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What is the time limit after leaving a job that once can apply for Unemployment?

by Laurale
(Greer SC USA)

I separated from my job the 31st of October 2008 due to family medical leave running out and I was still unable to return to work. I was not fired nor did I quit formally.I found out that I am re-hireable but after applying every 90 days since April of 09 I have yet to be called back. I was told I was not eligible for Unemployment but found out later that I am and I applied the beginning of January 2010. I received a prepared letter stating I would receive no benefits that my base period 1st 2nd and 3rd quarter were based in 09 and my 4th for Oct Nov,Dec,08 I started FMLA August 1st 08 and there were no earning during that time. Would I not be eligible for back pay on this since I was employed with my company for over 6 years and paid this insurance?

Thanks for your help,

Hi Laurale,

Yes, you should have applied as soon as you became able and available for work again and if you were told you weren't eligible for unemployment .. I certainly hope it wasn't the employer.

The determination denying benefits due to being monetarily ineligible sounds right to me.

I am not aware that SC has any different base periods to look at earning in that the standard first 4 of the last 5 completed quarters.

You have never paid for unemployment insurance .. the program is funded by an employer tax on wages paid only.



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