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I am a ny teacher and I may be losing my job come june. I started in february and the job will end june 25th. I have not worked two full quarters am I entitled to unemployment benefits?

by Jonathan
(New York)

I quit another job to take a teaching position with a school district. The job is a three year probationary position meaning I would receive tenure at the end of the three years.


I have gotten word that the position my be in jeopardy. Which means that I will most likely lose my job come the end of June. I went on the unemployment website and it says you must work 2 full quarters to qualify for Unemployment. If I am excused in June I would only have been employed from mid February till June. Am I entitled to anything? The job was not temporary when I took it..... it was fulltime with tenure in three years?

Please let me know?


Hi Jonathan,

I want to know where the page on the NY website is that says you have to work two FULL quarters to qualify monetarily for unemployment.

That is not what the USDOL says.

I'm also grateful that you live in NY .. or I'd have to address why you wouldn't qualify with the "standard base period" .. fortunately, NY has an alternative base period (ABP) of the last four completed quarters .. which means I don't think you will be able to qualify until July 1st.

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by: Anonymous

Thanks for your help. I actually quit my other teaching job of 14 years to move to this one. There was no break in my employment. I finished on a Friday at job one and started that Monday at job two. Will that help me even though I quit as far a quarters go?

Thanks again


Yes, that would help because your subsequent employment will be ending for a qualifying reason .. basically a layoff .. and if the separation from job one is determined to have been a voluntary quit without good .. you have earned enough wages in job #2 to have purged the disqualification .. therefore you should be cleared for benefits.


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