Qualify for Unemployement After Marriage

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
Member
11712 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It’s state-by-state, but I’m fairly certain if you quit gainful employment, you don’t qualify for unemployment.

Post # 4
Hostess
7630 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I think unemployment is only for those who do not choose to be unemployed. I’m sorry you’re struggling with this. Don’t lose hope that there’s another job out there for you. 

Post # 5
Hostess
15072 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

You’ll file in the state you worked in. Yes you can still get it, the waiting period is just longer. Can be anywhere from 6-12 weeks from the date you apply. Apply the very last day you work. 

My husband is Union so I deal with unemployment all the time. If you need any help dm me any time. You have to kind of watch them, they screw up all the time. Knowing what you’re owed and how the system works is key to making sure you get paid properly. 

Post # 6
Hostess
15072 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

You also have to show you are looking for employment. Every state has different proof methods. Make sure you have that proof every week. 

Post # 8
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2649 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Jacquelinesc84:  I can’t say for sure but I believe that you are not eligible if you quit voluntarily. 

Post # 11
Hostess
15072 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Jacquelinesc84:  call the state office in which you are working in currently, the benefits come from the state your working in not the one you’ll be living in. You may have to go through appeals because your quiting for cause. You’re quitting only because there isn’t an opening close enough to your new home. They may tell you that you don’t qualify, but apply anyway and if they turn you down appeal right away. It’s kind of a game sometimes. You should see some of the hoops we’ve had to jump through, it’s ridiculous at times. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@Jacquelinesc84:  Oregon has some of the best unemployment policies out there, so you are definitely moving to the right state. However, I don’t know any specifics about their policies. For Ohio, you can only apply if you lost your job by force (fired or laid off). If you quit, you don’t qualify.

Post # 14
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4809 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

It may be difficult because you weren’t employed in OR. In NC, you have to jump through hoops and have a hearing on your case if you haven’t worked in NC for over a year. We moved 3 months before our wedding and I quit my job (because of a horrible mentally ill boss) a week after we got back from our honeymoon. I was denied unemployment because I hadn’t worked in NC long enough. I could contest it, but now I’m past the 10 day window (I could still do it, but that makes it even harder) and it’s such a pain for like $300/week. Ugh!

Post # 15
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1549 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

You apply in the state you worked not oregon. Oregon has nothing to do with it. You call that states office and try applying. Some states you will still qualify so long as you werent fired due to misbehavior or quit for no reason then you could still qualify. I would assume that spousal relocation is a valid reason.

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@Jacquelinesc84:  I understand your frustration.  I had to quit my job to relocate to be with my husband also. (I commuted weekly for almost the entire first year of our marriage, splitting my week between my state and his several hours away, but that was never a long-term solution either for us or my employer.)

Unfortunately, I made dramatically more money than my pastor-husband does, and, after living here for more than three years full time, I have yet to be able to find any type of job (in or outside of my field of expertise) in the rural area to which I have relocated.  As a result, we’ve burned through tens of thousands of dollars in savings.  However, I did not even consider applying for unemployment in either state, since I voluntarily terminated my employment so that I could relocate to be with my husband.

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