Do nurses get unemployment benefits?
- 0Jun 1, '10 by shuubieI was in a convo with someone about unemployment benefits and heard that nurses don't get unemployment benefits.. is this true?? Assuming that you got laid off or fired, and not resigned.
- 0Jun 1, '10 by shuubieQuote from Asystole RNWhy would they not?
My DON was just complaining that she had to interview someone who said, "Well I am not really interested in the position but I have to interview for unemployment." ...
WHAT? hahaha That is the first time i've heard such a thing ... the interviewee is so unprofessional
- 5Jun 1, '10 by SC_RNDudeQuote from shuubieWhat would make nurses different then others regarding unemployment benefits?I was in a convo with someone about unemployment benefits and heard that nurses don't get unemployment benefits.. is this true?? Assuming that you got laid off or fired, and not resigned.
- 2Jun 1, '10 by oramar GuideUnemployment laws vary from state to state. Some states have loop holes that allow employers to duck out of paying the benefit in certain cases. Health care employers have a reputation for using the loopholes as often as they can get away with it. I can understand why some people would mistakenly think that nurses can't get unemployment based on the fact that they have witness so few actually getting it. If you get a pink slip register immediately at the unemployment office. Rules really vary from state to state. Watch out for the states that have a waiting week. That week starts the day you register so if you wait a week and then register you will lose two weeks. Do not be tricked by a manager that tells you to hang around while and don't register because we might call back at any time. I have seen people cheated out of several weeks unemployment waiting for that call that never came. Ignore any other reason they give you for not registering because usually their reasons are quite self serving.
- 0Jun 1, '10 by VACI know an RN who was given the choice of resigning or being fired near the end of April. (In my nursing opinion, it was over nonsense). First weekly comp check this weekend = $275. Benefits vary state by state, so perhaps in Asystole's area it is more financially profitable than here to collect...
- 2Jun 1, '10 by cb_rnOf course we can receive unemployment benefits, just like any other occupation, as long as we meet the criteria and follow the procedures to look for work while receiving the benefits.
And there are states that allow you to collect benefits if you do resign for a valid reason, such as to accompany a military spouse to a new duty station in a new state until you are able to find a new job.