Getting Fired because of School!!!!Can I apply for unemployment? - page 2

Hi all, last week I posted something about me getting fired because of school.Now it is Official and only a matter of weeks for me to get fired or laid off.I was just wondering am I able to get... Read More

  1. by   TheCommuter
    I received unemployment checks while living in California and attending LVN school; however, I did not inform the unemployment office that I was attending school. You can call it fraud if you want, but the state has taken too many deductions out of my check over the years.
  2. by   luv4nursing
    Quote from TheCommuter
    I received unemployment checks while living in California and attending LVN school; however, I did not inform the unemployment office that I was attending school. You can call it fraud if you want, but the state has taken too many deductions out of my check over the years.

    I hear you! :chuckle
  3. by   jodyangel
    Well believe me, unemployement won't pay your bills with what they pay. The MOST money you can receive is $503.00. And $603.00 if you work parttime BUT they deduct what you've made from that amount, so you still make more working fulltime obviously!!
  4. by   Lisa CCU RN
    When you get unemployment checks I'm almost positive they don't come form the government, but the company itself because they have paid some kind of insurance just for this. I got unemployment for one week after being fired from a job just because the administrator did not want to give me my tuition reimbursement. He claimed it was for another reason (if you really want to know the reason PM me) but I know better. I filed and he tried to appeal, but I won my case. If you are fired for bad conduct, you will not get unemployment. So, in your case I'm not sure about the circumstances. I received a letter (about one week too late) that stated that because I was in secondary education Mon.- Fri. and I worked on Saturday and Sunday, my work and school did not interfere with one another so I didn't even have to look for another job and as long as I was in school I could just keep collecting my unemployment for a year and a half. Unfortunately, I got a job so quickly I didn't see this letter and I couldn't quit it so I only got one week. Boy it would have been nice to collect from him and make him pay me for the very thing he fired me over! What I'm getting at is in your case, you are interferring with regular work hours and he could make up anything and say you were not a very good employee. I'd call the local unemployment office and ask and then make sure your boss puts "laid off" on your record.
  5. by   Lisa CCU RN
    Quote from TheCommuter
    I received unemployment checks while living in California and attending LVN school; however, I did not inform the unemployment office that I was attending school. You can call it fraud if you want, but the state has taken too many deductions out of my check over the years.
    I don't think it is fraud at all. I got a letter that said I did not even have to work while in school when I got unemployment. See my post above.
  6. by   Lisa CCU RN
    Quote from luv4nursing
    I had 2 or 3 girls in my class who were collecting unemployment but I dont think they told the unemployment office they were in school bc I think u dont qualify then. one was a CNA in a nursing home and they fired her for being late for work when they knew she came straight from school! School didnt let out until 2:45 (sometimes 2:30) and she had to be there at 3. They wouldnt support her there, I think that is so messed up that they would try to discourage her from going to school like that. You would think they would do everything they could to help as in working with her schedule, etc. She said they said that if they made an exception for her they would have to do it for everyone! But they wouldnt even let her change her schedule to part time, etc.

    I was jealous bc they were making more on unemployment than I was working! lol
    Man this makes me regret getting a job so fast!
  7. by   Boston-RN
    ditto what griddleboy said....when you collect unemployment you have to indicate that you are "available to work" and not in school
  8. by   Lisa CCU RN
    Quote from MAnurseHopeful
    ditto what griddleboy said....when you collect unemployment you have to indicate that you are "available to work" and not in school
    This is not true everywhere because I was in school and I was eligible to collect for 18 months and was not required to look for work either. The 18 months was the maximum amount of credits I had earned to be eligible to collect.
  9. by   jodyangel
    Again I say...its Not enough money if you're use to working fulltime with that fulltime paycheck!! I will make about a thousand dollars a week before taxes and would only receive 500$ if I didn't work. So to me, its not worth it!
  10. by   BlessedbyGod
    Not so sure about everywhere else but I know in Chicago, IL one cannot go to school and collect unemployment at the same time. You are required to report that you have been looking for work and are available for work. I was hoping that I could have collected and go to school but they clearly informed me that I had to be actively looking for work and could not be attending school. I believe that whole point of unemployment insurance is just to tie one over until they can find another job. But sometime the money runs out before you do.
  11. by   AnnaN5
    Quote from BlessedbyGod
    Not so sure about everywhere else but I know in Chicago, IL one cannot go to school and collect unemployment at the same time. You are required to report that you have been looking for work and are available for work. I was hoping that I could have collected and go to school but they clearly informed me that I had to be actively looking for work and could not be attending school. I believe that whole point of unemployment insurance is just to tie one over until they can find another job. But sometime the money runs out before you do.
    In Michigan if you are a student you are not able to collect unemployment, which I think is a total load of crap. My boyfriend was a part time student while working full time; he got laid off at his job so he filed for unemployment. It was granted and he received 2 checks. A few months later he received a notice saying he had to pay back all of the money because they found out since he was in school he wasn't eligible for unemployment. So at least in Michigan, even if you answer no about the school question they may do some more digging and found out you are a student. I think that his old employer tipped off the unemployment agency about him going to school because they didnt want to pay his unemployment.
  12. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from jodyangel
    Well believe me, unemployement won't pay your bills with what they pay. The MOST money you can receive is $503.00. And $603.00 if you work parttime BUT they deduct what you've made from that amount, so you still make more working fulltime obviously!!
    You must live in a stingy state, Jodyangel. I received $1640 per month in unemployment money. $1640 is the maximum amount an individual can receive in California, and it sure paid my mortgage and utilities while I attended school.

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