Q) My one year old son has reactive airway disease which causes him to vomit and be sick a lot, he recently had strep throat due to the time I have to miss because of him being sick I am at jeopardy of losing my job. I have been applying to multiple places to ensure I have something else lined up being I am a single mother and pay for all of his needs myself. I am worried that I will not be able to get a new job within the time I have left at my current job. Am I eligible for unemployment? Again I am trying my hardest to find something else but I haven’t received any calls for interviews, I wouldn’t even request unemployment if it wasn’t for needing to take care of my son. I have never been on unemployment so I am not sure how this works. My job has a point system of 10 points and with his sickness I used all of the fmla time and have 9 points. I am afraid I won’t be able to provide for my son.
A) According to the Department of Labor, you need to meet two criteria to qualify for unemployment: You are unemployed through no fault of your own: That means you are out of a job due to reasons beyond your control, like a layoff. So, if you quit your job or are fired for gross misconduct, you’re not eligible.