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Unemployment Questions and Answers

Unemployment questions and answers including qualifying for unemployment, extended benefits, unemployment claim issues, and what to do when unemployment runs out.

Unemployment Questions and Answers
Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions about unemployment, including how to file for unemployment, unemployment if you're fired or quit, and more.

Unemployment Claims Question/Answers
Do you have a problem with your unemployment claim? Do you have difficult navigating the unemployment system to get answers? Here are frequently asked questions and answers on unemployment claim issues from career and employment experts that will help you collect unemployment benefits and handle glitches in the process.

Can an Unemployment Claim be Disqualified?
Eligibility for unemployment benefits isn't automatic. There are reasons that your unemployment claim can be denied and that you can be disqualified from collecting unemployment.

Can Employers Check Unemployment History?
Here's information on when and how employers can check your unemployment record and what type of information they check.

Can I Collect Unemployment if I Work Part-Time?
Information on unemployment benefits for workers who accept a part-time job while unemployed.

Can I Get Unemployment if I am Fired?
If you were fired from your job you may be eligible for unemployment, depending on the circumstances. However, if you were fired for misconduct you probably won't be eligible for unemployment benefits.

Can I Get Unemployment If I Quit?
One of the questions I'm asked quite often is can I get unemployment if I quit a job? When you quit your job you may not be eligible for unemployment benefits. In most cases, if you quit you are not eligible for unemployment. However, if you left for a good reason you may be able to collect.

Can I Get Unemployment if I Relocate?
Following spouse unemployment benefits are unemployment benefits provided to an individual, if eligible, who relocates because of a spouse's new job.

Can You Turn Down a Job Offer When Collecting Unemployment?
Information on when you can turn down a job offer while you are collecting unemployment.

Do I Qualify for Unemployment When Collecting Social Security?
Full unemployment insurance benefits are available for workers who are collecting social security except in two states where the amount of unemployment compensation is offset by some of the amount of social security benefits that are received.

Do I Qualify for Unemployment?
Unemployment insurance benefits are available for workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own. Eligibility requirements to qualify for unemployment compensation vary from state to state.

Fired vs. Laid Off
Information on the difference between getting fired vs. laid off and the implications for collecting unemployment benefits.

How Are Unemployment Benefits Paid?
Depending on location, unemployment benefits they may be paid by check, by direct deposit to your bank account or by adding funds to a debit card provided by your state unemployment office.

How Do I Calculate Unemployment?
Information on how to calculate unemployment, including the amount of benefits and the number of weeks of benefits you are eligible to collect.

How Does Severance Pay Affect Unemployment?
Information on how severance pay impacts unemployment benefits for laid-off workers.

How Does Vacation Pay Affect Unemployment?
Information on how vacation pay impacts unemployment benefits for laid-off workers.

How Many Weeks of Unemployment Do I Get?
The number of weeks of unemployment compensation that are available for unemployed workers varies based on the state unemployment rate.

How to Contact an Unemployment Office
How to contact an unemployment office, including where to find contact information and the best times to call.

How to File an Unemployment Appeal
If you have filed an unemployment benefits claim and your claim is turned down or contested by your employer, you have the right to appeal the denial of your unemployment claim. Here's how to file an unemployment appeal.

How to Handle a Lay-Off
Step by step plan for what to do when you've been laid off.

How to Handle Being Unemployed
What should you do when you become unemployed or receive notice that you might become unemployed? What's the best way to survive unemployment?

If I Accept a Temporary Job How Will it Impact My Unemployment Benefits?
Information on how accepting a temporary or contract job will impact unemployment benefits.

Meetings With Unemployment
In some states, unemployed workers may be required to meet with unemployment department representatives for job search and/or re-employment assistance. Here's how to prepare for the meeting.

Pay Tax on Unemployment Benefits
Unemployment benefits are considered taxable income and the unemployment compensation you receive must be reported when you file your federal and state tax returns.

Pink Slip? What's Next?
Have you lost your job? If so, you're not alone. Companies are continuing to cut back jobs, to downsize and to restructure operations. You may be able to turn layoff into a new career. Here's how to handle a layoff, file for unemployment, start a job search and more.

Unemployment Extension Information
Unemployment extension news and updates, information on federal unemployment extensions, extended unemployment benefit guidelines, and information on how to collect extended unemployment benefits.

What Are Dependent Unemployment Benefits
Information on additional unemployment compensation for claimants with dependents.

What Are the Tiers of Unemployment Benefits?
Detailed information on the tiers of extended unemployment benefits, including the weeks of unemployment benefits included in each tier (Tiers 1 - 4) of unemployment, qualifying factors for tiers to be available, and the maximum number of weeks of unemployment an unemployed worker can collect.

What Are the Unemployment Eligibility Requirements When You Are Pregnant?
Information on collecting unemployment when you are pregnant.

What Do You Do To Cope With Being Unemployed?
Coping with being unemployed can be really hard. It's very difficult not only in regard to finances and how you are going to pay the bills, but also from an emotional perspective. Share you5 story and read stories about coping with being unemployed.See submissions

What Happens if an Employer Contests Unemployment Benefits?
Information on what happens when an employer contests an unemployment claim, including reasons a claim maybe contested and how to appeal.

What Happens if I Receive an Overpayment Notification?
Here's information on what happens if you were overpaid unemployment, repayment options, appeals, waivers and more.

What Information is Required to File an Unemployment Claim?
What information is required to file for unemployment? In general, you will need detailed information about yourself and about your previous employers to open an unemployment claim.

What is Good Cause?
If you quit a job for what is consider good cause, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits. Here's information on what constitutes good cause.

What is Suitable Work?
Information on suitable work requirements for unemployment, including what factors are included when determining whether employment is suitable.

What is the Difference Between EUC and EB?
An explanation of the difference between Emergency Employment Compensation (EUC) and Extended Benefits (EB).

What to Do When You're Downsized
Have you lost your job? Here's how to handle a lay-off, apply for unemployment, start a job search and more.

When Unemployment Runs Out
What can you do if your unemployment runs out or you're about to run out of unemployment benefits? First of all, check with your State Unemployment Office to make sure that you are receiving all the extended benefits you qualify for. If you’re close to being out, take a look at the other resources that are available and take advantage of...

Where to Get Help When Unemployment Runs Out
What to do when unemployment runs out? Where you can you get help when you're out of unemployment benefits? How can you job search with limited resources?

Where To Get Help When Your Unemployment Checks Run Out
What can you do if your unemployment checks have run out, are about to run out, or if you can't get by on unemployment benefits, which typically aren't enough to live on. In addition to unemployment compensation, there are a variety of other resources available for individuals collecting unemployment.

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