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Unread 10-05-2009, 05:22 PM
 
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Default Unemployment insurance denied - Voluntary quit due to health reasons. Advice??

I would very much like to get some advise on my current situation. anybody that can offer me advise, I would very much appreciate it.

I was laid of like many over 6 months ago and was given CA unemployment. However, in June 2009, I finnally landed a job. However, this job was incredibly stressful with expectations beyond what was initially described to me. This stress unfortunately caused me to develop health issues that prevented me from sleeping and causing costant anxiety/depression issues. Two weeks in, I consulted a doctor and was given sleep medication. This made things worse. I consulted the doctor again and recieved a different medication at 3 weeks in. This also made things worse. Through out this time I communicated these issues with my supervisor and he allowed me to attempt working from home to lesson the stress. Hover, the sleeplessness continued and my health physically and mentally declined quickly. My doctor even agreed that if this continued after a month, the job does not outweigh my health. I continued trying to work with my employer on this issue, but after 1 months time of sleep deprivation, my body and mind quit. I had to quit the job.

I then tried to reinstate my Unemployment insurance, but was denied. I still have the option to appeal, but would very much like to know if anyone has some expertise and advise on this issue.

Is this a valid claim that I may be able to contest? If so, is there anything I can do to make my case stronger?

Thanks in advance.
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Unread 10-05-2009, 05:32 PM
 
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I would very much like to get some advise on my current situation. ... Is this a valid claim that I may be able to contest?
Am not sure why your doctor did not advise that quiting your current job would make void any future unemployment claims. I do not think it is valid, I've need never seen anyone successfully file unemployment after quiting... But.

I think when you file, you can claim you quit for "good cause" (health reasons). If your claim is denied, you should be entitled to a hearing where you can plead your case.
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Unread 10-05-2009, 05:39 PM
 
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People who quit their jobs or were fired are not entitled to unemployment (unless something has changed). UI might tell you to get disability. But I don't know anything about what direction you can and can't take, just giving my opinion. Others on this thread might be able to offer better advice.
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Unread 10-05-2009, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Because you quit there is not much you can do.
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Unread 10-05-2009, 06:15 PM
 
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Sorry dude, if you quit, no unemployment. It's clearly stated.
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Unread 10-05-2009, 10:29 PM
 
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Thanks for the replies, Upon my own research, I found this page

Voluntary Quit VQ 235 - Health and Safety Considerations

Does this not apply to my situation?

Thanks again
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Unread 04-22-2010, 02:44 PM
 
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You CAN qualify for unemployment benefits even if you quit... It is a bit for difficult at times, but certainly not impossible. I personally know someone who was able to.

There are specific conditions that allow you to quit and still qualify for unemployment, such as substandard working conditions, underpaid wages, work causing HEALTH ISSUES.... etc. Do your research and appeal!
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Unread 04-22-2010, 03:51 PM
 
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People who quit their jobs or were fired are not entitled to unemployment (unless something has changed). UI might tell you to get disability. But I don't know anything about what direction you can and can't take, just giving my opinion. Others on this thread might be able to offer better advice.
You can quit if you were fired in most cases. I know two people who got it after being fired. The only time you would be denied is if the former employer contested it.
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Unread 04-22-2010, 11:11 PM
 
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The first four responses aren't correct. Yes Daniel009 - if you quit for a good reason you can appeal and get unemployment. I know two people who have succeeded on "good reason" grounds; one for health reasons, the other because the commute became too great.

I recommend getting a doctor's note saying he advised you to quit and sending it along with the appeal. My guess is that will work. If it does not work, then you will have the option of going to trial; in which case you still would have nothing to lose.
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