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Can you collect unemployment if you are collecting alimony?
Legal citizens and resident aliens that have lost a job and have enough base hours and wages in the previous year, generally at least 5 months of qualifying wages. Your most r…ecent quarterly earnings will probably not qualify. Call or go to your local employment security office and find out more since each state has different qualifications.
Yes, alimony can still be collected if a person gets engaged. Once the marriage takes place, the alimony will be stopped.
Yes, in no-fault divorces in Massachusetts - which represent the vast majority of divorces - just about anyone who makes less than their divorcing spouse can collect "indefini…te" aka "lifetime" alimony in Massachusetts. It is often 1/3 to 1/2 of the payers income. The repercussions of this are far-reaching, destructive, and draconian. Because alimony goes on "forever," parties are permitted to return to court whenever "circumstances" change, such as losing a job, illness that prevents you from working, and retirement. However, when the payer returns to court to plead for lower payments, they are often not granted. Such returns to court can cost upwards of $10,000, if not much more. This is a great deal for divorce lawyers, who get to retry cases throughout life, but it is a unspeakable hardship for payers of alimony, who, at time of greatest hardship, are forced to return to court and plead their cases all over again. ALimony recipients, 96 of whom are women, are never expected to become self-supporting, and alimony payers who cannot afford alimony payments are routinely imprisoned for months at a time. Few people in Massachusetts to whom this has not happened have no idea that these are the laws. The non-profit, citizens organization, Mass Alimony Reform (http://www.massalimonyreform.org), has started a movement to update these 19th century laws, and they introduced a bill, HR 1785, in early 2009. It is supported by 72 legislators, men, women, Democrats and Republicans. The only opposition to this bill is from lawyers, including the Boston Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, and the Women's Bar Association. In testimony before the Joint Committee on the Judiciary, members of these organizations have testified, wrongly, that women would no longer receive alimony under HR 1785; this is a complete falsehood. Under 1785, alimony is awarded for half the length of the marriage, with a cap of 12 years, unless there are extraordinary circumstances warranting it for longer. Massachusetts alimony laws are so barbaric that they require the live-in girlfriends and second wives of alimony payers to contribute, somewhat indirectly, to alimony to the ex-spouse. Alimony recipients are allowed to cohabit for the rest of their lives without alimony being reduced or eliminated. Senator Cynthia Creem (D-Newton, Wellesley, Brookline) is co-chair of the Joint Judiciary Committee of the MA legislature, and is also a working divorce lawyer ($450 per hour). She opposes HR 1785, and supports a bill that would add two words to the current statute and thereby give judges the authority to terminate alimony whenever the judge decides it would be appropriate, if ever. Without further guidelines, divorces will continue to be costly, contentious, and have unpredictable outcomes. In contrast, HR 1785, offers alimony for half the length of the marriage, with a cap of 12 years, except when children under 16 are living with the mother. HR 1785 also keeps the resources of girlfriends and second spouses from being used in alimony considerations. It also permits alimony payers to end alimony payments once they retire at 66. Under current law, an alimony payer must pay till his death or the recipient's death or remarriage (alimony recipients, some of whom collect $200,000 per year, do not remarry). Thus, there are sick 80 year old men paying alimony from their Social Security payments and unable to buy medication because of this. Many local media have publishes and broadcast exposés on these laws, including BOSTON MAGAZINE, and the BOSTON BUSNIESS JOURNAL, and Fox News 25. These may be viewed at the Mass Alimony Reform website, http://www.massalimonyreform.org.
yes, though it will likely be placed on account for her for after release.
Might be eligible for Workman's Comp: If the surgery was due to working conditions you might be eligible for workman's compensation, but this is not the same as unemployment.… To be eligible for unemployment, you have to be ready, willing, available and ABLE to work, and if you said you could not work, then you are not eligible. If the injury occurred while on the job, you probably are eligible for Workers Comp. Whether not being able to work, otherwise, the claim would depend on the rules of your state's employment security office. Might be eligible to collect unemployment: I'm not certain that's entirely true. If he/she is laid up in bed, then in all likelyhood they would not qualify. It all depends on the nature of the injury/recovery. If, however, they were able to perform modified duty such as sitting in a chair doing data entry, then they would be willing to work. If their specific job does not provide for that type of light duty or there are no available positions to fill, he/she may be entitled to unemployment. i.e. Willing to work, able to work, no work available. Provided they are still employed by the same company.
You are usually eligible to receive unemployment benefits even if you were fired so long as you were not fired for "gross misconduct," the definition of which is determined by… the state unemployment agency and seems, in Texas, to include "work-related misconduct, neglect, or mismanagement" according to a Texas Unemployment website (see "Related Links"). You have nothing to lose by filing for unemployment benefits and should do so right away. Include all pertinent information so the unemployment agency has as much information as possible. They will contact your previous employer and will allow you to dispute anything your employer says, but make sure you are being honest and have documented the situation well.
No. Stated in the context you present, retirement means not working for wages again and that violates the condition for receiving unemployment benefits, among other requireme…nts.
There is no requirement or denial in any state regarding eligibility to receive benefits due to marital status or activity.
The maximum is $415 per week times 26 weeks, or $10,790 (before any extensions).
If the suspension was through no fault of your own, then probably yes. Otherwise, it is up to the state unemployment office where you work as to their definition of justifiabl…e reasons a company can do something that causes loss of jobs.
No, unemployment is reserved for individuals who lose their jobs. If you live in a State in which you are provided with Sick pay you may take advantage of that if you miss wor…k due to an illness.
Interesting question... I would guess that the person paying the alimony could perhaps petition the court to suspend the alimony payments during the period their ex-spouse was… incarcerated.
Social Security Disability benefits are exempt from any debt collection except for child support obligations. SS benefits can in some cases be garnished for spousal maintenanc…e, but the spouse who is entititled must file a civil suit to obtain a judgment for collection of the court ordered amount.
In State Laws
You cannot collect absolute retirement (meaning not returning to work) and unemployment benefits because the latter requires you to, among many things, continuously seek full …time employment.
This answer depends on a few things. First, it depends on what state you are claiming benefits in (not which one you are living in or received the pension/retirement from). Ge…nerally speaking, if you paid into the retirement, then they do not count it against you. If the retirement was 100% employer paid, then they do deduct some or all of your unemployment based on the amount you receive monthly. The only way the unemployment office knows if you receive a pension/retirement is if YOU tell them. They have no other way of finding out and most people are honest and they are the ones that end up getting screwed!