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Quit my job because my wife’s job transferred here, do I qualify for unemployment?

unemployed_personQ) I had to quit my job because my wife’s job transferred her here and my job could find a full time position down here do I qualify for unemployment.

A) When you quit from your job you may not be eligible for unemployment benefits. In most situations, if you resign voluntarily you are not eligible. However, if you resign for good cause you may be able to collect unemployment benefits. Good cause could include, for example, not being paid, discrimination, unsafe working conditions, a change in your job duties, health and safety risks on the job, or some types of family emergencies.




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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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