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I have to take a $2.00 p/h pay cut, can I draw unemployment?

unemployed_personQ) I have just been informed by my employer, starting Jan 1 2014…I have the option to take a $2.00 an hour pay cut or take a lay off….Will I be able to draw unemployment for the pay cut. They told me I can?

A) If you have become partially unemployed you can apply for unemployment 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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  1. Please call or visit your local unemployment office for assistance. You can also visit your state unemployment office website, log on to your account and send an email to your benefit manager requesting assistance.

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Unemployment Office Tips:

Tips to help you when visiting your local Unemployment Office:

  • Show Up Early: Your local unemployment office can sometimes be crowded. You must understand that there are a lot of people currently looking for work. So you will find a lot of people filing for benefits.
  • Be prepared to wait: With lots of people at your local unemployment office, if you are late you will have to wait. The best way to avoid the long lines is to get to the office early.
  • Be prepared with your Documents: If you are applying for unemployment benefits be sure to take with you all necessary information such as a job release letter, date of last employment and name of the company.
  • Have a Cool Head: With lots of people at your local unemployment office waiting to be seen it’s easy to get frustrated and loose you cool. Remember that counselors are there to assist you. Keeping a cool head and being courteous will help speed the process along.

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