Unemployment Benefits

Payments made by a government, state, or other authorized body to people drawing unemployment.

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Labor and Employment Law
State Laws
Unemployment
Unemployment Benefits

Can you collect unemployment benefits if you quit your job in Utah?

You may be disqualified if you quit your job in Utah, according to the item "Denial of Benefits" in the Related Link below.

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State Laws
Unemployment
Unemployment Benefits

Can you receive unemployment after your business is closed?

If you are the owner of the business you are not eligible for unemployment benefits. If you are the worker, you are.

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Insurance
Unemployment Benefits

Are there any private insurance companies that offer an unemployment benefit policy?

There are private insurance companies that offer unemployment insurance. The plans generally pay out $1,500 to $2,000 after 30 consecutive days of unemployment. They are supplemental plans and can be used in conjunction with state unemployment insurance. They pay benefits for 4 months.

Check the page for further stipulations.

Private Unemployment Insurance

Here is the definition of unemployment insurance as defined by the State of Virginia:

Unemployment insurance is a program for the accumulation of funds paid by employers to be used for the payment of unemployment insurance to workers during periods of unemployment which are beyond the workers' control. Unemployment insurance replaces a part of the worker's wage loss if he becomes eligible for payments. UI serves as an economic stabilizer by maintaining an individual's purchasing power when unemployed.

Basically there are no private unemployment insurance policies that you can purchase on your own accord. But, there are programs for self-employed individuals. So you might be eligible to tap into these, If not, explore other insurance programs such as AFLAC, which offer assistance in the case of disaster or injury which leave you unable to work for a period of time.

For the majority of private employers this is correct, however 501(c)3 corporations, public employers and Indian tribes are give the opportunity to reimburse their charges instead of paying the tax. These employers can purchase an insurance policy covering this risk from Ohio Indemnity Company.

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Homeschooling
Child Development
Unemployment Benefits

Do homeschooled children receive enough attention?

Most homeschooled children get far more attention than other children, with the exception of special needs children.

We homeschool our 5th grade daughter and 1st grade son. This is our first full year of homeschooling. We pulled our daughter out of public school in January 2003. We spend a lot of time together doing schoolwork and other activities. Much more time together now, versus when they were in public school. And it's great time too. Not just sitting in the classroom time, but getting in the kitchen making cookies time and going outside on a nature walk time. My daughter and I have finally gotten to know each other again! Homeschooling has been great for our family!

If it's done correctly, they get more attention.

Homeschooling is really a form of one-on one tutoring.You can't help but get attention that way.Where you don't get attention is as part of a larger group if you are either not naturally assertive or just so-called 'average'.Homeschooling by definition ensures attention-unless the parent never does anything with the child....in which case,you wouldn't really be homeschooling!

In a large classroom setting, even the best-trained teacher is incapable of giving the individual attention necessary to help each student excel. Parents are not only able to devote much more time to their children, but they also know their pupils on a personal level. They are able to tailor their curriculum and teaching styles in ways that are most conducive to their child's productivity. This individualized attention is one of the advantages of home schooling.

Advantages/Disadvantages

Remember, home-schooled children receives a lot of attention. But schooling will depend on the parent/teacher/tutor's interest in teaching them at home. Also, since the children may be in a more comfortable background, they may learn more easily. Furthermore, schooling may require additional fees from tutors and other teachers, unless the parent is a teacher/tutor him or herself.

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Letters Notes and Memos
Unemployment Benefits

Where can you get an unemployment award letter?

employment security office

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Illinois
Social Security
Unemployment Benefits

Can you receive unemployment benefits and Social Security benefits at the same time in Illinois?

Yes, but unfortunately, Illinois and Louisiana are the only states that have not changed the law that deducts money from unemployment payments to people who also receive social security

Here's the formula in Illinois -- multiply your monthly social security payment by 12 (months). Divide that amount by 52 (weeks). Divide that amount in half and that's the amount that will be deducted from your weekly unemployment payment. If you have a dependent, usually a spouse, the amount might be a little different. But not by much.

Realize the unemployment benefits are reduced, not the Social Security benefits. Your Social Security benefits will continue at the expected rate.

Example:

$1,200 monthly social security payment x 12 months = $14,400

$14,400 / 52 weeks = $279.92 / 2 = $139.96

eligible for $385 weekly unemployment payment - $139.96 = $245.04 is your weekly unemployment payment

This unfair law can only be repealed by the State Legislature. Illinois AARP has made it a priority. To help or for more information, please contact Ryan Gruenenfelder at Illinois AARPFor more information, see Sources and Related Links and the Related Question Link, below.

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401k and 403b Plans
Unemployment
Unemployment Benefits

Can you withdraw you 401k and receive unemployment benefits in Minnesota?

Pension or 401K payments: Payments from a 401K or other pension plan, will not affect your unemployment benefits if:

  • you are subject to a penalty for early withdrawal;
  • you roll all of it into another retirement fund without taking a payment; or,
  • the payment is from a fund that none of your base period employers paid into (in other words, it is a pension from a former employer that has not paid you any wages in the past 15-18 months).

    If you retire from your base period employer, your monthly payments will reduce your unemployment benefits dollar for dollar. Example: Pension of $433 per month = $100 per week. UI benefits reduced $100 per week.

http://www.uimn.org/ui/other.htm

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Unemployment Benefits
Unemployment Extensions

Can you get 401k and unemployment in Ohio?

Apparently several claims were appealed, in Ohio, concerning unemployment and 401ks. The 401k is considered a resource for the claimant, but it does not prevent applying for benefits, per se, it seems to cause adjustment to the benefits.

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Unemployment
Labor and Employment Law
State Laws
Unemployment Benefits

Can you receive unemployment after being fired for violating company policy?

You may be able to if you can prove it was through no fault of your own - especially if you were fired on the spot (without a warning). Once you file for UI Benefits, you may be nterviewed over the phone by the EDD to determine if you qualify. If your version is convincing, you will likely be awarded the benefits. However, if your employer decides that he/she wants to counter this award, they can file to stop the benefits. In this case, the burden of proof has to be provided by your EMPLOYER. They now have to PROVE that you WERE at fault. Not an easy task if there is no prior write-ups.

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Disability Insurance
Unemployment Benefits

Can disability insurance help you pay for medical costs while collecting unemployment?

To collect unemployment you have to be available for work. So, you would probably NOT be considered disabled to collect under your Disability Policy.

For more info check out the State DI and Social Security DI programs.

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Workers Compensation
State Laws
Unemployment Benefits

Can you collect unemployment if you got hurt at work and quit because of it?

You should contact your state's unemployment agency, since the rules vary from state to state and ultimately the answer will depend on details you haven't provided. If you were hurt due to your employer's negligence that's going to help your case; if you were hurt despite reasonable safety precautions on your employer's part because you ignored or actively bypassed several security features, that will work against you.

Depending on the severity of your injury, you may be eligible for disability payments even if you aren't technically eligible for unemployment.

So, the answer is: maybe. Contact your local unemployment agency and they'll be able to give you a definitive answer that takes into account all the specifics of your particular case.

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Illinois
Unemployment Benefits

How long can you receive unemployment benefits for in Illinois?

26 weeks

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Labor and Employment Law
State Laws
Unemployment
Unemployment Benefits

Can you collect unemployment if you are moving to a different state?

One opinion:Actually you can. I just moved from California to Colorado and EDD interviewed me again, but I still qualify for it. I explained that I could not find work where I was.

Transfers:

Also, I am pretty sure you can transfer the benefits. IE: if you start your claim in California and then move to Texas you will still be able to collect in Texas but not at the same amount as in CA, probably a little less. This is what they told me about 5 years ago when I was on unemployment and was thinking of moving to another state.

YES. my brother moved from CA to MN and collected the maximum CA unemployment there. He also filed after moving to MN.

If you are currently receiving benefits in one state and you move to another, you still receive benefits from the original state. You receive benefits from the state in which you worked for the past 18 months. All you have to do is provide your new address to your "original" state of residence and they will mark you as an interstate payee. You then continue to file your weekly certification as normal. You will receive the exact same amount of benefits, it does not change. You are required to seek employment in the new state you moved to. It's that simple. I know this to be true because I recently moved and just took these steps.

from A GUIDE TO BENEFITS AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES/ EDD CALIFORNIA

page 17.

"if you move to another state and still want to claim benefits, call EDD

for instructions. Failure to contact the office promptly could result in delay or loss of your benefits"

If you move after starting to get benefits in California, simply continue to follow the rules of the program and send in your biweekly claim forms to the same office as always.

I just moved from California to Massachusetts and was receiving UI benefits in California. I heard that you still can so I changed my address on the form you have to submit to them with the new address change. I have yet to receive a check because they put my claim on hold. They told me I am schedule to a phone interview but that's not until another 2 weeks and it still doesn't determine if I will be approved or not. Be prepared to wait at least 2 months to receive a check if they determine you are eligible.
You may file a claim for unemployment benefits any time you have been separated from employment. However, the laws governing the state where you performed the work will determine eligibility based upon the reason you were separated.

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Washington
Unemployment
Unemployment Benefits

Will drawing on your 401k affect your unemployment in Washington state?

yes. once you withdraw the money it is taxable as income.

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Jobs
Unemployment
Unemployment Benefits

Is there a cap on unemployment?

Yes there are caps. For the system, when Federal unemployment extensions run out, there are no more funds for claimants. For the individual, once your base period calculated funds run out, either by the dollar amounts or the benefits period, (usually 26 weeks payable within 1 year, or the Federal extensions), your benefits cease.

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State Laws
Unemployment Benefits

If you are relocating to Florida can you collect unemployment?

Yes, you can if you are already collecting unemployment. It's called an interstate claim. If you are relocating for personal, non-work related problems then it would be up to the "liable state" you are moving from as to being eligible. Following your spouse is sometimes an allowable, as is domestic abuse, health, etc. If you are going to Florida in order to file for unemployment against the state of Florida, with no work history, then no, you cannot collect unemployment in Florida.

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New York
Keogh and Pension Plans
Unemployment Benefits

Can you collect New York state unemployment benefits if you have a pension?

== == YES, provided the unemployment benefits are properly yours. In other words, that you worked and made the proper contributions from your income to the state fund. Having a state pension is no conflict.

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Job Applications
Labor and Employment Law
Unemployment Benefits

If you have a felony in one state do you have to put it on a job application in another?

yes Absolutely YES. If you lie, and your employer finds out you can be fired for falsifying your application. By lying, you are proving that you haven't changed your ways, or learned from your mistakes. Remember that your felony status is recorded at the Federal level (via NCIC and the FBI) Simple background investigations almost always query these or similar data banks. You may not get the job because you listed a felony, but you will almost always get fired for lying on an application. According to EEOC Compliance laws set by the U.S. Government, places of employment can ask if the applicant has been convicted of a felony and other information if the felony is job related. However, they cannot ask if the applicant has ever been arrested. (An arrest does not prove guilt.) Also they cannot ask for information regarding a conviction that is NOT job related.

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Labor and Employment Law
Unemployment
Unemployment Benefits

If your fiance is transferred out of state can you get unemployment if you quit to move there too?

The rule is this: If you were married it may be different. The point is that this is not absolute, and you may apply in any case. You can quit in some circumstances and receive UI benefits.

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Pennsylvania
Social Security
Unemployment Benefits

Can you receive unemployment benefits and Social Security at the same time in Pennsylvania?

Yes. Both Social Security and the State of Pennsylvania allow workers to collect unemployment compensation and Social Security benefits at the same time without applying an offset or penalty to either check.

Bear in mind that you have to be actively looking for, and willing to accept, a full-time job, per your unemployment agreement. You can collect retirement benefits as early as age 62, but you can't actually retire if you're also accepting unemployment compensation.

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Labor and Employment Law
Unemployment Benefits

Can part time employees get unemployment?

I No one still employed, FT or PT can get unemployment.

Some states allow former part time workers to get UI benefits under some circumstances.

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Unemployment Benefits

Who can apply for unemployment?

People who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own and, in rare cases, if you quit due to work conditions/circumstances or family issues. As each state has its own regulations, you need to check with your state for clarification.

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Immigration
Unemployment
Unemployment Benefits
How To

How to write an appeal letter for unemployment disqualification?

STEP 1.Before you start writing the letter read through the information that the state probably provided to you on the process of an unemployment appeal. Since states vary on what information they require, make a list of the things they will require you to include in your letter.

STEP 2.Add to your list, a summary of the important details regarding your situation and why you think you are entitled to unemployment, and a list of witnesses that can confirm your statements. You will use these details when writing your letter.

STEP 3.Begin your letter in standard business format with the date. Follow that with the address of the state department that will be processing your appeal. If you have a specific contact person add that person's name to the address.

For example:

Date

Ms. Jane Doe

WC State Appeals Department

1234 Main Street

City, State 00000

STEP 4.Add the information that will help them identify who you are and your case number. Also anything that might be on the list of requirements from your state.

For example:

Re: Name

Current Address

Social Security #

Case # (if applicable)

STEP 5.Begin the first paragraph of the letter by stating the exact reason for your writing and any specific details the state requires.

For example: I am writing to appeal the refusal of unemployment benefits. I received a determination of payment on July 1, 2008 and I have attached a copy of that determination for your convenience.

STEP 6.The middle of your letter will consist of several things but it should begin by stating the reason you believe you are entitled to unemployment benefits. When you received notice of denial of benefits you probably were given a reason under a certain statute. Concentrate on that and build a good solid argument as to why that statute does not apply to you.

STEP 7.If you included witnesses in your statement, list your witnesses below that paragraph, include their contact information, and specify if your witnesses require special needs like an interpreter.

STEP 8.The final paragraph should have all of your contact information.

STEP 9.If you are attaching anything to the document, like witness statements, copies of letters or correspondence, then a few lines after your signature write the word ATTACHMENTS so that the reader knows that there is more information

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State Laws
Unemployment Benefits

How long can you collect unemployment?

Regular unemployment benefits: If you meet the eligibility requirements of the law, you will have some income while you are looking for a job, up to a maximum of 26 full weeks in a one-year period.

Extended Unemployment Insurance Benefits:

Chicago - Under a new federal law that took effect on November 21st, up to 20 weeks' worth of emergency unemployment compensation (EUC) benefits are now available for eligible individuals. Previously, individuals could only receive up to 13 weeks' worth of EUC benefits.

Eligible individuals who exhausted their rights to EUC benefits, based on the previous 13-week maximum, can receive up to seven more weeks' worth, for weeks beginning on or after November 23rd. IDES will notify those individuals of their certification days. The earliest possible certification day for those individuals will be December 8th.

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State Laws
Unemployment Benefits

Can you collect unemployment if your company is closing and you are pregnant?

Yes you can. I'd apply for it right away. When you call Unemployment ask them what the waiting time is and state you are pregnant. There is a limit as to how long you can collect unemployment ins.

AnswerUsually to collect unemployment benefits, you must be able to work and actively seeking work. If pregnancy has not yet disabled you, you will qualify for unemployment if you are job hunting.
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