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Can I Collect Unemployment, If I Quit My Job Due To My Spouse Retiring And Us Moving To Another State?

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Alex Wheeler answered
The answer is that it is unlikely you will be eligible to claim for unemployment. The main criterion for claiming unemployment and to receive money is that you must be unemployed through no fault of your own. Clearly moving to a different state was your decision so the state may claim that you are unemployed because you moved state, so it was through your fault that you are now unemployed. However, it may still be worth trying to put a claim in for unemployment.

One thing you will need to bear in mind is that it is recommended that you apply for unemployment money from the state you worked in even if that is a different state to the one you now live in.

The reason why you might as well try to claim unemployment is because each state has its own set of laws that govern it, which means that some reasons for unemployment may be accepted in one state but not another. So, it is always worth checking your state law to see if you may be eligible for any benefits and it may be worth checking both the state you worked in and the state you now live in to see how the criteria and laws vary.

In other countries the eligibility criteria to claim unemployment benefits vary a lot and it always a good idea to consult your local benefit or council office to see if you will be or are entitled to claim any benefits in your situation.
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Suhail Ajmal answered
Yes you can get unemployment if you are quitting your job for a good reason. In the current situation, you are leaving your job for a good reason so you can collect unemployment.
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You quit = no unemployment. Your spouse retiring is not the fault of your employer, so no unemployment. "In a few states, you may still be eligible for unemployment benefits if you quit your job for a personal reason, such as caring for a family member who is ill. In most states, "good cause" must be something that the employer does to justify your quitting your job.

When you apply for unemployment benefits based on one of those reasons, you must show that you have asked your employer to correct the situation. You must also show that the situation would cause any reasonable person to quit." http://www.aarp.org/money/careers/jobloss/a2004-04-28-unemploymentbenefits.html

The only "good reason" would be if your spouse was ill and the employer refused to accommodate you after you asked the employer for help. Look at it from the employer's point of view: they are perfectly happy keeping you on. You are the one who wants to quit. They'd rather you didn't. You're the one exercising your option to leave. That's your prerogative, but you have to accept the consequences of that, which means no paycheck.
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My husband relocated with me  to another state due to my employment. He was able to collect from our previous state.
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Despite what others have said, I know you can collect if you relocate for a spouse's employment.  I did this when I moved from CA for a spouse's job.  I'm not sure how this translates when retirement is the issue, however.
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I quit my job due to harassment from a supervisor.  I was first denied but then I appealed, had a hearing and won.  I'm tired of all these websites saying that you can't get unemployment if you quit.  Its b.s.    If you have a compelling enough reason and at least one employee to either come with you or write up a statement as a witness, then your chances are good.  But like I said, a compelling enough reason.
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Not true. You can quit and be eligible for benefits IF you quit after complaining that your employer required you to do something unsafe, immoral, illegal, cut your wages and/or benefits significantly, and for certain other reasons attributable to your employer. Good cause for quitting varies somewhat from state to state.
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Doret Grate answered
Relocated and quit job sick family member
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Would you mind contacting me? My wife, our 2 kids and me moved to NC to live with her parents after I lost my job in Detroit, then we lost our house. My wife had to move becuase there was no place for her to stay. She had to quit her job. I collect unemployment for 53 weeks while I lived in NC, and the claim was from Detroit.
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I was working at NJ. While my wife and kids lived at Fl. Then I gave a  2 month notice at my job because my family needed me with them. My question is if I qualified for unemployment? If I move out of state.
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In Texas:

In addition:

If you quit to move with your husband or wife, you may be able to receive benefits after a disqualification of 6 to 25 weeks. This is a disqualification of both time and money, because we must subtract the number of disqualified weeks from your total benefits.
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Can I collect unemployment if I still have a job in another state but I had to move because my husband is critically ill and I needed to move to get health care assistance from family members to care for my critically ill husband? I am not able to care for him myself so I had to move to another state (take family medical leave) to transport while I can. Employer is willing to hold my job but my job is 2800 miles away. I need some clarification as to what I can do...I have until August to find another job in the state I am in but not sure if it is going to be possible. I can't leave my sick husband...What now???
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Anonymous answered
Not necessarily true. I don't know the law in New Jersey, but in some states if you quit your job for a compelling reason (like to be with a spouse who had to relocate), you are considered to have left work "involuntarily" and might still be eligible for unemployment. I'd consult an attorney.
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Can I collect unemployment even  if I quit a job since ive been working in the work force for 35 years
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I quit my job,I ll have to drive 20 min to work,so but I can't drive anymore I have leaner permit,so am I eligible for unemployment?
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If I am taking care of a parent how is ill in another state and can't do the commute back and forth from state to state can I collect unemployment?
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If I find a better job in another state can my spouse move with me and collect unemployment under family unity
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My husband lost his job a few months back and took a job in Calif.  I have given notice to move my daughter and I back back there.  Will I be able to collect?
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Yes, you are eligible to claim for unemployment compensation, if you voluntarily quit your job. However, your claim will depend on whether (1) you have the wages for two of the four base period calendar quarters on record (2) your total base period wages amount to at least 37 times your benefit amount weekly and (3) you have earned 6 times your new weekly benefit amount.

You need to ensure that you have followed the prescribed steps:

STEP 1: Approach the nearest Work One Center and register for work.
STEP 2: Provide the following information online:
(a) Complete name and address
(b) Social Security number
(c) Personal identification
(d) Your most recent employer's name and address
(e) The dates you worked for your most recent employer
(f) The reason you are unemployed.

The calculation for the claim amount receivable will be your weekly benefit amount multiplied by 26. For example: if your weekly benefit amount works out to $386, then the claim amount works out to $386 x 26 = $10,036.

This is one method of calculation. The other method uses your total base period wages. For example: if the total base period wages amounts to $25,250, then the amount of claim will be calculated at $250 divided by 3 = $8,416. The calculations depend on your tenure with the organization and previous claims, if any.
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elle woods answered
Usually family problems, moving, school, etc are not good reasons to collect unemployment for quitting. You need to first check with a local unemployment agency before you quit so you know how to handle it. The law varies state to state and each case is looked at on an individual bases. It is also common that women will receive smaller unemployment claims then men do.
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Anonymous answered
Yes. I quit my job and applied for ui benefits. I was denied because the employer said I didn't like my job, so I appealed. I lost that case and appealed again, and I just got a letter with benefits approved. You must however, have good cause as to y you quit.
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I quit my job in November due to what I felt was harassment. I filed a complaint with the EEOC which came back non conclusive. I applied for unemployment and was denied because they did not find just cause. I felt like they were trying to force me out and have not replaced my position yet. They heaped on the pressure even though I was to have surgery in December for possible Ovarian cancer. Luckily it was not. I have been looking for a job ever since I recovered from my surgery but haven't found anything yet. Do you think I can apply for unemployment benefits now?
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I quit my job because I was being yelled at and pick on daily by my bosses daughter who was hired by the boss to help out at the company I worked at, even though my boss knew I was a hard worker and she was stressing me out.  Would that be a good reason for filing for unemployment.
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Yes ,but you will have to wake up to 8 weeks 2 get a check that is the way it is in sc. So go and file and see what they tell you. Hope this helps some.
nettie Profile
nettie answered
After a certain length of time and you have not found a job yes you can collect unemployment.....good luck to you...
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samual answers answered
My wife is a Certifying officer with the unemployment dept. You cannot collect because you chose to leave. Had your previous employer reduced your pay or changed the arrangements you had and caused you to leave then you could have collected.
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Shirley McLean answered
When you voluntarily quit your job, you are not eligible for unemployment benefits. You are only eligible if you are fired, and even then it depends on what you were fired for. (Positive drug test, multiple documented warnings, etc.)
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Anonymous answered
Can I collect unemployment if I left my job through a temp agency for a maternity leave and my job was eliminated when I was ready to go back to work?
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Anonymous answered
If you have a good reason why you had to quit you can. One good reason now is that your spouse was transferred in their employment.
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Can I quit because my employer wants to change my shift from days to a second shift after four years
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Not in Ohio unless you were asked to do something illegal or the job wasnt as promised when hired. There are a few exceptions that are acceptable so its possible in a narrow margin. But just to quit for no reason-no.
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I live in Florida and my pay was cut in half to $250/week...if I quit, can I collect unemployment?  I am not even making min wage.
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Anonymous answered
No...you won't be able to receive unemployment benefits if you quit your job. You must be laid off or fired!
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Am I eligible to receive unemployment when I quit the job tho take care of illness husband while he is still working?
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yarnlady answered
The Unemployment benefits in California are primarily for people who lose their job through no fault of there own. There are a few exceptions, so you should file anyway, but don't expect too much.
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Anonymous answered
I am a security guard in canada, they have to write a government exam soon, if I fail the exam can I collect unemployment insurance?
Sue Smith Profile
Sue Smith answered
You can collect unemployment benefits if you quit for a good reason. My husband and I both have in the past.
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Anonymous answered
I don't think so. You voluntarily quited your job. I doubt whether you are eligible for unemployment cheque. Check your state guidelines for more information. It depends on your location as well.
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Anonymous answered
I left ohio to calif for a job that didnt pan out.Can I get unemployment after 8 months. It was a creiglist job and was not real.
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nerreece love answered
No you can not receive unemployment if you quit your job! You can only receive unemployment if you got fired from your job. Even if you quit and move you still could not get unemployment, not in the state you live in now you have to call the state you moved out off. I am sure you will not get unemployment in the state you move to on less you worked back and forth in each state and payed taxes to the state you have moved to. Good luck!
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I work at price chopper. I use to get 8 hours a week and now I only get 4 hours a week. And I have to pay $30 for room and board and also taxes get taken out of my check every week and I'm left with less than $5 for myself most weeks I don't even have $30 to give for room and board I give like $20 or $24. I aint getting enough hours to pay for my phone or for room and board. Am I eligible for unemployment? Because I need a miracle soon with money because I can't get anything I need for my self.
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I am currently collecting NJ unemployment, if I move to NC will I still be able to qualify for unemployment?
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Can I Collect Unemployment, If I Quit My Job Due To My Spouse Retiring And Us Moving To Another State?

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