Q) I am 30 weeks pregnant and I work 3rd shift right now. But after my baby is born there are complications schedule wise for me to be able to return to work. My fiance works first shift and sometimes his job requires him to be to work at 6:30am. And my time at work doesn’t end until 7:30 am. If I were to leave/quit my job to search for a job that better fits my schedule and so that I can be home with my newborn child will I be able to apply for unemployment benefits. I don’t want to quit my job, but the more myself and my fiance discuss this matter there is no way or no solution, besides me giving up working 3rd shift and maybe finding a job during first shift hours. I’ve had some people say I wouldn’t receive benefits, and other says I would be eligible but there would be a penalty of waiting 6-8 weeks before benefits start.
A) You would not qualify for unemployment benefits 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.