What is a suitable job? And will refusal or quitting suitable work have an effect on my unemployment claim?
(Coral Springs, FL USA)
I have been receiving max ($275 + $25) unemployment benefits since June 2009. 1)I have been offered a part time job making approx $250 per week. Am I required to take this position even though it is lower than my unemployment benefits? 2)Just in case this job doesn’t work out after 1 or 2 months, can I restart my unemployment benefits at what they were before?
Whether the work is suitable or not determines whether you can continue receiving benefits. It’s a “refusal of suitable work” issue, which carries the same disqualification as a voluntary quit without good cause.
Unemployment benefits, whether initially or after a subsequent separation from even a part-time job depend on the reason for separation from the most recent work.