i have been laid off since april 2009 they told me it was indefinite and i should look for another job. i decided to go to trade school and collect U C but they called me back for a less paying job my ? is if i dont take the job and continue school can i still collect U C?
Are you receiving training benefits? This is an important factor and you should call the department. Training benefits may exempt you from having to take the job.
Beyond this is you’re not it can create a problem because one of the conditions for collecting is to be able and available for “suitable work”
Suitable work like all things unemployment can vary with provisions.
Anything may become suitable after a specified period of time .. others say that any job immediately after filing is suitable if the wage offered is a percentage of what you used to be paid.
In addition to pay a state looks at prior training and experience and your skill level.
If you’re not receiving training benefits and are just going to school part-time while looking for suitable work .. this could become an issue because employers especially base period employers may notify the department .. this means an investigation and possibly a halt to benefits until the issue is resolved.
I liken collecting unemployment to being a prisoner of the system .. or if you want to be kind .. an employee of the state and the only job duty is to beat the bushes to get off of unemployment.
So Ed, how much lower paying are we talking about and are you receiving training benefits?
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