compensated with wages due to summer store renovations. The store will reopen and they still have a job but that will be 21/2 months most possibly, will they be able to collect due to this situation? Please advise and thank you.
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# Mary 2013-04-12 17:04
I took a job, discovered it was eating me up in gas to drive back & forth & I could not afford it so left there for another job closer to home & they kept cutting my hours so I got another job ( in insurance) and now this employer says he cannot pay me the 8 hr a day 40 hr a week because they are not writing enough business but I can be a PR person, go out and try to write business and if I do I will get a commission (10%) but no hourly pay....I am basically without a job. Can I file for unemployment? Please help me!
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# Laura 2013-04-13 14:10
I live in Florida, applied for unemployment benefits, recieved first check. What does it mean by first week unpayable, do I recieve that week at a later date? Thanks, Laura
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# Lisa Y 2013-04-26 09:41
My husband has worked at his job since Feb 4, 2013, previously we moved from Tampa after being laid off from a 1099 job which is what he normally worked. He has had very few w2'd jobs in the past. The one that he was just laid off from yesterday just so happened to be a w2 job. Does he qualify for unemployment? Has he worked long enough at the job to qualify? I can't find anything saying if he does or doesn't. Please help!
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# Carmen 2013-05-09 09:44
I worked for a doctors office for three month and was let go because they didn't need me anymore because another employee returned from maternity leave and they didn't need the extra person. My previous employer I had worked for 12 years and was let go for misconduct. I have been looking for work and have sent out my résumé to numerous places with no success. Do i qualify to apply for unemployment compensation?
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# Tom 2013-05-29 15:36
I have been with a company for 6 years. I was recently fired because I sent a sarcastic, juvenile email to a customer. Am I qualified to collect unemployment or does that meet the 'for cause' definition?
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# Brandi 2013-05-30 15:12
I have worked for a hotel for almost 2 years. As of late I have been verbally assaulted many times by a coworker. I have gone to my boss on many occasions because of this with no results. The manager comes back and tells my to grow up. I was verbally assaulted again the other day causing me to walk out and now I am told that I can not return to work although I have not been suspended or written up. I was also informed that while this coworker had yelled and cursed at me from across the business for everyone to hear that she was not in the wrong yet again and nothing would be done to her. I have also had issues with other coworkers trying to physically attack me and nothing was done. Do I now have grounds to leave my unsafe job and seek unemployment as it has been made clear that this is ok behavior and nothing will be done?
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# tag 2013-06-10 15:24
my claim and back pymt were approved 11 days ago, how long will it take to receive my card?? also just claimed another 2 wks already on card....no card.....PLS HELP
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# Neal 2013-07-08 14:06
I resigned from my job on June 14th, 2013 and moved back to New Jersey where I grew up, to take care of a family member with Dementia. I've been searching for jobs and not having any luck. I may land a low paying part time job in the meantime. Am I eligible to receive unemployment while still searching for a full time job in NJ? Been trying for 3 weeks now. Thank you.
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# Joshj 2013-07-21 19:53
I have a quick question. I have been on unemployment for a few months now, got a part time job and wont get paid until 2 weeks from now but i file my two weeks for unemployment in a week. Will i still get my unemployment in full since i have yet to get paid before the unemployed is paid? Confusing i know.
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# Stacey 2013-08-10 08:26
My husband's employer hasn't paid any of their employees for the last 2 weeks. The paychecks have been coming at least a week late for over 8 weeks now. They are having financial difficulties. This is causing all our bills to get behind. Is there anything that we can do about this. He is seeking a new job, but we have to get by until then. He is still currently employed by these people.
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# Leonard 2013-08-15 19:54
I have been working for over a year at Walmart - my hours have gotten shorter and shorter ------ can I collect for underemployment - if so how far back will I get reimbursed for?
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# LaToya D 2013-09-02 14:47
I have been claiming my weeks since the 1st week of June... I was denied because I did not make enough for that quarter... I was $14 short of qualifying... Well one of my employers for that quarter still owed me $ that was included on my W2... But I did have the handwritten letter & the receipt for the cash that she handed me...The receipt also showed that she still owes me $68... Anyway,I asked for a monetary reconsideration i instead of filing an appeal.... my question is,why is it taking 3 months to make a decision about $14? When I call the wage redetermination department,they dont return my calls & they havent answered my emails.... wat in the heck is going on???
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# jnm 2013-09-11 14:24
I recently applied for unemployment. My employer fired me for supposed "integrity" issues but told unemployment it was misconduct. I already had the phone interview with the adjudication dept and was told my case should be determined by close of business yesterday and I would receive a letter telling me what the decision was. So if the case is decided in my favor when will I get my benefits? Immediately? I claimed weeks two weeks ago and am due to claim on Monday. Im in FL.
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