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 I am enrolled as a nursing student. Class is getting more difficult, will I qualify for unemployment if I quit my job?

Q) I am enrolled full-time in college as a nursing student. I am currently working 20 hours a week. It is getting more difficult for me to keep up with school and work. Will I qualify for unemployment if I quit my 20 hour a week job? Tanya

A) In your situation you will not qualify for unemployment insurance benefits if you quit your job. In most cases, if you quit voluntarily, you are not eligible for these benefits. However, if you resign for good cause you may be able to collect unemployment benefits. Quitting your job because of school work is not a good cause to qualify for unemployment benefits. In general, having good cause for resigning means there are unsolvable problems with the work, which leave an employee with no other options beyond quitting. Additionally, it needs to be documented that the employer was made aware of the situation, and made no effort to rectify it.

Some examples of good cause are:

Unsafe work conditions
Lack of payment
Change in job duties
Discrimination
Harassment

My mother is 69, an LPN, was hospitalized with Stage 4 cancer. Will she qualify for any unemployment?

Q) My mother is 69, an LPN, working as an in-home care nurse. Was hospitalized for four months and now terminal with Stage 4 cancer. She was not fired by her employ and the employer has been really nice. Their policy is that after 6 months her employment status will change to “inactive.” Will that disqualify… Continue Reading

When do I sign up for unemployment… on my last day of work June 29, 2018 or do I sign up before my last day?

Q) When do I sign up for unemployment… on my last day of work June 29, 2018 or do I sign up before my last day? Please advise. A) Most states require that you apply for benefits immediately after you lose your job, as your eligibility begins the week in which you file your claim. Claims start… Continue Reading

Q) My Company is going to be Closing soon. I would like to know if I can get Unemployment along with me already getting Social Security and if I do, will I receive my full Unemployment benefit? A) You can get unemployment insurance benefits while collecting social security benefits. The Social Security Administration does not count unemployment…

Is such volunteering considered to be a paid job that prevents you from receiving unemployment benefits?

Q) Hello, I am signing up for unemployment benefits, and right now I am volunteering at our Town Hall. I know that generally when receiving unemployment benefits, one can still be volunteering. However in our town hall, when you’re volunteering 100hr or more anually, they reduce your property tax by 10%. Is such volunteering considered to… Continue Reading

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