I was driving two hours to work for two years and had to quit. Do I qualify for unemployment?

unemployed_personQ) I have been working in New Bern N C for the past two years. I was driving almost two hours each way to work each day. I did it for two years. Working 8 to 12 hours a day plus the drive time really affected my health. I had to quit my job because of it. I have never drawn unemployment, I am 53 years old. I am currently searching for employment. I have been without work since January. Do I qualify for unemployment?

A) It is possible that you may qualify for unemployment benefits in North Carolina.

To be eligible for unemployment benefits, you must meet certain requirements, including:

  • You must be able to work.
  • You must be available to work.
  • You must be looking for work.
  • You must have earned enough wages in the past year.

Your eligibility for unemployment benefits will also depend on the reason you quit your job. In your case, you quit your job due to a health condition. This may be considered a good cause for quitting, and you may be eligible for unemployment benefits.

You can file a claim for unemployment benefits online or by mail. You will need to provide your name, address, Social Security number, and information about your last job. You will also need to provide information about your earnings in the past year.

If you are approved for unemployment benefits, you will receive a weekly benefit amount. The amount of your benefit will be based on your earnings in the past year.

You can receive unemployment benefits for up to 26 weeks in North Carolina. However, the amount of time you receive benefits may be reduced if you have received severance pay or other benefits from your employer.

If you have any questions about your eligibility for unemployment benefits, you should contact your state’s unemployment office. They will be able to assess your specific situation and determine if you are eligible for benefits.

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