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do per diem nurses qualify for unemployment

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Will I qualify for unemployment as a per diem nurse? My daughters school has closed and has made it difficult for me to find a sitter when I am offered a shift. I work at a surgery center and cases have been low and I’ve been cancelled. Therefore, I haven’t worked in almost 2 weeks.
will I qualify for unemployment as a per diem? Also, I’m afraid when this is all over my employer will be upset and not call me in for shifts if I end up qualifying

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The rules may have changed, but typically if you are offered shifts and not taking them for whatever reason, no you do not qualify.

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This is a question for your state employment department. However I would not expect turning down work for any reason (usually) than illness will keep you in benefits if you manage to convince them to qualify you in the first place. But then we can’t say how your case worker would interpret your state’s’ rules. Maybe turning down work for lack of child care flies in your state. Won’t hurt to call and ask.

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I guess my main concern is wether or not I qualify for unemployment as a per diem. I know full time and part time employees would qualify, but I’m uncertain if per diem employees qualify. As far as work, Hours have been reduced and I’ve taken shifts but have been cancelled a day prior.

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Davey Do has 41 years experience and specializes in Psych, CD, HH, Admin, LTC, OR, ER, Med Surge.

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Would I be in your shoes, Bella, I would submit a claim. As I've said in other threads, unemployment security bases benefits on quarters worked and money earned.

In essence, if a certain amount of money is earned in a particular quarter, benefits are based on those amounts.

Good luck!

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Davey Do has 41 years experience and specializes in Psych, CD, HH, Admin, LTC, OR, ER, Med Surge.

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15 hours ago, Bella2016 said:

My daughters school has closed and has made it difficult for me to find a sitter when I am offered a shift. I work at a surgery center and cases have been low and I’ve been cancelled. Therefore, I haven’t worked in almost 2 weeks.
will I qualify for unemployment as a per diem? Also, I’m afraid when this is all over my employer will be upset and not call me in for shifts if I end up qualifying

14 hours ago, beekee said:

The rules may have changed, but typically if you are offered shifts and not taking them for whatever reason, no you do not qualify.

This is true. One must be available to work in order to be eligible for benefits.

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