Q) i just started working for a local flooring company in mid july of 2015. The owner did not tell me upon hiring me that he was going through a divorce and that he had financial issues. I keep being told from all his builder accounts that he keeps messing up on jobs with them and they are very close to closing their accounts with him. Meaning he will lose business and not have any money coming in. This can lead to the possibility of me losing my job. If this situation does happen would i be able to claim unemployment being that i just started here in July? I work full time 40 hours a week.
A) It depends on the state you live in. However, in most states, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits if you have worked for at least 6 months and have been laid off through no fault of your own. If you are laid off because your employer is going out of business, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits even if you have not worked for 6 months.
To be eligible for unemployment benefits, you must also be able to work, available to work, and actively looking for work. You must also meet your state’s other eligibility requirements.
If you are laid off, you should file for unemployment benefits as soon as possible. You can file for benefits online or by calling your state’s unemployment office.
Here are some additional things to keep in mind:
- Your state’s unemployment laws. The eligibility requirements for unemployment benefits vary from state to state.
- Your financial situation. If you are unable to find a new job right away, unemployment benefits can help you to make ends meet.
- Your ability to work. If you are unable to work due to a disability, you may be eligible for disability benefits instead of unemployment benefits.
If you are considering filing for unemployment, it is important to weigh all of your options carefully. Filing for unemployment can have a negative impact on your future employment prospects, so it is important to make sure that you are making the right decision.