Voluntary unemployment does not automatically mean the Claimant, you, are ineligible. While these cases are difficult to win, it can be done with a good attorney and a valid reason for the separation from employment. It can be done.
There are a number of good reasons why someone may quit their jobs yet still receive unemployment benefits. If you decided to accept voluntarily unemployment and left your job, you will have the burden to demonstrate a necessitous and compelling reason for quitting. Some of these factors to prove for your voluntary unemployment case include unsafe working conditions, health problems, changes in working conditions, etc. If you believe that your reason is “good” please call us to see if it will qualify. There are a significant number of “good” reasons that the Unemployment Department does not tell you about.
Generally, if your employer did not provide you with a reasonable accommodation for your “good reason” and you accepted accept voluntarily unemployment due to that, you have a “necessitous and compelling reason” for quitting and are likely to receive your unemployment benefits. Most frequently, an employee voluntarily quits due to their own or a family medical condition, child care, a major change in wages or hours,or a job being relocated. If you had anything similar to this happen to you, you may be able to receive unemployment benefits.
Voluntary unemployment cases are not simple. Because these cases are more of a legal determination that a inquiry on the facts, we always recommend you bring an unemployment lawyer.
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