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 I am enrolled as a nursing student. Class is getting more difficult, will I qualify for unemployment if I quit my job?

Q) I am enrolled full-time in college as a nursing student. I am currently working 20 hours a week. It is getting more difficult for me to keep up with school and work. Will I qualify for unemployment if I quit my 20 hour a week job? Tanya

A) In your situation you will not qualify for unemployment insurance benefits if you quit your job. In most cases, if you quit voluntarily, you are not eligible for these benefits. However, if you resign for good cause you may be able to collect unemployment benefits. Quitting your job because of school work is not a good cause to qualify for unemployment benefits. In general, having good cause for resigning means there are unsolvable problems with the work, which leave an employee with no other options beyond quitting. Additionally, it needs to be documented that the employer was made aware of the situation, and made no effort to rectify it.

Some examples of good cause are:

Unsafe work conditions
Lack of payment
Change in job duties
Discrimination
Harassment




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  1. I have not worked in nine years. I keep getting letters from Michigan Dept of Labor saying they are offering me more unemployment money, You can’t go to their office, it seems to be closed, you can’t talk to anyone on the phone, you just get a recording telling you to go online and appeal to get more benefits.
    I mailed in and emailed in and faxed in fraud reports, I get back a nice letter telling me how to file to get more benefits.
    Now I get a 1099 for $5,500.00 that I am supposed to pay tax on.
    So I sent another fraud report and today I get a letter from them saying I am approved for more benefits and how to appeal their decision and try to get een more benefits.
    I have received no money from them, I asked where they were sending the money, no reply. They have my address to send me info on getting more benefits, so where are they sending the money?
    China? Russia? This is pure insanity.

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