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Unemployment insurance

Discussion in 'Unemployment Insurance & Benefits' started by kmurphy40, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. kmurphy40

    kmurphy40 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    The security company that I work for lost the contract at a warehouse where I was employed, the security company offered me a position but it's too far, can I still qualify for unemployment insurance if I turn down the position?

    Thanks

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  2. cbg

    cbg Super Moderator

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    That is far too state- and situation- specific for a message board to call. In fact, even the UI office of your unnamed state won't give you an answer on that question until after you've turned it down and filed a claim. By which time you're out of luck if the answer is no.

    But I will give you one piece of advice. If you're going to turn it down, don't work at the new job/location for even one day. If you do, you are essentially saying that the terms are agreeable, and you're pretty much guaranteed a denial of UI if you later quit saying it's too far.
     
  3. ElleMD

    ElleMD Well-Known Member

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    Agree with the above but unless "too far" is totally not feasible, you might consider accepting the offer and looking for another job in the meantime. If it is within not uncommon commuting distance from your home, your chances of getting UI decrease substantially. Where I am, commutes of an hour + are extremely common.
     
  4. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    Your most accurate answer will come from the representative of your state's UI agency that is assigned to your account.

    You can also ask your questions for FREE using the state's toll free number:

    EDD representatives are available by phone at the following numbers from 8 a.m. to 12 noon (Pacific time), Monday through Friday, except on state holidays.

    English: 1-800-300-5616
    Spanish: 1-800-326-8937
    Cantonese: 1-800-547-3506
    Mandarin: 1-866-303-0706
    Vietnamese: 1-800-547-2058

    You can also ask your questions online:

    EDD Online Services


    Unemployment Insurance (UI) Online
     
  5. mightymoose

    mightymoose Moderator

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    I agree.
    There is a difference between an unreasonably far distance and an inconvenient distance.
    If you think you can reasonably argue that the distance is too far rather than just inconvenient then you may have a better claim- but you have no way to know how the person handling the claim will view it.
    Accepting the position temporarily while you look for new employment would bring in more money than UI, so give it consideration.
     
  6. cbg

    cbg Super Moderator

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    I'll just throw in here that I spend over two hours EACH WAY commuting to and from work, and I don't even have the longest commute in the office. What is considered reasonable is VERY state and regionally specific.
     

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