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No longer a fit for for type work. If I quit, would I be eligible for unemploymen

unemployed_personQ) Eligible if you quit your job? I am a teacher and due to surgeries, I have a weak immune system. I am around sick students and am at a health risk at my job. I am no longer a fit for this type of work. If I quit, would I be eligible for unemployment compensation?

A) You cannot collect unemployment benefits if you are physically unable to work. You may want to consider applying for disability benefits.

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.

2 Responses to No longer a fit for for type work. If I quit, would I be eligible for unemploymen

  1. In most cases, if you quit your job you are not eligible for unemployment. However, if you left for a good reason such as not being paid, an unsafe or unhealthy work environment, a change in your job responsibilities, discrimination, health and safety risks on the job, or some types of family emergencies you may qualify for unemployment benefits.

    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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I was not fired but felt I had to quit my job. It was becoming a very unsafe environment. Is there any help.

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