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I was driving two hours to work for two years and had to quit. Do I qualify for unemployment?

unemployed_personQ) I have been working in New Bern N C for the past two years. I was driving almost two hours each way to work each day. I did it for two years. Working 8 to 12 hours a day plus the drive time really affected my health. I had to quit my job because of it.I have never drawn unemployment,I am 53 years old. I am currently searching for employment.I have been without work since January.Do I qualify for unemployment?

A) Unfortunately you would not qualify for unemployment because of quitting due to long drive to work. In most accessions if you quit your job you may not be able to claim unemployment benefits. In some occasions you may be be able to claim benefits due to unfair treatment and harassment.

General Requirements for Unemployment Benefits

Be totally or partially unemployed.
Be unemployed through no fault of his/her own.
Be physically able to work.
Be available for work which means to be ready and willing to immediately accept work.
Be actively looking for work.
Meet eligibility requirements each week benefits are claimed.
Be approved for training before training benefits can be paid.

 

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