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Can I file unemployment if my husband has received military orders to a new duty station?

unemployed_personQ) Can I file unemployment if my husband has received military orders to a new duty station?

A) More than 21 states now allow military spouses to receive unemployment when they quit due to relocation of their spouse and another 21 states allow this “exception” to be made on a case-by-case basis, usually at a hearing.

If you submit for unemployment while moving for a PCS make sure you submit a copy of your spouses orders with you unemployment paperwork even if you are not asked to do so initially. List your spouse’s military relocation as the reason why you quit your job on all forms. When you quit your job be sure to notify your employer in writing that you are quitting due to your spouse’s military relocation and keep a copy of this letter.

Most states allow you to resign or quit 30 days before the report date listed on your spouse’s orders, so be careful about quitting too early if you plan to file for unemployment.


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