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by teresa
(nevada)

Can I collect umeployment benefits in Nevada while on FMLA leave from my job while I take care of spouse?




Hi Teresa,

No, because you are not able and available for work this is a basic eligibility condition for anyone to collect regular unemployment benefits.

Not to mention that you are not unemployed .. you are on FMLA leave because of your spouses health .. which is the reason you can't work.

If we as employees paid tax into the unemployment system it might be a viable idea, but as things stand now .. with only employers footing the bill .. it wouldn't make much sense for them to be liable for any benefits paid.

It's a major flaw in the system that needs to be addressed .. as far as I'm concerned.

But, let me ask you a question .. would you be upset if the federal government and or state governments started taking a tax out of your payroll checks to cover temporary need for benefits .. such as you're asking about?

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