Q) Eligible if you quit your job? I am a teacher and due to surgeries, I have a weak immune system. I am around sick students and am at a health risk at my job. I am no longer a fit for this type of work. If I quit, would I be eligible for unemployment compensation?
A) You cannot collect unemployment benefits if you are physically unable to work. You may want to consider applying for disability 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.