CAN I COLLECT UNEMPLOYMENT AFTER BEING FIRED FOR NOT GOING BACK TO WORK WHEN CAR BROKE DOWN NEEDING A MOTOR IN IT

by DETRA
(ALABAMA)

I FOUND A JOB BACK IN JULY 2008 THAT WAS ABOUT 1 HOUR AWAY IN ANOTHER STATE.I WORKED THERE FOR ABOUT 1 MONTH AND MY CAR BROKE DOWN IT WAS NEEDING A MOTOR TO GO IN IT. I WAS MAKING MINIMUM WAGE WHICH WAS 6.75 AND NO WAY COULD I AFFORD TO GET A MOTOR AND HAD NO OTHER MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION,SO I WAS FIRED BECAUSE I COULD NOT GET TO WORK. I KNOW I WAS MONETARILY ENEGIBLE AT THAT TIME BECAUSE I HAD COLLECTED ALL BENEFITS FROM MY PREVIOUS JOB,BUT ALSO IN JULY 2008 I WAS ABLE TO GET THE EXTENSION THAT THEY GAVE,BUT I HAD ALREADY BEEN FIRED WHEN I RECEIVED IT,SO TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT THEY ARE DENYING ME ALL THE EXTENDED BENEFITS NOW BECAUSE OF THAT ONE JOB AND THEY ARE TRYING TO MAKE ME PAY FOR ALL OF THE EXTENSIONS I RECEIVED LAST YEAR IN 2008 AND THE ONE EXTENSION I RECEIVED IN 2009. I HAVENT BEEN ABLE TO FIND EMPLOYMENT BUT THAT ONE JOB SINCE I WAS LAID OFF MY FIRST JOB IN 2007,THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE HERE IN ALABAMA IS OVER 10% AND NO JOBS IN SIGHT HOW IN THE WORLD DO THEY THINK I CAN PAY MONEY THAT I DONT HAVE BACK,IM REGESTERED WITH TEMP SERVICES HERE IN AL,AND GEORGIA AND WITH THE CAREER CENTERS IN AL,AND GA THERES NOTHING OUT THERE. I APPEALED IT BUT ALABAMA IS SO MESSED UP I DONT KNOW IF THEY WOULD EVEN LISTEN TO MY PLEA,IF I COULD FIND A JOB I WOUILDNT EVEN WORRY ABOUT UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS BUT I HAVE A FAMILY THAT I HAVE TO SUPPORT, AND CANT EVEN DO THAT WITH NO JOB IN SIGHT


Hi Detra,

Something isn't clicking for me .. how did we miss the determination from the job in the other state .. based on the reason for separation??

Did you report the job when you filed for the extension? Did you tell the state you were fired and why you were fired?



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