Q) Hello. I was working as a school nutrition assistant in Polk county for a year. In that time I became homeless and had to relocate to a motel in Osceola county. I just got fired because I was unable to go to work for a week due to that I didn’t have money for gas cuz I had to pay the room for my kids. That claim to have fired me for abandonment of my job but I was in constant communication with my immediate boss she knew my situation. Is there anything that I can do to get my job back or can I get unemployment until I find something else. P.s. are you guys hiring?
A) It is unfortunate that you lost your job under such situation. The general requirement for unemployment insurance benefits is:
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.