School closes for 2 months in the summer and I do not get paid, am I eligible for unemployment?
Q) I currently work for a school as an hourly employee. School closes for 2 months in the summer and I do not get paid, am I eligible for unemployment?
A) Whether or not you’re eligible for unemployment benefits during the summer months when school is closed will depend on a few factors, including the specific laws in your state, your employment status, and the terms of your contract or agreement with your employer.
In general, if you’re a teacher or other school employee and you have a reasonable expectation of returning to your job after the summer break, you may not be eligible for unemployment benefits during that time. This is because unemployment benefits are typically only available to individuals who are actively seeking work and are able to accept a job if one is offered to them.
However, if you’re a seasonal school employee or your employment contract specifically states that you will not be paid during the summer months, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits. In this case, you would need to meet the eligibility requirements for unemployment benefits in your state, which may include earning a certain amount of wages during the previous year and being able and available to work.
To determine your eligibility for unemployment benefits during the summer months when school is closed, you should contact your state’s unemployment office or visit their website for more information. They can provide you with information about the eligibility requirements in your state and help you understand whether or not you qualify for benefits.