Montana unemployment - Can I quit to move to another state because I am getting married

by stephanie
(Kalispell, Montana )

Montana unemployment - Can I quit to move to another state because I am getting married

I am currently laid off work temporarily expected to go back after 60-90days which will be up next month but could be permanent eventually. I am getting married to someone who lives in Delaware and has a great job so we have decided I will move over there since my job here is so unstable. I am currently receiving unemployment since I am laid off but I am wondering can I still receive benefits if I quit and move?
Thanks,
Stephanie



Answer
Stephanie,

I started with this chartbook published by the USDOL (opens in new window)

It told me that Montana requires voluntary leaving of a job must be attributable to the work. I then checked the Montana code for disqualifications for voluntary quits to see if there was a provision for your circumstances.

You can see it only has a provision for military spouses. Update: Due to ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act aka the "Stimulus") I recommend verifying by checking to see if your state made changes to their unemployment laws recently to receive stimulus money. Click here to verify.

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Feb 18, 2009
what if
by: stephanie

So what if I am currently on unemployment because they laid me off and I can't financially afford to raise my family on unemployment and I had to move because there isn't anything here for work?


Stephanie, if you become totally unemployed (without being job attached) you would then call the state to find out what it will take to transfer your claim to Delaware.

It was your implication that you will be recalled to work that led me to believe you are "job attached" which would relieve you of the usual and necessary job searches required by any state for unemployment.

If you are not "job attached" (this is something the employer does) then call the state and ask them how to transfer your claim to Delaware.

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