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I was verbally threatened with bodily harm, I cannot go back. What would I have to do to collect unemployment?

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 you 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 even 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.

Can I collect unemployment benefits and social security benefits at the same time?

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… Continue Reading

I am currently suspended without pay. Can I draw unemployment benefits until my job situation is resolved.

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… Continue Reading

I am unsure how to put my employer info on application. I worked 6 months for temp, then hired for one year.

Q) I am unsure how I should put my employer information on the application. The company i worked for only hired through temp agencies, for 6 months I worked through a temp agency at the company. After the six months, I was hired on “full time” with the actual company. Since i was working for… Continue Reading

 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… Continue Reading

I am a disabled registered nurse looking for employment. I am very good with assessments and love paperwork

Q) I am a disabled registered nurse looking for employment. I am very good with assessments and love paperwork. I care very much for others and want the best for them. I was in a local nursing home receiving therapy and really enjoyed my stay. I am only fifty-six years old but feel like I am… Continue Reading

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

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