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If I get fired can I get unemployment?

Q) If I get fired can I get unemployment and if how long and what is the pay based on?

A) Unemployment benefits is there to help you if you lose your job through no fault of your own. So if you believe that you were terminated wrongfully you are entitled to apply for unemployment benefits so long as you have worked the required minim hours required by your state. If you were fired because you weren’t a good fit for the job, or your position was terminated because of the companies cutbacks, or for reasons like poor performance on the job or lack of skills, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits. Although each state uses its own formula to calculate benefits, all states use the applicant’s prior earnings in their calculations. Because unemployment compensation is intended to partially replace your income, the amount you will receive depends on how much you used to earn. 

If you worked for a non-profit and they don’t pay into the system? Are you eligible for unemployment ?

Q) What if you worked for a non-profit in a state where you don’t live and they don’t pay into the system? Are you eligible to collect unemployment ? A) Unfortunately not all non-profit organizations are required to pay state unemployment insurance taxes, only those that meet specific staffing and wage requirements. These requirements are… Continue Reading

I currently work for a church full time. My employment will end. Am I able to claim unemployment benefits?

Q) I currently work for a church full time as a preschool director. My employment with the church will end in May or June. Are people who work for a church full time able to draw unemployment? Are part-time staff able to draw unemployment A) Churches and religious organizations are exempt from paying unemployment taxes. Therefore… Continue Reading

Can i file for unemployment in any county in Georgia?

Q) Can i file for unemployment in any county.i leaved in Georgia, gwinnett county but i will like to file for unemployment benefit in Dekalb county A) You can file for unemployment benefits in any Georgia county. According to the Georgia Department Of Labor (DOL). The Unemployment Insurance (UI) program provides temporary income for workers who are… Continue Reading

I received benefits last June. I have not received my form to file my taxes. How do I receive one?

Q) I received benefits last June. I have not received my form to file my taxes. How do I receive one? A) Unemployment compensation generally includes any amounts received under the unemployment compensation laws of the United States or of a state. If you received unemployment benefits during the last year, you should receive a your 1099-G… Continue Reading

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