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Unexpected but in the hospital for premature labor. don’t know what to do because i have bills

Q) I have a question hoping someone could answer for me. I was currently working but do to and unexpected put in the hospital for premature labor. The last day I worked was the night before I got put in the hospital which was August 16,2017. I have currently turned my fmla form into my work place but was told I wasn’t going to get paid. Except for what vacation and sick hours I had which is only 40 hours. I just don’t know what to do because i have bills and kids to take care of and not able to work due to still being in the hospital. Just need help on what I should do. Thanks

A) You may qualify for Short Term disability. If you live in a state that provides short term disability insurance, you’re probably already paying into the system as one of the automatic deductions from your paycheck. Your company’s Human Resources department can be helpful in explaining the company’s policies for short term disability insurance and unpaid leave. The US Department of Labor also has several resources that parents-to-be can utilize to better understand the Family Medical Leave Act and to see if disability or unemployment plans are available in their state. https://mamasonbedrest.com/2012/06/mamas-on-bedrest-what-you-need-to-know-about-short-term-disability-insurance/

 I was fired from my job, but the reason the employer gave me I did not do. Can I file unemployment?

Q) I was fired from my job, but the reason the employer gave me I did not do. Can I file unemployment? A) State law determines whether a fired employee can collect unemployment. Generally speaking, an employee who is fired for serious misconduct is ineligible for benefits, either entirely or for a certain period of time (often… Continue Reading

I had to leave my part time job to help my special needs child. Can I receive any compensation?

Q) I had to leave my part time job (worked over a year) to help my special needs child to transit to elementary school just last week. Can I receive any compensation at this time?? Thank you. A) According to the Department of Labor, you need to meet two criteria to qualify for unemployment: You are unemployed… Continue Reading

My husband called in his first unemployment benefits…., Does he need to start calling every two weeks now?

Q) My husband called in his first unemployment benefits on 07/23/2017 and he received benefits for one week of pay. He called in his next benefits 7 days later, on 07/30/2017, and he received compensation for two weeks of benefits. Does he need to start calling every two weeks now (every other Sunday) or continue calling… Continue Reading

 I will be coming off active duty orders for the military. I’ve been told there is an unemployment program

Q) I will be coming off active duty orders for the military at the end of the month and starting school full time. I’ve been told there is an unemployment program to help with this transition. Is this true, if so can you help direct me toward it? Thank you A) The Unemployment Compensation for Ex-service members… Continue Reading

 Hi. My husband works in a hostile environment where his boss told him he’s “on the chopping block “. Can he quit this job and receive UI benefits

Q) Hi. My husband works in a hostile environment where his boss told him he’s “on the chopping block “. Can he quit this job and receive UI benefits while he looks for another job? Thank you for your answer. A) A worker who voluntarily leaves employment must have a good reason for quitting to qualify for… Continue Reading

I have been approved for unemployment but never sent paperwork to tell me what I need to do to receive money.

Q) I have been approved for unemployment but never sent paperwork to tell me what I need to do to receive money. A) For most unemployment benefit services, beginning on the Sunday after you have been approved for benefits, you must request benefit payments for each week. By doing so, you certify your eligibility for benefits.… Continue Reading

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