MY employer is cutting our hours, am I eligible for unemployment?

unemployed_personQ) MY employer cutting hours I work at a College so when school is in I will work 40 hours a week and in the summer I will work 30 hours a week am I eligible for unemployment when I only work 30 hours a week in the summer????

A) If your employer is cutting your hours, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits, depending on the laws in your state and the specific circumstances of your situation. In most states, you can receive partial unemployment benefits if your hours have been reduced due to no fault of your own and you meet other eligibility criteria.

To determine your eligibility and apply for unemployment benefits, you should contact your state’s unemployment office or visit their website to file a claim. The process and eligibility requirements may vary depending on the state you live in, so it’s important to follow the guidelines for your state. You will likely need to provide information about your employment history, earnings, and the reason for your reduced hours.

Keep in mind that each state has its own rules and guidelines regarding unemployment benefits, so it’s important to check with your state’s unemployment office to determine your eligibility and how to apply.

If you are partially employed, you may qualify for unemployment Insurance benefits.

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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