52. Unemployment Benefits

"The problem with unemployment is that the moment you wake up, you’re on the job."
Slappy White, Comedian

Read our Newsletters and Q & A’s:

i. Basics

  1. NL 1: Unemployment Insurance Benefits: The 12 Basics You Need to Know
  2. QA 1: “If I don’t like my new job, can I go back on unemployment?”

ii. Eligible?

  1. QA 1: “Compensation lowered; can I resign and collect Unemployment Benefits?”
  2. QA 2: “I must take care of my sick child; can I get unemployment?”
  3. QA 3: “If laid off and offered a lower job, will declining it result in losing severance or unemployment benefits?”
  4. QA 4: “Insulted, overworked, and benefits taken away– can I get unemployment?”
  5. QA 5: “Is it true church employees don’t get unemployment benefits?”
  6. QA 6: “Resigned due to stress, overwork and burn out. Can I get unemployment?”
  7. QA 7: “Seven factors decide whether a business owner can collect unemployment benefits.”
  8. QA 8: “Stress from work is killing me. Please help!!”
  9. QA 9: “Entitled to collect unemployment insurance even if full-time job offered to me?”
  10. QA 10: “If I am fired for harassment, can I collect unemployment?”
  11. QA 11: “If I turn down a different job, two hours away, with substantially lower pay, will I be eligible for unemployment benefits?”
  12. QA 12: “If my boss is hostile and my job is making me sick, can I resign and collect unemployment?”
  13. QA 13: “If my company is sold, can I collect unemployment insurance benefits?”
  14. QA 14: “After successfully completing a Performance Improvement Plan, yet still told ‘It’s just not working out’ and let go, will I be entitled to unemployment insurance?”

iii. Other Income Disqualifies?

  1. QA 1: “Can I collect Unemployment Insurance benefits at the same time I am pursuing a claim for Workers Compensation benefits?”
  2. QA 2: “In Ohio, will my receiving severance reduce or limit my collecting unemployment benefits?”
  3. QA 3: “Would earning money from stock investments disqualify me from unemployment?”
  4. QA 4: Can I collect unemployment insurance benefits while I am collecting severance?

iv. Applying and Appealing

  1. QA 1: “I’ve been denied unemployment, and I lost my appeal. I’m considering appealing again. Your thoughts?”
  2. QA 2: “I’ve collected three months of severance. Can I still file for unemployment compensation now?”
  3. QA 3: “For my appeal of a denial of unemployment benefits, should I point out that I am receiving COBRA subsidy, which makes no sense?”
  4. QA 4: “How do I resign and still get unemployment benefits?”
  5. QA 5: “I have an Unemployment Benefits Appeal Hearing coming up. What do I do?”

“If you live your life the right way,
your later years will not be a winter,
but rather a harvest.”

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