Unemployment question, non tax related, help!


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peconroy

General Unemployment question: I am a waiter at a
restaurant that is closing at the end of this month. Would I
be eligible for unemployment benefits? Is this considered
the same as being "laid off"? I received unemployment 3
years ago after being layed off from General Motors. Life is
such a shit sandwich sometimes. I just wanted to find out
before spending three and a half hours at the unemployment
office to find out I'm not elegible.
 
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Stuart A. Bronstein

(e-mail address removed) wrote:

As long as the moderator let this through, who am I to
question?
General Unemployment question: I am a waiter at a
restaurant that is closing at the end of this month. Would I
be eligible for unemployment benefits? Is this considered
the same as being "laid off"?
It may depend in part of the laws of the state where you
live. But in general you are entitled to unemployment if
you did not leave your last job voluntarily, and you weren't
fired for criminal behavior.

So apply for it.

Stu

Moderator:
I thought I had sent an e-mail to the OP and had deleted
the submission.
 
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Wayne Brasch

General Unemployment question: I am a waiter at a
restaurant that is closing at the end of this month. Would I
be eligible for unemployment benefits? Is this considered
the same as being "laid off"? I received unemployment 3
years ago after being layed off from General Motors. Life is
such a shit sandwich sometimes. I just wanted to find out
before spending three and a half hours at the unemployment
office to find out I'm not elegible.
Call the unemployment office and ask them this question.

Wayne Brasch
 
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David Woods, EA, ChFC, CLU

General Unemployment question: I am a waiter at a
restaurant that is closing at the end of this month. Would I
be eligible for unemployment benefits? Is this considered
the same as being "laid off"? I received unemployment 3
years ago after being layed off from General Motors. Life is
such a shit sandwich sometimes. I just wanted to find out
before spending three and a half hours at the unemployment
office to find out I'm not elegible.
The rules for unemployment can be found at your state labor
department.
 
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Bob Sandler

General Unemployment question: I am a waiter at a
restaurant that is closing at the end of this month. Would I
be eligible for unemployment benefits? Is this considered
the same as being "laid off"? I received unemployment 3
years ago after being layed off from General Motors. Life is
such a shit sandwich sometimes. I just wanted to find out
before spending three and a half hours at the unemployment
office to find out I'm not elegible.
You probably are eligible. Go to the web site for your state
and search for unemployment. It will tell you what the
eligibility rules are, or how to find out. You may even be
able to apply online, without having to go to the
unemployment office at all. The state web site is
www.state.xx.us, where xx is the two-letter abbreviation for
your state.

Tax considerations: Unemployment benefits are taxable. You
already have significant income this year, so you most
likely will owe tax on your unemployment. Your state may
offer the option to have tax withheld from your payments, or
you should consider making estimated tax payments so you
don't get hit with a big tax bill at the end of the year.
 
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Rick Merrill

General Unemployment question: I am a waiter at a
restaurant that is closing at the end of this month. Would I
be eligible for unemployment benefits? Is this considered
the same as being "laid off"? I received unemployment 3
years ago after being layed off from General Motors. Life is
such a shit sandwich sometimes. I just wanted to find out
before spending three and a half hours at the unemployment
office to find out I'm not elegible.
If you have worked for the restaurant and received a
paycheck with payroll deductions and you work there for six
(6) months or more then you should be elegible for
unemployment benefits.
 
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Harlan Lunsford

Stuart said:
(e-mail address removed) wrote:
As long as the moderator let this through, who am I to
question?
It may depend in part of the laws of the state where you
live. But in general you are entitled to unemployment if
you did not leave your last job voluntarily, and you weren't
fired for criminal behavior.

So apply for it.

Stu

Moderator:
I thought I had sent an e-mail to the OP and had deleted
the submission.
I hope you did send the email, but the message was posted.
and is still here.

Also, I think an "attitude adjustment" is in order.

ChEar$,
Harlan

Moderator:
Harlan, nothing posted goes away anymore. It's an ISP by
ISP problem. As for an attitude adjustment, I just opened
a bottle of Mead fit for a Monarch.
 

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