Q) I worked for an employer for 5 or 6 years and they sold out to someone who at first seemed like it was going to be fairly similar. But after three years, procedures were being changed almost on a weekly basis. This being on-going for a month or so, I started getting things confused and for that reason I was demoted and told I wouldn’t get any certain hours. I haven’t quit yet, for money reasons, but would this qualify as a legitimate reason to be able to get unemployment benefits? I have two children that I am concerned about. Thank you.
A) Depending on your state unemployment benefits requirements, you may be entitled to unemployment insurance if your hours were cut. If you were working full time for an employer and your hours were cut back. You may be eligible for partial unemployment benefits. Visit your state unemployment benefits website for more information and apply for benefits you may be entitled to.