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Worked 3rd shift, found out my shift ended. Can I get unemployment as dislocated employee if they offer another shift and I have commitments?

Q) I was working 3rd shift and just found out last night during my shift that they ended 3rd shift effective last night. Can I get unemployment as a dislocated employee even if they offer us to go to another shift? I have other commitments during the day that would keep me from going back to a day shift. I left the day shift and went to 3rds over 6 months ago.

A) You will not be able to claim unemployment benefits if the company offered you a replacement job. If you are offered another job on a different shift and the job being offered is considered “suitable employment.” you cannot claim unemployment even though the hours conflict with your personal commitments. A job with overly demanding physical requirements or too low of a wage (as compared to your physical condition or previous job experience) likely would not be considered suitable. A job that is just slightly less desirable than what you would like, or one that requires a somewhat longer commute – In those situations, you may have to either accept the offer, or go without unemployment benefits.

Can I collect unemployment if I change my state?

Q) Can I collect unemployment if I change my state? A) Although the Unemployment Insurance System is run by individual states, all states are members of the Interstate Reciprocal Benefit Payment Plan. If you prefer to apply for benefits in your new state, you have that right. However, the unemployment laws of the former state will still… Continue Reading

got a 12 week severance package, when am i able to draw unemployment in Tenn.

Q) I got a 12 week severance package payed in a lump sum when am i able to draw unemployment in Tenn. A You should apply as soon as possible – in most state severance package does not hinder your unemployment claim. You can find your state eligibility requirements on this link https://www.unemploymentoffice.us/unemployment-eligibility-requirements-state/ Continue Reading

How much to you have to make to collect unemployment benefits.

Q) How much to you have to make to collect unemployment benefits. Because i was denied, and was at my job for 6 months. A) Each state governs their unemployment benefit program differently and have different eligibility requirements. Recommend visiting your state unemployment office website for information. https://www.unemploymentoffice.us/unemployment-eligibility-requirements-state/ Continue Reading

I was laid off in December – Shouldn’t I have been paid for prior weeks

Q) I was laid off in December, made to work till Feb 10th, 2014. Got my final severance check 3/14/14. Filed unemployment on 3/16/14 and it was zero. Shouldn’t I have been paid for prior weeks since severance pay is not considered? A) This all depends on your state requirements. Please read your state requirements https://www.unemploymentoffice.us/unemployment-eligibility-requirements-state/ Continue Reading

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