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My son has reactive airway disease. I have missed work. Am I eligible for unemployment?

Q) My one year old son has reactive airway disease which causes him to vomit and be sick a lot, he recently had strep throat due to the time I have to miss because of him being sick I am at jeopardy of losing my job. I have been applying to multiple places to ensure I have something else lined up being I am a single mother and pay for all of his needs myself. I am worried that I will not be able to get a new job within the time I have left at my current job. Am I eligible for unemployment? Again I am trying my hardest to find something else but I haven’t received any calls for interviews, I wouldn’t even request unemployment if it wasn’t for needing to take care of my son. I have never been on unemployment so I am not sure how this works. My job has a point system of 10 points and with his sickness I used all of the fmla time and have 9 points. I am afraid I won’t be able to provide for my son.

A) According to the Department of Labor, you need to meet two criteria to qualify for unemployment: You are unemployed through no fault of your own: That means you are out of a job due to reasons beyond your control, like a layoff. So, if you quit your job or are fired for gross misconduct, you’re not eligible.

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  1. Was on unemployment about four or five months ago. Amnesia for two months was in the hospital and they didn’t pay me my last 2 weeks of my unemployment so and I filled out the forms and they sent me another form and I sent it in so I’ve been going from home to home and I’m finally a little settled so that they owe me for two weeks about 377 so if you could email me or call me at 2******1

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