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Taking care of my mother in hospital. Can I get unemployment benefits?

unemployed_personQ) I am a substitute teacher and I cannot work this week since I am taking care of my mother in the hospital. Can I get unemployment benefits for the time I am with her?

A) Generally you may not – However, Please review your state requirements for unemployment benefits.

The general requirement for unemployment insurance benefits is:

Have received enough wages during the base period to establish a claim.
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.

One Response to Taking care of my mother in hospital. Can I get unemployment benefits?

  1. Thank you. The article about the person taking care of her mother was very encouraging. I am going through a similar situation with my mother and a niece who is diagnosed as special needs.

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  1. I have been trying for over a month to get my unemployment claim paid. I cannot claim it online and I’ve been on hold for hours. This is absolutely insane, I was actually just laid off and not just sitting around this past year. I need these benefits and have never even claimed them before. I’ve done everything I can and have not been able to reach anyone.

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