Q) I am 78 years old I worked at a golf course. I was laid off for the season. I have problems with my back and hips. Do l still go out and apply for work every week, because I may not be able to do heavy work now.
A) You may want to look at applying for disability. (in your situation there may be some age requirement) As The general requirement for unemployment insurance benefits are:
Have received enough wages during the base period to establish a claim.
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.