I voluntarily quit one part-time job to accept a different, better paying part time. Eligible for benefits?
I was working full-time for one company but was laid off. I started receiving unemployment benefits in January 2009. I accepted a part-time job in February 2009, so I received benefits for when my pay did not reach my weekly maximum amount. In October, I quit that part-time job to accept part-time work elsewhere, which paid better. My claim is currently under review for a "voluntary quit." Am I eligible to continue receiving unemployment benefits?
You didn't tell me what state you were in, but I suggest you check your state's unemployment statutes
because in some states better pay or more hours is good cause to quit.
If you're underemployed in the first place I would argue .. even if there weren't a statute that the better pay or more hours made it more "suitable work".
For crying out loud .. it's not only good for you .. it's good for an unemployment department. Of course the one it could hurt is the employer you quit .. but that's what non-charging provisions are for and that's the employer's responsibility to see that they aren't charged.