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Move from GA to TN because of father’s health. Left job in GA voluntarily

unemployed_personQ) I had to move from Georgia to Tennessee because of my father’s health. I left my job in Georgia voluntarily to make this move. Now, I’m struggling to find work in Tennessee. Am I eligible for Unemployment while I search for a new job?

A) When you quit from your job you may not be eligible for unemployment benefits. In most situations, if you resign voluntarily you are not eligible. However, if you resign for good cause you may be able to collect unemployment benefits. Good cause could include, for example, not being paid, discrimination, unsafe working conditions, a change in your job duties, health and safety risks on the job, or some types of family emergencies.

Due to the fact the each state administrates their unemployment benefit program differently and has different eligibility requirements it’s always best to visit your state website to view that information. After viewing the eligibility requirements you can (on some State’s Unemployment Website) file your claim online.

Accessing eligibility requirement on your state website can sometimes be time consuming so we have made that information available below. Just click on your state link for information on your Unemployment Eligibility Requirements. https://www.unemploymentoffice.us/unemployment-eligibility-requirements-state/

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  1. If you are seeking unemployment insurance benefits because you were fired you may not qualify if you were found to be at fault. You must be out of work through no fault of your own. Workers who are laid off for economic reasons due to a plant closing, a reduction-in-force (RIF), or because of lack of work, for example are eligible for unemployment benefits. But employees who are fired are not always eligible for unemployment benefits if it was due to a fault on their part. If you can prove that you were fired for no foult of your own you my qualify for unemployment insurance benefit.

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