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Can I get unemployment if I resign from my job?

unemployed_personQ) Can I get unemployment if I resign from my job? I have been on short term disability and now that I’m no longer getting income, they say I’m still employed but from the looks of it I can’t go back to work there. If I quit can I get unemployment because they want fire me or lay me off until 2 years from now if they find me work.

A) In most accessions if you quit your job you may not be able to claim unemployment benefits. In some occasions you may be be able to claim benefits due to unfair treatment and harassment. Please visit your local unemployment office and speak wit a counselor. If you have been laid off you do qualify for unemployment if you have met your state work hour requirements.

General Requirements for Unemployment Benefits

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.




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  1. I have been trying for over a month to get my unemployment claim paid. I cannot claim it online and I’ve been on hold for hours. This is absolutely insane, I was actually just laid off and not just sitting around this past year. I need these benefits and have never even claimed them before. I’ve done everything I can and have not been able to reach anyone.

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