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Can you quit if you have to move due to financial reasons? - Virginia

by Dana
(Richardsville, Virginia)

My husband was laid off and is receiving unemployment and is unable to find any work in our area. We are having to move from our home in Virginia to Georgia to live with my parents because we simply cannot afford to stay where we are. I am having to quit my job because of this situation and I'm wondering if I will be able to get unemployment. Can you please help me???


Hi Dana,

I am sorry to report Virginia does not have a provision to allow benefits to quit to move, or follow a spouse.

According to the DOL there is only case law to support unemployment "when caring for ill and enfeebled parents, need for ongoing care; doctor’s note in all cases; must look to whether the claimant is able and available for work".

would be available and able to work


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