Question about unemployment benifits for relocating.


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copag

I plan on moving to North Carolina from Ohio. My plan is to
find work there and find an apartment but I do not have a
base of operations there while I find a job e.g. any friends
or relatives to stay with, etc. My funds are very limited.
Traveling to and from NC just for job interviews while being
able to hold my job here is out of the question due to
travel expenses and and my work schedule. A co-worker here
in Ohio told me that if I quit my job and moved to NC that
Ohio would pay unemployment benifits and this would be a
just cause since I was trying to better myself. I have never
heard of this. I have held my current job for four years and
have never received unemployment and I know little about it
except I thought you would have to have a reason such as
your job being too hazardous or you being discriminated
against, etc. Does anyone know if there is any truth to
this?

Thanks in advance.
 
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Stuart A. Bronstein

copag said:
I plan on moving to North Carolina from Ohio. My plan is to
find work there and find an apartment but I do not have a
base of operations there while I find a job e.g. any friends
or relatives to stay with, etc. My funds are very limited.
Traveling to and from NC just for job interviews while being
able to hold my job here is out of the question due to
travel expenses and and my work schedule. A co-worker here
in Ohio told me that if I quit my job and moved to NC that
Ohio would pay unemployment benifits and this would be a
just cause since I was trying to better myself. I have never
heard of this.
Unless NC has a very odd rule, the answer is no, you don't
get unemployment if you left your last job "voluntarily."

Now I suppose that in NC they could consider needing to
leave Ohio to be necessary, not a choice. But I seriously
doubt it.

Stu
 
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Paul Thomas, CPA

copag said:
I plan on moving to North Carolina from Ohio. My plan is to
find work there and find an apartment but I do not have a
base of operations there while I find a job e.g. any friends
or relatives to stay with, etc. My funds are very limited.
Traveling to and from NC just for job interviews while being
able to hold my job here is out of the question due to
travel expenses and and my work schedule. A co-worker here
in Ohio told me that if I quit my job and moved to NC that
Ohio would pay unemployment benifits and this would be a
just cause since I was trying to better myself. I have never
heard of this. I have held my current job for four years and
have never received unemployment and I know little about it
except I thought you would have to have a reason such as
your job being too hazardous or you being discriminated
against, etc. Does anyone know if there is any truth to
this?
Unemployment benefits are generally not paid to folks who
quit. It's reserved for what's called "involuntary
termination", like a lay-off, plant closing, or if you are
otherwise let go due to other than cause (ie: cause you
stole, did drugs, etc).

But, if you were to get "laid off" Ohio would pay benefits
even if you were to look for work in another state.
 
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Herb Smith

copag said:
I plan on moving to North Carolina from Ohio. My plan is to
find work there and find an apartment but I do not have a
base of operations there while I find a job e.g. any friends
or relatives to stay with, etc. My funds are very limited.
Traveling to and from NC just for job interviews while being
able to hold my job here is out of the question due to
travel expenses and and my work schedule. A co-worker here
in Ohio told me that if I quit my job and moved to NC that
Ohio would pay unemployment benifits and this would be a
just cause since I was trying to better myself. I have never
heard of this. I have held my current job for four years and
have never received unemployment and I know little about it
except I thought you would have to have a reason such as
your job being too hazardous or you being discriminated
against, etc. Does anyone know if there is any truth to
this?
Quitting your job for the reasons you give probably would
not make you eligible for unemployment benefits. For further
information on Ohio law, see Chapter 4141 or the Ohio
Revised Code.
 
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D.F. Manno

copag said:
I plan on moving to North Carolina from Ohio. My plan is to
find work there and find an apartment but I do not have a
base of operations there while I find a job e.g. any friends
or relatives to stay with, etc. My funds are very limited.
Traveling to and from NC just for job interviews while being
able to hold my job here is out of the question due to
travel expenses and and my work schedule. A co-worker here
in Ohio told me that if I quit my job and moved to NC that
Ohio would pay unemployment benifits and this would be a
just cause since I was trying to better myself. I have never
heard of this.
The reason you have never heard of this is that it's not
true. Quitting your job to look for a better one elsewhere
is not just cause, and you will not be eligible for
unemployment compensation.
 
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Seth Breidbart

D.F. Manno said:
The reason you have never heard of this is that it's not
true. Quitting your job to look for a better one elsewhere
is not just cause, and you will not be eligible for
unemployment compensation.
On the other hand, if you tell them you're looking for
another job and they fire you, then you are eligible.

Seth
 
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Stuart A. Bronstein

On the other hand, if you tell them you're looking for
another job and they fire you, then you are eligible.
Was that a Seinfeld episode?

Stu
 
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copag

Thanks for the help everyone. I didn't think so but wanted
to be sure!
 
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