I had a patient hospitalized for 2 weeks. He just came home.I was discussing with the other nurse that I didn't work any other cases the agency had.She said she didn't either but she told me that nurses could collect unemployment until the pt comes home. She said its called temporary unemployment. She said she gets her check next week.I haven't heard of this before. Any truth to it?I asked a nursing supervisor this same question many years ago. She said that I won't be able to,and that the agency would fight it because I was offered work but turned it down.(the home was far and I didn't have a car at the time. Public transportation was unavailable.)Just a little angry of its true. I could have collected pay all those times I had pts in the hospital.