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Great job, but had to quit a job in Florida and move to another state due to family illness

by JACKIE
(CHARLOTTE, NC)

I QUIT MY JOB IN JUNE 2008!!!WONDERFUL JOB GREAT EMPLOYERS AND STAFF. I HAD TO RELOCATE TO CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA. MOVED TO NORTH CAROLINA IN MIDDLE OF JUNE 2008. AND HAVE LOOKED FOR A JOB EVERYDAY AND SENT NUMEROUS RESUME'S. BUT DUE TO JOB MARKET I HAVE NOT HAD ANY LUCK. I HAVE A MEDICAL/DENTAL BACKGROUND AND STILL THAT DOESN'T SEEM TO HELP.


I NEED TO KNOW IF I CAN APPLY FOR UNEMPLOYMENT AND IF SO, WHERE. IN NORTH CAROLINA OR FLORIDA. I WANT TO GO TO WORK, EVEN TO TAKE A PAY CUT, BUT NOT HAVING MUCH RESPONSE.

PLEASE DIRECT ME TO THE RIGHT PATH. I HAVE NO INCOME AND BARLEY MAKING IT I NEED HELP!!! AT LEAST TIL THINGS EASE UP AND I WILL CONTINUE LOOKING FOR A JOB.


Hi Jackie,

I take it you quit your job in Florida to move to NC, and for someone's illness other than your own.

If this is correct it's very doubtful you will be able to collect unemployment and if you do the amount will be small because of the base period that will be used to determine your benefit amount. When you apply for unemployment in Florida your base period is established as the first four of the last five completed quarters. If you filed tomorrow 1/15/09 your base period would be 10/1/07 - 9/30/08.

It's doubtful you will receive unemployment because you quit instead of taking FML which would have required medical documentation. The state will view your reason for quitting as a personal reason not attributable to the work.

North Carolina does allow for unemployment under your circumstances, but you would have to show that undue family hardship exist due to the working hours, and I'm sure they would also require you to first allow the employer an opportunity to respond to a need for a change in hours.

If you filed in North Carolina it would be an interstate claim.

Chris

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