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Old 07-27-2010, 06:12 PM
 
Location: las vegas
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Hubby has been out of work and is soon coming to and end on his first extension. He works in the construction field and right now any work he can find is sporadic. He has a friend who can get him onto his jobsite, but there is no guarantee how long he would be kept working. If he were to go to work for 4-6 weeks and were laid off, would he be able to return to his extension? Or would they deny him because he didn't work for so many quarters?

We are confused on how this works and he is getting conflicting messages from other construction workers who are on umemployment. You all seem very knowledgeable, so I thought I'd try to find the answer here.

He desparately wants to go back to work, but without knowing the answer to this, he is afraid to jeopardize our financial situation even more than it is.

Thank you for any insight on this matter.

We live in Nevada.
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Old 07-27-2010, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Your husband is probably approaching the end of his first benefit year. Whether or not he will be able to continue on the tier system will depend upon whether or not his part-time earnings during his first benefit year would qualify him to open a new claim. If the earnings are too low to qualify for a new benefit year, the old claim is reopened and he would continue on the tiers at the same weekly benefit.

If his earnings qualify him for a new claim year, it is possible your husband's benefit will be recalculated - possibly reduced if his current benefit is based on full-time employment for a long period - and he may no longer qualify for the tier program - just basic unemployment and possibly not for the full 26 weeks if his earnings are insufficient under the formula.

I think this is why he is getting conflicting information from his coworkers. The system is not designed to reward part-time work in periods of extended unemployment - especially in the first claim year and if he had been employed for a long time earning top dollar before being laid off. Chances are working only 4-6 weeks would not jeopardize his status, but it depends on how Nevada calculates eligibility. See what you can find on the Nevada website on this. Often the websites give examples of how eligibility and benefits are calculated.

Hopefully, diorgirl sees this and responds. Our resident expert.
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Old 07-27-2010, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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Wow - Nevada's eligibility is pretty low - 3 x WBA would "qualify" him for a new claim at the end of his benefit year, and then the new claim would be based on his earnings during a newly calculated base year.

That's a pretty steep risk for a possible 4-6 weeks work max. when you have a family to support imho.

As an aside maybe someone knows - I thought Obama said he was going to "fix" this - regarding being penalised for pt/temp work in your first benefit year?
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Old 07-27-2010, 08:37 PM
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Location: Starbase
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To my knowledge its the last 5 quarters that you worked that are used to determine your unemployment, the most recent quarter is skipped.
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Old 07-27-2010, 09:18 PM
 
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You would want to check with the state. With the passing of the new legislation, it is likely the state will not "force" a filing of a new claim if the benefit amount would drop more than $100 or 25%. A new littlepiece they threw in for this extension.
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Old 07-27-2010, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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Try calling your state DOL/UE and asking as a hypothetical - you can tell them he MAY have the chance of 4 or 5 weeks work, and ask how this would affect the UE benefits you are relying on to support your family. Don't let them think it's a definite offer, just a maybe.....
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Old 09-10-2010, 07:37 PM
 
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Default does anyone know how i can request an over payment waiver for non fraud??ii

i received an over payment letter today for non fraud. im due to go into labor anyday now & i have no income. my condo that im living in is being forclosed. my fiance just started working & hasnt even received a 2nd paycheck yet.

i know user buzz123 is a prior ESD employee,maybe he can give a tip. i cannot afford to pay them,at least no till i go back to work in 3-4months. my benefits are on hold & we need that to survive & move into our new place.

what to do?
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Old 05-30-2014, 06:58 PM
 
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Hello,I was laid off from my job a year ago after working for twenty three years.three months ago I found a job in the operating room.Today they called me in to the office and told me I am not fast enough for the OR.They let me go.not fired.I want to know if I can collect unemployment again.I am in New Jersey
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Old 05-30-2014, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Hello,I was laid off from my job a year ago after working for twenty three years.three months ago I found a job in the operating room.Today they called me in to the office and told me I am not fast enough for the OR.They let me go.not fired.I want to know if I can collect unemployment again.I am in New Jersey
Yes, indeed you can.

However, exact dates matter when it comes to unemployment benefit claims - especially a requalifying claim.

You say you were laid off a year ago. When, exactly, did you file for benefits in 2013? What is the expiration date of that claim?

If your benefit year from the 2013 claim has not yet expired, you need to wait until your benefit-year-end before applying for a new claim.

The LAG earnings from your first claim and the new earnings from the past three months should provide you with a pretty decent new claim.

Indeed, you should file for benefits - either now, if your old claim has expired - or as soon as it does.
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