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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 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.

 

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

My Company is going to be Closing soon. Can I get Unemployment benefits along with getting Social Security?

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… Continue Reading

Is such volunteering considered to be a paid job that prevents you from receiving unemployment benefits?

Q) Hello, I am signing up for unemployment benefits, and right now I am volunteering at our Town Hall. I know that generally when receiving unemployment benefits, one can still be volunteering. However in our town hall, when you’re volunteering 100hr or more anually, they reduce your property tax by 10%. Is such volunteering considered to… Continue Reading

Can I file for unemployment after working ruffly 84 hours a week since Christmas with only 1 other employees help until I collapsed

Q) Can I file for unemployment after working ruffly 84 hours a week since Christmas with only 1 other employees help until I collapsed This Thursday, went to the doctors gave me 5 days off. my district manager has called me, has text me and other employees That I just hired last week quit because of… Continue Reading

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