Can You Get Unemployment If You Get Laid-Off?

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But, the short answer is yes.

If you've been laid-off you are eligible to receive unemployment benefits.

 

Can I Collect Unemployment If I Get Laid-Off?

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# anya 2010-08-26 09:42
I work for a municipality in Michigan. City government wants us to take 25 furlough days, taken 1 week at a time (5 weeks) spread out through the year. Would I qualify for unemployment for those weeks?
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# Site Admin 2010-09-02 20:27
Anya,

I couldn't find any information on this questions, so the best thing is to ask your manager or H.R. Department.

Please let us know what you find out.

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# kayla B. 2010-08-27 11:18
I've worked for a company since May of this year and today they "suspended" me indefinately. I did nothing to prompt this action. The Co. is suppose to be folding in October. Can I file a claim befor they fold
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# Site Admin 2010-09-02 20:23
Kayla B.,

It sounds to me like you got laid-off.

I would go ahead and file for unemployment if you need the assistance.

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# Deana M 2010-08-31 14:52
I only work 16 hours a week. Is there a mim. number of hours you have to work to collect unemployment?
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# Site Admin 2010-09-02 20:21
Deana M.,

There is not a minimum number of hours, but rather a certain amount of money that you had to make in your 'base period' in order to be eligible for unemployment.

If you are currently working part-time it is unlikely that you will be able to collect unemployment unless you were working full-time and subsequently had your hours or hourly wages reduced.

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# PAUL 2013-02-11 08:51
if you only worked part time and get laid off, are you still abole to draw unemploymt benefits?
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# Susan B 2010-09-02 20:28
I was the Education Director of a synagogue supplementary school for 25 years. For various reasons, the membership and student population of the synagogue have been drastically decreasing, and when they had to hire a new Rabbi - who was going to earn significantly more than the Rabbi who was retiring - they could no longer afford a separate line item for an Education Director as well. When I called to apply for unemployment, I was told I wasn';t eligiable as churches and synagogues are exempt and they have never paid anything in for me over these 25 years. Is there any recourse, or help that I can get?
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# Elizabeth D. 2010-09-07 10:45
I recently was injured on the Job and my dr said I cannot do heavy work for the next 6 months. I work at a stable where heavy work is required. But a week before I was injured I put in my resignation papers. Would I get unemployment benefits?
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# Stacy E 2010-09-07 21:33
What is the percentage of income that unemployment insurance pays based on your last job. I have heard 50%, 65% and everything in between. Anyone have any idea? I only made $12 per hour, 40 hrs a week.
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# Stacy E 2010-09-07 21:35
What percentage of your last job's income is paid to you when you get on unemployment? I have heard 50% and I have heard 65%. Does anyone know? I made $12 per hr and worked 40 hrs a week
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# Joyce M 2010-09-12 20:39
I am being laid off by a very large bank who tookover the brokage firm that I currently work for after 22 years. I am being offered a severence package. Can I claim for unemployment benefits while receiveing a severence package?
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# Gloria 2013-02-18 10:13
I'm trying to find the answer to this one as well, I'm in the same situation
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# chris o 2010-09-16 12:24
i was recently demoted from my gm position to assistant gm. my pay was cut considerably. if i resign because of my pay cut am i able to collect unemployment?
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# Karla 2011-10-24 14:38
You will not qualify for U.E. Benefits. Only if you lose your job, at no fault of your own.
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# Gary 2010-09-20 11:18
I was a teacher in the Excelsior Springs, Mo. school district and was laid off May, 2010. My last paycheck with the district was 8/31/10. Several other teachers were also laid off with me. Can I qualify for unemployment benefits?
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# Juelz 2010-09-22 22:31
I work at a large company in the factory. I was recently told that I have too many dr. Notes within a 6month period they will monitor my attendance n if I continue to miss work they will put me on a 6 month probation where if I miss any work I will be let go. I was told that a company can't fire u for dr. Notes but they can give u a permanent layoff. Is this true and if so will I qualify for unemployment?
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# Theresa 2010-09-30 08:56
I was working full time. was let go, have not been able to get a job in my field. got a part time job now that is not in my field but only make half the hourly wage I was making. Can I still get unemployment?
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# Brandon 2010-10-24 23:45
How long do you have to work before you are eligible to draw unemployment in Alabama?
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# Brandon 2010-10-24 23:47
How long do you have to work before being eligible to draw unemployment in the state of Alabama?
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# shayla 2010-10-29 14:17
What if I just came to america and I'm still just a temporary resident until next year can I. Still file for umemplyment if I get layed off? But I haven't filed taxes yet because I've only got here a year ago. Can I file for food stamps if I get laid off?
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# geraldine 2010-10-31 19:00
I have only eight (8) weeks of umeployment left to receive. Will I be contacted by you whether or not my benefits will be extended?

Thanks
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# Sandra 2010-11-05 13:11
I have two jobs. One I am self employed and the other I work for a company part time. I am being laid off any time in the next two months from the company that I work part time for. Am I eligable to collect unemployment even though I also have my self-employment job? Thanks for any info you can provide me with.
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# yasmen 2012-03-21 10:06
I am in this same situation. Were you found eligible to collect from the company and still be self employed?
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# Paul 2010-11-09 11:04
I have worked for myself for 10 years, but lost my bussiness. I never paid into UI while selfemployed. Three months ago I took a regular job and was laid off friday, do I quilafy for UI after only three months.
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# marcel 2010-11-12 17:11
I have been working for a company since the last week of may to now they are saying we will be laid off soon get i get unemployment???
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# arty 2010-11-30 17:00
I work for a very lge. co. on straight comm. I am required to be at work each morning @ 8 or 8:30 to make phone calls to generate my own appts. They have medical benefits that I pay for. They give me a stipend for my phone monthly, and a partial gas allowance each week,they take taxes out of my commissions, does this make me an employee? If I donot sell anything, I donot receive any $'s. However, I do have to pay my share of the medical benefits.
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# thomas s 2010-12-01 08:57
hi i was filing for unemployment i worked for a daily labor i was laidoff last week and i was wondering if i was eligable for it i worked 488 hours what do i do?
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# April 2010-12-16 09:34
I am moving from FL to TN in Feb. as I can not afford my home any longer and am in process of short sale. So I will have to quit my job here in FL. that I work only 25 hours a week at now due to doctors orders for medical issues. Will I be able to qualify for unemployment? Thanks
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# Andrea 2010-12-17 17:21
I am 19. My parents live out of town. I was accepted to nursing school but because of it, my boss has cut down my hours to even 10 hours a week (christmas week by the way) while others are still working their average 25-40 hours. would I qualify even though I am going full time to school?
-Thank you
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# Lamontane 2011-12-28 20:20
How did this work out for you. My jobs cuts my hours when they dont have worth and I am going back to school in a month.
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# amy h 2010-12-19 17:34
can i receive unemployment benefits if im a part time student and just got laid off/fired from my job?
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# Susan 2010-12-23 01:12
I am working at a place that is very hands on training. I am not doing well despite trying my hardest. They have given me 2 weeks to improve or I will be let go. Will I be able to file for unemployment.
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# Sarah 2011-01-17 18:42
Hello,

I just got laid off from my part time job today due to "decreased work volume."
My question is I am a part time student as well, will I be able to get unemployment? I live in Wyoming
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# Kierra A 2011-01-20 18:15
Hi,

I am going to be laid off from my primary (35+ hrs/ week) job as of 1/28/10; however, I do have another secondary job in which I only work about 7.5hrs/ week so I am wondering whether ot not I would qualify for unemployment benefits here in Michigan or not because of the fact that I do have that other job that I work 1 day per week?
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# Jason 2011-01-24 10:33
I retired from a large company 8 years ago (after 30 years)and collect a pension. 5 years ago I went back to work for the same company through its "temp staffing entity" and will be laid off next month (lack of work/funding.) Will I qualify for Connecticut unemployment benefits? My current (last 5 years) wages have been ~$20,000 annually; my pension is ~$40,000 annually. Thanks.
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# Tony 2013-01-07 22:41
I have a simular situation and now waiting for a review. When I returned at the company's request I was told I could work for 1000 hours within a calendar year, however, I was laid off at 500 hours. My thought even though I was receiving a pension for my original employment, this recall and lay off should allow me qualification for unemployment benefits.
Did you receive an answer to your question?
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# Bill 2011-02-02 16:10
I have been in the real estate business and building business for 40 yrs and now my business is totally dead. Being that I have paid into unemployment for many years, do I qualify to receive benefits??
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# Ashley B 2011-03-03 13:47
I was recently hired by a law firm in ohio. My start date wa February 18th, 2011. Now there are rumors that the firm is closing down and I will be laid off or fired amoung several other lawyers and secretaries. My question is will I qualify for un-employment? and how long do I need be employed or how many hours must I have worked in order to collect un-employment from this employer?
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# Samantha A 2011-04-04 04:21
I work in Kansas for a small comp. I have worked there for over a year full time 40 plus hours a week. I was on had a baby back in the end of Jan came back March 1st got my full time hours back for only a week then they ut my hours n now my boss called me yesterday and told me that I'm not needed anymore. I had put my sons two week notice in at the place I work at but not mine. All I said to my boss was I think my last day is gonna be April 20th but I'm not sure yet. My question is can I get unemployment?
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# Gina D. 2011-04-06 06:48
The company that I work for is possibly going to have a Furlough. I live in Massachusetts and was wondering if you can collect unemployment during a Furlough.
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# Brie 2011-04-20 10:10
I am a flight attendant and my base is closing. They want me to relocate more then 50 miles away from where I live now. If I leave the company will I be eligible for unemployment?
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# Megan 2011-04-21 08:37
I have worked for a company for 6 months now and am being laid off, my question is that I am working through a temp. service. I want to know if I am still eligible for unemployment. I am also nine months pregnant and when I leave to have the baby that is when my job will be terminated. Due to a new software system the job will not be filled when I leave so this isn't a problem that they are getting rid of me because I am pregnant. I worked full time for other employer prior to this temporary job with no time off between jobs.
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# Jamie 2011-04-27 10:30
I am relocating to another state and putting my notice in to my employer now. Will I be able to receive unemployment till I find another job?
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# Alex 2011-06-09 19:10
i was working full time at the airport as a custodian i worked for about 5-6 months switched schedule to on- call and i was dropped from the list.. am i eligible?
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# Joe 2011-06-13 10:06
if a situation at work happened and my job didnt do anything about if for a month and a half then they fired me out of the blue what can i do to file for unemployment cause i think it was wrong full termination
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# Amanda 2011-06-24 14:26
I'm technically part-time at my current job in Massachusetts but I work 40+ hours a week. My store is closing for a month for construction and we aren't being transferred to another store or being compensated for that month. Am I eligible for unemployment for that month?
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# steve 2011-07-01 12:03
I live in MI and would like to know how long do I have to be working to be able to collect unemployment? I can not find a place that will tell me this, is it 6 months or a serttin amount I need to make before I can file or recieve unemployment? Thanks
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# Theresa 2011-07-15 12:23
I work at a school here in michigan,I get laid off after school is out and return back in the fall. I usually have a summer job but this summer so far i have not been able to get one and just living on child support since Iam part of a u ion at this school can i collect underemployment ?
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# anthony 2011-07-15 19:20
I worked for a small start up company for about 9 months and never signed an employment agreement and was told I would be responsible for my taxes. I was paid directly from them not a payroll company. I was an independent contractor was their term. I was let go due to downsizing and was wondering if I can get unemployment benefits?
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# Lola 2011-07-18 23:42
I recently got a seasonal job with the Alaska railroad, supposed to work until the first freeze and maybe a little longer. Can I draw unemployment benefits to include food stamps or something, after I am laid off.They say that I will probably be brought back in April 2012
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# AJ 2011-07-20 02:29
I worked in DC. It is July 20, 2011. I was laid off on April 30, 2010 from a law firm. I live in VA. VA law states that I need to file my claim in DC. I didn't because...I was looking, thought I would find a new job, was using savings, was embarrassed, etc. Now, I really need the benefit. Is it too late to file now? I was laid off 14 months ago and no job since then.
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# Judy 2011-07-21 13:47
I live in OK. I tried to file previously but was told since I left that seasonal job for another job that I was not eligible since I was not laid off. More recently--here's my question: I worked a seasonal job for the state. I began working July 5, missed one day (July 15) and the job ends today. Does UIB count 14 actual days of work or does it count 14 days from the start date? Thanks for your help.
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# Amanda 2011-07-22 09:36
I was working for a temp agency and I was laid off. They keep offering me temp positions but I am looking for a permanent job like they originally gave me. Would I be able to collect until they find me a permanent job? Thanks
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# sabrina 2011-07-24 10:18
I have 2 jobs.I am loosing my higher paying job due to (RIF) reduction in workforce.Can I receive unemployment?
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# Sharrie B 2011-07-27 17:44
I have worked for a school district in Missouri for eight years on a yearly contract. I was told that I would have a job this Fall, but now it has fallen thru. Do I qualify, and how do I collect unemployment? My last day of work was May 30th.
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# sayer 2011-08-10 21:07
If I am laid off but offered a different job but this new job that I would only be home 2 days a week can I get unemployment. Or would I have to take the other job?
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# Susan H. 2011-08-16 16:40
I work for the local school district. I drove a school bus for a pre-school program that the school board voted on 1-12-2011 not to offer for the 2011-2012 school year. School starts in two days,I do not have a full time bus route anymore. My boss, the head of transportaion for the district, said I can stay n sub or trip drive for the district. I loose all benefits(IMRF/Dental and Vision) The school district has not RIF'D(reduction in force) me or told me that I do not have a job. I read it in the paper in Janurary that I would not have a job. What do I do now. Can I file unemployment.
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# Kayla B. 2011-08-23 11:29
If i was laid off of my job and i am filling out the unemployment online what do i put in the box for the reason of separation if the only reasons they have is Lack of Work, Voluntarily Resigned/Quit, Discharged/Fired ?
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# Lisa 2011-08-31 19:37
I work at a convience store/ gas station. It is going to be sold to another company, The company I work for will let me move to another store same city, or the company buying said they will keep us but pay will be cut and hours different and not the same store I am at now, if I do not take this options am I eligible for unemployment..
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# Roger W.` 2011-09-05 14:56
I got hired last month as a Temp/Contractor for GE energy. Then i got laid off this Friday that just passed because apparently they had to make cuts. So i worked for about 3 weeks and a half then got laid off.
Is there a specific amount of time you have to be working for to file for unemployment?
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# onlyonealice 2011-09-08 09:47
I've been working for this company for 11 months, however 9 of those months were as a free intern (which I have now realized is actually illegal). They've "let me go" to hire someone new claiming they cannot afford me any longer. (I started asking about health insurance since I heard it was illegal for them to have me there full time and not give me health insurance the way they had intended to.)
I live in California, do I qualify for unemployment? Before working at this company I worked part time at a different company.
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# Amy 2011-09-12 10:10
I was laid off in NJ from my job of 20 months in Feb. 2009. I collected UE, including all the extenions, and exhausted my benefits as of December 2010. I began working for a new company in March 2011 (September 28th will mark 6 months with this company.) It now looks as if I may get laid off from this job as well. My questions are: How long must one be employed (or how much $ would I have to have made before being eligible for a new claim of NJ UE benefits? If I were to be laid off and were to file a new claim would my eligibility be effected by the fact that I exhausted all benefits from a previous claim? Would the amount of time I could collect be effected by either the amount of time I spent working with this new company, the amount of $ I've earned with this new company, or the fact that I exhausted all my benefits from a previous claim?
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# Chevelle 2011-09-13 17:48
In South Carolina if an employee is made to take a weeks furlough from work do they qualify for unemployment benefits?
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# Linda 2011-09-14 12:23
Can I collect unemployment if my office shuts down for 2 weeks at the end of the year, and I don't get paid?
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# krisitn 2011-09-20 09:18
my husband is being told he has 2 weeks to find another job or go to utah for 6 weeks and then possibly be out of work after that. he has only been with this company since april. does he qualify for unemployment? and if he does decide not to go to utah to stay here and look for a job will that hurt him i getting it cuz his boss can ay i gave him a chance to work longer? i am jut so confused and need help. and we live in las vegas nevada
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# stephan nj 2011-09-28 17:27
I live in nj. I was working 3 jobs. One seasonal and two part time. I quit one job in july in which i was working 1 day a week. in september my full time job ended and i was laid off. Still work part time at 3rd job. i applied for and was accepted for UI and now got a letter that an appeal is scheduled for 'quit job without good cause....' Will I be elgible for UI or am I disqualified
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# Fiore 2012-05-13 22:09
Stephan. I am going thr. a similar situation. Do you mind sharing the outcome to yours?
Thank you in advanced
Fiore
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# Bob 2011-09-29 14:23
i retired in July this year from the comp i worked for 24 years now i am employed by a city in California for a 1000 hours.i know i am gonna be laid of pretty soon but they promised me they hire me back the next fiscal year so after 6 months.my question is am i eligible in the mean time for unemployment until they hire me back?
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# Noah 2011-10-16 14:09
i have been temporarily suspended because of a wrist injury that keeps me from performing certain tasks at my work. i can still work, just not to the full extent i was before i fractured my wrist. they say it's going to take 6-8 weeks too heal. do i qualify for unemployment for those 8 weeks?
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# Garret 2011-10-19 11:04
How many weeks or hrs do you have to work for a company before you can claim unemployment? I think I may be getting laid off soon and need the money while Im looking for another job.
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# Jennifer 2011-10-20 03:56
I was on FMLA and my 12 weeks ran out. I did not realize the 12 wks was up already and did not go back. I received my Cobra insurance info. in the mail in just a few days stating I was terminated. Is there any way possible I can get unemployment. My fiance is extremely sick any may not have much longer with us. I would really like to spend as much time with him as I can. Just wanted some advice...do u think unemployment is possible in my case?
Thank You.
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# Jennifer 2011-10-29 12:08
I've been working for about a year and a half, at first full-time and then part time (about 20hrs a week) and the company recently laid off most of the employees including me. Am I eligible even though I am only a part-time student?
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# Melissa 2011-11-01 14:05
I am on temporary disabilty, my employer terminated me while on disability, when my disability runs out, can I file for uneployment?
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# Pat 2011-11-02 13:13
I work for a small company of 5 employees in Florida. Every year the office closes 3 weeks in the summer, and 2 weeks every Christmas. The owner does not pay the employees during these periods, and that means that the employees go without pay. The regular work hours are limited to 36 hours a week the rest of the year. Are the employees eligible for unemployment during these times?
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# Tino 2011-11-02 21:39
I retired from the military 4 years ago and have been working for a company in Florida since that time. Am i eligible for Florida unemployment if i get laid off.
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# david 2011-11-13 01:26
I got laid off 1and ahalf years in texas and bin on unemployment ever since. I moved to hawii, can i get unemployment here?
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# rosemary 2011-11-14 10:16
i am inquiring for a friend who is on social security & has been working 18 hours a week and was recently laid off can she collect unemployment benefits
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# Gema 2011-11-21 12:54
I currently work at a toyota car dealerahip. I began work on august 10th and I work in service 40 hours a week. They are laying people off and I need to know if I qualify for unemployment benefits.
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# Linda 2011-11-21 19:53
I work part time 24 hrs weekly in North Carolina. If I am laid off will I be elligable for Unemployment Insurance.
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# Matt 2011-12-07 12:00
I have worked the last 2 years as a manager for a oil company. I will be getting laid off as of Dec. 31 and a new company will be taking over. If the new company matches my current pay but requires additional responsibilitie s as well as requiring me to work a completely different shift, do I qualify for unemployment?
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# Rebecca 2011-12-08 13:00
I am taking maternity leave soon from my job, If I am laid off during that time can I collect unemployment? I have not worked for the company for a year so i am not protected by the FMLA.
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# Stephen 2011-12-15 13:04
I work for a large manufacturer in NY. In 2012 the plant is being shut down between 5 and 8 days each month. Can I collect unemployment for the days the plant is shut down?
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# swan 2011-12-15 13:31
I have been a city employee for 20 years and recently got charged with a crime. The case is still pending. I have been on Paid leave, but they will be changing it to unpaid leave until the outcome of the trial. Can I collect unemployment benifits until I get re-instated????
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# Angelica v 2011-12-17 12:36
Hi I have a questions about if I can qualify for unemployment? Ok I work at jack in the box in colorado springs I had no intention on quiting anytime soon, but I am pregnant and I was in the ER friday/ saturday and I called in work to say I wasnt able to go to work on saturday and than on tuesday I got off work and I came down with the stomach flu and I had to call off again but I didnt go to the dr because it was a 24 hr virus. Now I went back to work on thursday because wesnesday was my day off so when I returned to work they said I wasnt as loud to clock back in to work until I had a dr. note saying I had the stomach flu. So now I cant go to the dr saying I was sick last week to get a note because I didnt go to the dr. but im not aloud to go back to work but im still on the schedule so can I apply for unemployment?
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# Kb 2011-12-25 23:30
I worked as a federal work study since march of this year and in October they told me that they couldn't pay me anymore I had to move and am now in tx I was in ca . Can I get unemployment ? I have tried so many times here to find work and the bills are getting bad , I really need help...
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# Igor 2011-12-29 09:26
So my question is I recently started working for a landscape comp and now I'm worried maybe I'll get laid off am I still eligible if I have only been with the comp just over a month? And befor that I wasn't working for 1 month. Between jobs.
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# michele 2012-01-01 17:09
i worked my job for 5 years but decided to change jobs. i found a new one and then quit the old one and after 3 days of actually working the new job the business closed down. i know i didn't work there long enough to draw benefits but will it bounce back to my previous job. no one new the new job was going to close the door. everyone got laid off. i guess that is what you call it. please let me know.
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# jes 2012-01-01 22:02
The place i work at is closing for about 2 weeks, and i was told 2 days before, would i qualify?
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# Daniel 2012-01-02 04:56
I live in raleigh nc an worked for a company for 3 years the owner has workmens comp issues and couldnt afford to continue the company in his name so he has put the company in his wifes name to get cheaper insurance so as of the 1st of the year i dont have a job with him I had to fill out an application for his wife to hire me wich involved a drug test wich i failed for marijuana wich isnt a secret to anyone i smoke been smoking the whole threeyears ive worked there never had any issues never hert never written up its not my fault other people got hert an he cant afford to run it under the same name his wife did say though all i have to do is pass the drug test an shell hire me im a great employee my thing is though i wasnt fired from the other company they just went under am Iintitled to collect unemployment untill i pass which takes a month
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# John 2012-01-03 07:50
I live & work in Fl I was working for a company under a government grant I received a W-2 but I got no benefits so I was not considered a full-time employee Can I receive unemployment benefits? The grant ended
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# Nancee 2012-01-10 15:05
I work part-time (20 hrs. pr wk) and the business I am employed at is closing...I have been with the company 15 years. Will I be eligible for unemployment?
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# Rob 2012-01-10 16:42
I was just notified today that I am being laid off due to the elimination of my position "primarily due to budgetary and organization changes and not necessarily due to any individual sales performance or lack of effort" I have been with this company for 6 months and the previous 18 months as an independent health and life insurance agent. Am I eligible for unemployment?
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# Pat 2012-01-17 12:14
I worked full time (40 hours) and has been cut to 32 hours 3 years ago. My employer has told me that he is not paying unemployment benefits to the state on me. My question is - how do I report this and what if the company were to go out of business? I wouldn't be able to collect unemployment would I?
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# Pat 2012-01-17 12:16
Sorry, I forgot to include that I live and work in the State of Michigan.
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# john 2012-01-20 13:24
how can i view my how oney i have if i were to file an unemployment claim? and i l9ive in pennsylvania and work in new jersey. my employer took out nj taxes from my pay check. what do i do? shouldn't he be taking out pa since thats where i have lived
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# Anthony 2012-01-26 12:18
I didn't get fired or quit my job they stopped calling me to come in. I been out of work for nearly a month now is that considered being laid off and if so will i be eligible to collect unemployment
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# Cindy 2012-01-26 23:52
I worked a job in Texas for 12 years and quit. I recently went to work for a contractor and after 2 weeks I got laid off due to RIF. There was a break in my employment for 6 months. Am I eligible to receive unemployment?
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# versa 2012-02-01 10:31
if i am laid off and company has us apply for lower job and i select offer because pay is to low can i opt for laid off instead
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# lynne 2012-02-06 08:06
I work for a Temp agency that is subcontracted by a school district in Michigan, I work the school year and then off in the summer. At the end of the school year, in June, i receive a letter asking if I'll come back in the fall. I always say yes and then in August i get my letter. I was told i could apply for unemployment benefits durning the summer. Is this the case?
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# eva 2012-02-13 21:46
I am a single mom who works two jobs to make ends meet. One is full time as an aide with the school system for 12 years and the other is part-time with a newspaper company for 7 1/2 years. The news paper is closing it's doors. Can I draw any unemployment?
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# danielle 2012-02-20 23:13
I was layed off from a position for "economical reasons" on friday and started a new job on monday. The problem is that my new position isnt the position that I was told I would have, my boss had added several new things on my workload. and there are moral issues because i believe he is guilty of fraud. I now work in debt settlement , and he is collecting funds from customers , some that he shouldnt be, i have asked that he fix it and he ignores me. Last week , friday I was told by 2 clients thats they were going to send ppl to do an investigation and that we should all be in jail. (forgot to mention he went on a business trip to africa thursday afternoon) when I tried to contact him to ask him a few questions, his wife called and asked that I not bother him in africa because he has to consintrate while he is there... what should I do. I am scared that if there is an investigation I would be in troub le for saying nothing. And I have small children , without a job or unemployment I will lose my house... What should I do!
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# Derrick 2012-02-21 15:36
I live in Missouri I work 40 hours I have recently been laid off from work due to school issues and I been with this company for 2 years . Am I able to collect unemployment?
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# Chris 2012-02-22 00:03
I live in Missouri I work 40 hours I have recently been laid off from work due to school issues and a recent unsafe work environment/argument and I been with this company for 2 years . Am I able to collect unemployment?
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# brittney 2012-02-23 08:50
i have been working since november full-time and i just found out they have to cut my hours back and give me a furlow day which means i am off a hole day. I was wondering if i could fill for unemployment?
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# Jamesha 2012-03-07 19:35
I've worked at Macys since october 2011 and I started out as seasonal. It came to an end for most seasonal employees in late december early January but I was hired for regular. I had pretty good hours at first but then they kept getting shorter and shorter and weeks would go by with my only working 1 day if any. It is now march 7th and I haven't worked a single day since February 14th. Everytime I talk to them they say there aren't any hours avaible. So would I be laid off and am I eligible for unemployment?
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# Jim 2012-03-17 15:27
1) How long can a company insist on not having enough work to a full- time hourly employee and encourage volunteer absentism without pay but not allow you unemployment?
2) How long can a company insist that they do not have enough work and prevent you from entering their premises or you report to work, they pay you for 3 hrs and they send you home many days?

Thanks and God Bless
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# Gary 2012-03-17 20:53
I have worked for Walmart for a year and a half, I have had some attendance issues due to my health but have never been coached or disciplined and have provided Walmart with doctors notes in every case. I have also been waiting on Vocational Rehab to let me know if they were going to help me or not due to my injuries that limit my ability at work. I got the letter from them yesterday and shared the letter with Walmart. They immediately laid me off but added once I get a go ahead from my doctors that they would be very happy to have me back to work. I have no idea how long it will take to get both rotator cuffs repaired and get my meniscus tendon fixed. Would I be eligible for unemployment in this instance?
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# Janie 2012-03-19 12:26
I worked full time until retirement 12/3/2011. On 1/4/2012 I started working for a private company full time (40 hrs wkly). Starting 3/12 my hours were reduced from 40 to 16 hrs per week. Am I eligible for unemployment?
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# sal 2012-03-23 19:58
Im a teachers assistant at an elementary school
And im getting laid off sometime in june
Will I be able to collect unemployment even if I sign a reduction-in-force?
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# Angie 2012-04-12 14:53
I may be receiving a lay off notice in the near future. If I opt to take a deferred retirement and not bump to a lower position would I be eligible for unemployment beneftis? I would not be able to draw the retirement benefits for 5-1/2 years.
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# Carrie 2012-04-12 15:09
I got laid off from a part-time job(4 hrs/week) due to budget curs. I currently work full time at another job but I needed the extra income to stay afloat with bills/rent/etc. I'm now 3 days from moving and unsure if I'll even make rent without this additional income(the whole move was budgeted including this additional money) Do I qualify for any assistance???
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# Amy 2012-04-12 16:38
My company was downsizing and I was given 2 choices, either be termed or voluntarily resign with a severance package. I took the severance with voluntary resignation, would I be eligible for unemployment benefits? I live in Nebraska.
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# nurse 2012-04-12 22:07
ok so i need some help on my current situation, i work for a nursing home which has a long term unit as well as a rehab side, i was recently sent home from work on fri of last wk,when i ended up going to the ER for spotting(bleedi ng) let me also take the time to mention im 7months pregnant and have been working 32hrs in 2days and we are required to lift very heavy pts at times,anyways when i informed the dr of all this her face dropped,she then gave me a note stating i can absolutely continue working just only 8hrs per day and not to lift over 15lbs.i brought the note into my work and they said they could not accomidate me,they also said they wouldnt fight unemployment if i pursued that but i dont trust them so if anyone has any ensight to help me ,id greatly appreciate it so would my soon to be little one, thanks
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# sandra 2012-04-13 21:18
if my employer reduces my hours to 24 a week, must I agree to the reduction or can I request a lay off and collect unemployment while I look for full time work?
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# Sergio 2012-04-16 15:40
I had been working full time for almost 6 years in the same company as a freelance video editor for a television channel and all of the sudden they told me that there would be changes in the company and that they were gonna start bringing and testing new editors, They put me on an "on call" list. I haven't gotten a call from them, so haven't been working for the past 3 weeks and I want to know if I can collect unemployment while I look for full time work?
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# Jake 2012-04-18 22:08
I have been working for same company for about few years and never collected umployement before. currently I am so stressed out from the pressure from my job, my eyes oftenly get bloody red from stress (lots of pain), feel like i am about to mentally snap, and having depression, lack of sleep. this has been going on for while months. I haven't been to the doctor yet due to lack of money. anyway I was wondering if I can resign from my job, would i be able to collect unemployment? I live in NY
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# Kathryn 2012-05-03 14:08
I work for Chrysler LLC. I'm a new hire and was brought in for Orientation on 3-31-2012 (Today is 5-2-2012). I was told that at this time (between my orientation and my next work date), I am on layoff. Am I eligible for Unemployment, even though I technically only worked for one day?
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# Brittany 2012-05-07 13:48
I have been working at south of the border as of May of 2011 and i had some attendance issue cause of my father illness .So I' am currently laid off .Am i eligible for unemployment.
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# Fiore 2012-05-13 21:44
I was working in New Jersey two full time jobs one from 8 to 5 Mon-Frid which I have worked for over 10 years and the other one 6 to 10 pm mon-fri and saturday and Sunday from 8 or 9 am to 4 or 5 pm. which I started working since April 5, 2010 until I got laid off on September 12, 2010
I accepted a severance package from the first one with the effective date of separation as of Sept 4, 2012 and one week later on September 12, 2012 without prior knowledge I was laid off from my second full time job.
Am I eligible for unemployment in the State of New Jersey if I applied for it on Sept 12 the same day I got laid off?
Thanks for your help
I have done tons of research but it seems to me my situation is not very common and can only find one case on it Merke vs. Hip but i would like your opinion
Thanks again
Fiore
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# breas 2012-05-15 10:59
I am currently a 10 month employee at the school district and I don't get paid during the summer months when school is out . Do I qualify for unemployment during those months?
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# Joanie 2012-05-27 14:28
I am a temporary contracted teacher in California. Every year they give me a contract for the year, then give me a letter at the end of the school year stating that they are releasing me. Then, they turn around and offer me another temporary contract for the next school year. So, technically, I am laid off over the summer. Can I collect unemployment over the summer, even if I sign a contract that won't start until the start of next school year?
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# Susan 2012-06-24 17:29
How long do I need to work for a company to qualify for
unemployment benefits if i was laid off
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# lynn 2012-06-27 09:35
My company was recently bought out by another company the name will change if the new owners don't keep the staff or give the same job title an responsibilitys will I qualify for unemployment
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# christina 2012-06-29 19:40
How long does my husband have before he cannot apply for unemployment bennefits? He has been laid off from a career of 3 years and he thinks there gonna give him a new position.
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# Mike 2012-07-23 05:30
If I work whenever it is available, and have not worked for three weeks, can I file for unemployment? I am technically still employed but my job is massively slow right now.
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# carol 2012-08-11 09:26
i worked part time for 6 years , then i cut my hours back to16 hours a week 2 years ago,i got fired ,can i collect unimplyment?
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# Rachele C. 2012-08-17 20:32
I recently (as of today) was let go 9laid off) from my job. They stated it was due to not having enough work for me. Within 4 hours after the told me I would be laid off I received a message from a higher up that a position within the agency would be offered to me. This position is in a different location, working different hours and has a slightly different responsiblity. I honestly no longer want to work for this Agency. Would I still be eligible for unemployment if the agency lays me off then offers another position (even if it is slightly different)?
Thank you
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# Amber 2012-08-22 18:07
I have worked at a small Y for 6 years. I work different departments throughout the year depending on my schedule. Unfortantley they could not work around my school schedule this semester. I have not been able to find another job as of right now. Would i qualify unemployment.
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# Sunshine 2012-08-31 13:32
I resigned from my position after relocating over two hours from work and applying for several positions within the company. When I accepted the position they promised to move an hour closer and defaulted on that. It was a mutual release from my company but I gave a letter of resignation. I was declined unemployment and would like to appeal this. Any suggestions?
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# rolando 2012-09-17 03:23
I worked for a month in the cotton but i needed two days off due to being there to sign the babys birth certifacate and my boss man ended up just not calling me back hen i called him and told him i was ready to go back
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# Simon s 2012-09-24 15:32
Question, i have been working 40hrs a week since April 2012 in CA. Work has slowed down dramatically in the last month and it is a seasonal job. I may be laid off soon and I have a out of state ID. Am i still eligible for benefits or do i have to get a California ID??? Thank you!!
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# Rick 2012-09-24 16:11
I work for A.C.H . They sold to fourecia and I'm waiting to be transferred to fords. They want me to sign with a contractor and work there or take a lay- off until i get transferred. Can i collect unemployment. I live in Michigan
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# hello 2012-11-02 22:37
I currently have 2 jobs there both part time (20 hrs a week) and I was recently told I was going to be laid off in 2 weeks do to winter time :( can I file unemployment for that one job? The other one will stiill maintain its part time status. HELP!! This is in the state of kansas
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# Diana 2012-11-16 07:35
I quit a job to start a better paying/better benefits/more home time job. After 3 months on the new job, I was placed in LAYOFF status & am still in layoff status. I filed a UIA claim the day after I was laid off but have not rec'd payment. They say I do not qualifu because of the job I quit I didn't allow employer to rectify the situation. I have never in my 50 years applied for unemployment but I did NOT choose to be laid off. What should I do...after a month of being laid off from that company I have accepted a job elsewhere because I couldn't afford NO INCOME. Should I still receive the unemployment for the month I was not working due to LAYOFF?
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# Jennifer 2012-11-21 13:56
I live in Florida. My daughter is going to a lot of doctors appointments and I have no one else to take her because I am a single mom. I am on intermittent FMLA but that's only 1-2 hours a week and 1-2 hours a month for her appointments. Can I received unemployment benefits if my company fires me for performance management issues(i.e. missing work to care for her)?
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# willie 2012-11-28 12:44
I worked in nj from june 25 2012 until november 16 2012 do i qualify for unemployement? they told me based on last 18 months i dont can I fight this?
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# Suzanne 2012-11-30 11:18
I was laid off from a temporary position and I am a part time student. Am I eligible for unemployment benefits while I an still in school?
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# rj 2012-12-01 03:55
i have a question concern about my job right if i can collect the rest of my hours.i told my manager that i going to have a part time job but never tell her that im quiting at work and then she hire a new guy and then she assume that I'm leaving so she just cut back my hours like suppose to be 40 hours a week she only give me 27 hours but im still working as a full time and i never give any letters or notice regarding that im gonna quit at work i never even start on my part time job and yet im the longest worker at my work place and she just cut my hours and told me that i need to give your hours to the new guy because i heard that your leaving so i explain again that im not leaving and she said i cant do nothing about it. so what should i do??
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# billie 2012-12-05 18:42
I have been an intern at a big company for about 19 months now getting paid $18/hr averaging 40 hours a week. My manager's initial plan was to hire me on as a regular employee when I completed school and received my bachelors degree. I'm a month away from completing school and now my manager is saying that the company's budget can't cover me as a regular employee after I graduate. Can i file for unemployment when they let me go?
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# kisha 2012-12-06 08:41
Hi i work 40hours a week they just laid me off am i able to get unemployment?
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# corey 2012-12-06 12:57
iv ben working at this place sence june 2012. i work 7 days then get 7 off starts on wensdays. my boss told me that we wont be working untel my last two days of work. could i get unaployment?
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# Sue 2012-12-06 15:19
I worked remotely in my home in florida for a company in AZ. I have lost my job, budget cuts, on 11/27/12. They gave me 5 weeks severence, which I recieved in a lump sum. When doI file and which state?
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# tay 2012-12-11 17:14
I dont know whether i was laid off or not I am a full time college student I was working at a company as a pt worker 18-24 hours a week when i was not in school. Before thanksgiving break i got in contact with my manager to find out when i could come back to work, and she told me that the company no longer had seasonal as an option for work so all of the seasonal employees were laid off. My main problem is nobody notified me of this...and it is extremely hard for a college student to find seasonal employment over breaks. I have never sought for unemployment because i did not think I qualified can anybody help me out?
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# macker 2012-12-13 12:28
I have been on long term disability and this is my last month receiving it. My company let me go while I was on disability. I am not qualified to receive disability for the rest of my life because I am not completely incapacitated. I want to know if I can collect unemployment after my disability runs out which will be this month. I have been continually looking for a job but to no avail.
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# mike 2012-12-17 12:23
i worked for a security company and you have to be licensed to work there i got arrested 7 months ago and because of that my company couldn't get my license renewed so i was fired. Do i qualified to receive unemployment?
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# belinda 2012-12-21 17:03
our plant has two planned shutdowns a year if you are laid off the week before and yhe week after the planned week shutdown you will be entitled to get unemployment benefit , but if you work those weeks before and after you be off that week without pay. i live in the state of georgia and i feel regardless of that i should be able ot recieve benefits whether i work or not prior to that week. please help me to understand this
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# Frankie 2012-12-26 11:11
About to be put on LWP (Leave Without Pay) for a period of 6-9 months. Employer pays medical insurance benefit during this time. Is UIA available for this period? Will all vacation time/ pay have to be exhausted?

If my hours were reduced to 20 hours/ week, can I draw supplimental pay?
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# preston 2013-01-02 23:57
why do i have to wait till april to collect unemployment when i got laid off today. obamas extenstion has nothing to do with my being laid off. i h=AVE NO MONEY CANT PAYMY RENT I THOUGHT IF YOU GET LAID OFF THE EMPLOYER PAYS MY UNEMPLOYMENT. DID YOU GET THE MONEY FROM OBAMBA YET? PLEASE REPLY VERY CONFUES. I A ENTITLED TO UNEMPLOYMENT FROM MY PAST EMPLOYER.
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# Alexus 2013-01-17 01:07
I have been working between part & full time since April of 2012. The last month or so I have been making 27-24 hour weeks because of business not being very active. I work for a cafe & was laid off today because of there labor percentages. I did nothing to cause being laid off. And really counted on the money I made. I was making my checks & then I was claiming my tips every day that I do work. Do I qualify ?
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# Kim 2013-01-23 17:11
What are the requirements in NJ for collecting partial unemployment? I was working for a restaurant that hasn't scheduled me in over a month! Weekly the schedule is sent to my email & my name is still posted but I haven't been scheduled & although I do work part time at another restaurant, it isn't enough! Am I eligible fir partial benefits????
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# Jim 2013-01-27 19:25
I am curious if I can resume my unemployment claim resulting from my Lay-off at a previous company. I ended my claim upon securing another job in January of 2009. I have since completed this job and been hired and laid-off of this last job. I have been collecting unemployment but it has run out just recently. I have Parkinsons Disease and am waiting on Social Security to start. Can I collect unemployment from my previous claim until the Social Security starts?
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# gonzalo 2013-01-28 11:52
Ive been working for this company for 6 years +.
I was making 500 a week. what is the percentage that unemployment gives you? Ive been told different numbers.
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# Joe 2013-01-28 15:40
Do I have to be a resident of GA to collect unemployment? I am transition from the Army.
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# Marie 2013-01-28 16:46
I just recently found out my comany is closing in 3 weeks. ive been with this company for 10+yrs. my question is will i be able to file and if so how soon can i file for unemployment? can i start now or do i have to wait till the last day of employment
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# rock 2013-01-28 17:46
i have one of those company's who drag's you along by giving you 3 days every 2 weeks or so while its slow . cant pay the bills anymore . they wont layoff people . they just keep telling you there's no work right now what should i do . file?
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# Karen 2013-02-17 19:25
My company did a mass lay off and I was demoted with my salary taken. My salary was drasticallyredu ce and i canoot survive on that further more phase 2 of the lay off is coming as they are outsourcing. Can i collect if i decide not to take the lower position?
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# Jim 2013-02-18 16:22
I just had major surgery i will off of work four at least 7 mos. can i get unemployment
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# Desi R 2013-02-24 21:46
I was working two jobs both part time and now the office manager said " New management signs the papers next week so i feel its best to let you go now before this happens so you can collect unemployment, because when she takes over i have a feeling all hell will break lose and she will try to sabotage you" now how does that work? is this considered just cause? and will i be able to collect if i am still working part time at another job?
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# Steph 2013-02-26 15:56
I applied for unemployment and stated that I was Laid Off. Mt previous Employer is contesting it saying I was terminated.
I have my phone interview tomorrow with a hearing officer. Basically, there was Nepotism going on in the office. The Dentist I worked for told me that "It was not a good fit" and I was a good assistant , but she was letting me go. I know for a fact that she wanted me to stay for a few days and train my replacement who had no Dental Experience who happened to be the Relative of the Doctor. I know she let me go because she could pay her a lot less $ than me because she had no Experience. Can I still get Unemployment based on this situation ? My previous Employer is contesting it so she does not have to pay more $ for Unemployment compensation because she has gone thru a lot of assistants before. Please advise as my hearing is approaching soon.
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# carolyn 2013-03-21 22:04
Arrived for work at 7 am. 9 am I was informed I was laid off eff 4/19 but leave the premises now 3/19 escorted by armed police. Am I eligible for unemployment? What does affected by pension payout mean?
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# JT 2013-04-22 13:53
I have been working in my families business full time for 32 years. The company is failing and my parents are going to have to lay us off. Is it true that I am not eligible for Unemployment benefits? That just can't be right. I started at the age of 18 and am now 50... that would be a horrific blow for me.
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# Paul 2013-05-01 07:15
I am thinking about starting a new business. The preliminary preparation and time that it takes to start a new business may take weeks if not months. If I am not collecting a paycheck, could I continue to collect my unemployment insurance weekly checks?
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# Jenna 2013-05-01 11:56
I was hired to work during the season, and after the season ended, I got laid off. I didn't work there very long but I can't find another job because I'm moving out of state in 2 months. Could I get unemployment for those 2 months, or even when I'm in a new state until I get a new job?
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# TR 2013-05-01 12:57
Can I collect unemployment if I am a self-contractor and my two-year contract with a large company did not renew due to cut-backs? Also, I was living in another state (VT) at the time I was working with this company, which is also located in another state (IL).

Thanks for your help.
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# Monica 2013-05-01 18:15
My husband was laid off on Monday and the company who is outsourcing his department may offer him a job but it is horrible offer. If he declines the offer, can he still draw unemployment?
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# Nancy Swanson 2013-05-10 20:04
I've worked for a company for 20 years. If I move to another company and get layed off or does not work out within a few months will I get unemployment from my previous company?
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# Katherine 2013-05-21 13:54
I work for a laboratory that send phlabotomist to diferente Doctors office so i used to work in a doctor office as phlabotomist but they didnt need more our service .. Now my company is looking another office for me to work but im still not working and i would like to now if i can apply for unemplyment plus im pregnant and i know no body would like to give me job like that cuz I've been applyn for other job but i have 6 month alrady so they dont wanna take that responsability.. Pliss answerme about this cuz i really wanna now if i can apply cuz is not eassy being pregnant n without any money. Thank u
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# Wendy J 2013-05-28 10:08
If I was working a full-time job (40 hrs per week) but also was working a part-time job (20 hrs per week) - can I get unemployment benefits if I lose my full-time job and only have my part-time job left? It would be a huge reduction in income!
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# Gayle 2013-05-28 15:35
My office closed and I was out of work as of Feb1, 2013. I have not looked for a job because after 30 years I just wanted a little time off. It is nearly June and my severance money is gone. Can I now apply for unemployment while look for work?
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# Sherry 2013-05-30 13:30
I just got laid off from a nanny position that I've had for 8 months. My employer paid me "under the table" so therefore he did not pay unemployment insurance, SS, etc. Am I eligible for unemployment? I was told by an H.R. specialist that if the current employer did not pay unemployment insurance that it would revert to my past employer prior to the nanny job. I worked at the past job for 5 years prior to the nanny job, but I did quit that job. I live in Colorado--I know state laws are different. Please advise. Thanks!
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# gail w 2013-05-30 19:12
i am a janitor for a school corporation.I have been given termination papers which will be in 2 weeksdue to them outsourcing our jobs.. they are going to fill 5 of the jobs again but we have to reapply and take a $ 2.59 an hour cut plus cut hours from 40 to 29 1/2 so they do not have to offer any benefits. If i get the job can I still apply for any benefit or did they set us up not to have to pay out. i was told if i did not try to put in for the position that i could be denied unemployment. is this a catch 22 situation?
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# John 2013-06-05 22:15
Hello,
I was just laid-off due to elimination of my job. I was given two weeks notice of termination. june 4th was my last day of work and I will be paid though June 18th, which is when my termination is effective. When can I apply for UI in California? Thanks in advance
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# rhonda 2013-07-03 08:02
I quit a well paying job 2 years ago to stay home with my kids.I started a part time job end of January.April I got diagnosed with breast cancer,still worked a little and now the business is shut down.Am I eligible for unemployment from either one or none?
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# Shelia 2013-07-10 23:17
I was laid off, but I will be collecting my vacation pay. Will I quality for unemployment
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# Rick 2013-07-12 12:45
My company's contract will be ending in two months. I will be offered another job with a different company at a lower rate.

If I turn this other job down and am laid off by my present employer at contracts will i still be eligible for unemployment benefits?
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# Sean 2013-07-16 12:38
Hello, I was hired by a California company last October 2012, I am a Master Electrician, they needed my Masters license to work in Michigan, I am an employee of theirs, but it has been a ruff go thus far as for them getting business going, I've probably only made $15,000.00 this far and my one year is coming up, I've given them plenty of time and leeway, but heard they laid an employee off in their home office in Cali, am I eligible to collect unemployment from them, its been a month since I've worked and that was only for a few hours, Thanks!!
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# amandanicole 2013-07-16 17:25
i was wrongfully terinated how long must you had tobb employed my¿¿¿???any1 know
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# robbie 2013-08-14 19:26
I was just laid off due to lack of work but only worked for 16 consecutive months. I have never applied or recieved unemployment benefits before. Am i still eligible for unemployment benefits? Thanks!
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# hhmallis 2013-10-13 10:16
i have been fired after 11 1/2 years with my company, based on reorganization, was given 11 weeks severence to be paid out ,
can i apply and collect unemployment right away or do i have to wait.
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