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School closes for 2 months in the summer and I do not get paid, am I eligible for unemployment?

unemployed_personQ) 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?
Thank you

A) Yes, You are eligible for unemployment benefits during your 2 months summer brake without employment.
I am not eligible for benefits because I have an offer to return to work in school employment when the recess period ends. Is a school employee ever eligible during a recess period?

Yes, if the following conditions are met:

You have enough non-school wages in the base period to establish a valid claim.
You have made yourself available to work for your school employer or another school employer and that school employer has indicated that it may call you to work during the recess period.


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  1. I have not worked in nine years. I keep getting letters from Michigan Dept of Labor saying they are offering me more unemployment money, You can’t go to their office, it seems to be closed, you can’t talk to anyone on the phone, you just get a recording telling you to go online and appeal to get more benefits.
    I mailed in and emailed in and faxed in fraud reports, I get back a nice letter telling me how to file to get more benefits.
    Now I get a 1099 for $5,500.00 that I am supposed to pay tax on.
    So I sent another fraud report and today I get a letter from them saying I am approved for more benefits and how to appeal their decision and try to get een more benefits.
    I have received no money from them, I asked where they were sending the money, no reply. They have my address to send me info on getting more benefits, so where are they sending the money?
    China? Russia? This is pure insanity.

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