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Q) Am I eligible for Unemployment insurance? I had worked a school for 3 years, although it was only a 10.5 month position. Due to divorce and liquidation of assets, had to sell home. I could not afford living in the location I was, so I resigned and moved out of state to live with mother. I have not been able to find work now for 3 months. I considered it a family emergency, because my 16 year old daugher and I would have had to stay in a homeless shelter.

A) To be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits you need to meet state requirements for minimum earnings during the base period and minimum time of work. Generally, you must have worked for at least a year prior to filing for benefits. You stated that “I had worked a school for 3 years”, you generally should qualify for unemployment benefits if you have worked for 3 years. Please visit your state unemployment benefits website and apply or visit your local unemployment office to apply.

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Q) I was verbally threatened with bodily harm at my work place. I have worked there for almost 13 years. I know feel a tremendous amount of anxiety from it and feel like I cannot go back to work there. My boss does not to seem like he cares much, so that adds to the anxiety. What would I have to do to collect unemployment? I am using my vacation time right now. I am searching for employment. But so far I have not been offered any positions.

A) Usually if you voluntarily leave your job you are unentitled to unemployment benefits. However if had to quit because of a hostile work environment, this is considered Constructive Discharge. In this situation you can apply for unemployment benefits due to Constructive Discharge. Sometimes your employer may want to drive you to quit by allowing the difficult hostile environment to continue so you are forced to quit. Sometimes your boss may knew you were being subjected to difficult hostile experience and refuse to do anything about it. In such a situation you may be forced to resign. This is considered a hostile work environment and is grounds for a constructive discharge claim in qualifying for unemployment benefits.
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Q) Can I collect unemployment and social security at the same time I am 66 and was laid off last week. I still want to work.

A) You can receive unemployment benefits and Social Security benefits at the same time. Social Security Administration does not count unemployment insurance benefits as earning. However your unemployment benefit may be reduced if you receive benefits from Social Security at the same time with your unemployment benefits. Remember, Social Security has no problem with you receiving income from both sources at the same time.
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Q) I have been working with the same employer for 14 years. I am currently suspended without pay. My husband is semi-retired and only works three days a week and draws social security. Can I draw unemployment benefits until my job situation is resolved.

A) If you have been suspended without pay, you can file for unemployment insurance benefits. You always have the right to file for unemployment benefits if you have lost your job or suspended. You can also file for unemployment if you had to quit your job due to hostile working conditions. Once your state unemployment off receives your claim, they will notify your previous employer. Your previous employer always have the rights to file a objection to your claim if they feel you do not qualify for benefits based on the reason they had you suspended.
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Q) I am 5 months (23 weeks) pregnant. I was laid off due to lack of work at the job and they needed to cut hours and pay. What do I need to do to enroll in unemployment and what are the requirements for keeping unemployment?

A) To receive unemployment benefits, you need to file your unemployment benefits claim in the state where you worked. You will need to contact contact your state’s unemployment insurance program as soon as possible after becoming unemployed. In most states you can file your claim online without having to visit your local unemployment office. When you file a claim, you will be asked information, such as your addresses and employment history. It is very important that you provide accurate information in order to not cause delay in the processing of your claim.
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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
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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 her from applying or receiving any type of assistance? Will she qualify for any unemployment?
A) Your mother will not qualify for unemployment insurance benefits as she would need to be willing and able to find work. She will not qualify for Short Term Disability as most plan benefits are paid for the duration of the disability up to the age of 65. Your mom may look at applying for Social Security Retirement benefits if she has not yet done so. According to the Social Security administration – the earliest a person can start receiving Social Security retirement benefits will remain age 62.

If you start receiving retirement benefits at:

age 62, you will get 75 percent of the monthly benefit because you will be getting benefits for an additional 48 months.
age 65, you will get 93.3 percent of the monthly benefit because you will be getting benefits for an additional 12 months.
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Q) Yes, I was “forced” to leave a job because of not getting payed. Every wk i was having to call my boss and inform him my check, was once, AGAIN, wrong and I was not paid the correct amount. My bills were not getting taking care of because of never having the correct amount of payment for my work. This was “every” of my employment. The day I walked off the job,I was still owed over $700 dollars for that week ALONE. Can I draw my unemployment because of this?
Thank you!

A) Usually you are not eligible for unemployment insurance benefits during a period you have worked and not got paid by your employer.

Listed below are measures you can peruse for Back Pay

(1) The Wage and Hour Division may supervise payment of back wages.

(2) The Secretary of Labor may bring suit for back wages and an equal amount as liquidated damages.

(3) An employee may file a private suit for back pay and an equal amount as liquidated damages, plus attorney’s fees and court costs.

(4) The Secretary of Labor may obtain an injunction to restrain any person from violating the FLSA, including the unlawful withholding of proper minimum wage and overtime pay.

An employee may not bring suit under the FLSA if he or she has been paid back wages under the supervision of the Wage and Hour Division or if the Secretary of Labor has already filed suit to recover the wages.

Generally, a two-year statute of limitations applies to the recovery of back pay. In the case of willful violations, a three-year statute of limitations applies.

Back wages also are available for underpayments to employees under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts and the Service Contract Act, among other laws enforced and administered by the Wage and Hour Division.
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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 insurance benefits as earnings. However your unemployment benefit may be reduced based on the benefit amounts you are receiving from the Social Security administration.
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Q) I have been working for two doctors in one office for 15 years. One doctor just passed away, so I lost that job and the other doctor decided to downgrade his office size and laid me off. The doctors each hired me as a part time worker to split my wages. Do I have to file two cases since each Doctor hired me as a part time worker? One final day was on the 30th and one wrote down the 31 is this a problem? How do I file?

A) If you have been working two jobs and lost your total income from both jobs You can file for unemployment benefits on one claim. If you have lost income on both jobs, you can file a total loss of work claim. If you had two jobs and lose one or experienced reduced hours at either or both, you can file a partial loss of work claim. The amount you receive in benefits will be determined by the amount of money you are earning per week. If you have zero income you will possibly be entitled to maximum benefits if you have fulfilled all your state prior qualifying work hours.
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