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On social security, was recently laid off. Do I qualify for Unemployment?

unemployed_personQ) I am on Social Security, and was recently laid off. I was working as a contract worker. Do I qualify for Unemployment?

A) If you have completed the required working hours for your state, you do qualify for unemployment. General 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. I’ve been calling for weeks to try to get some help with my PIN number being suspended and my account being locked! Cannot get through on the phone and I have left several messages and still haven’t heard anything! I can’t even get my benefits for this week cause of my account!

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