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Old 08-23-2012, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Hi, I am thinking to relocate to FL, my husband got lay off from work and found a job over there. I am currently working in NJ. I'm definitley start looking for job out there, but if I can't find a job, can I collect umemployment?
Thanks!
No. NJ will not pay unemployment benefits if you (trailing spouse) quit to following your spouse to FL. NJ makes only one exception - a military transfer.
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(k) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter (R.S.43:21-1 et seq.), no otherwise eligible individual shall be denied benefits for any week in which the individual left work voluntarily and without good cause attributable to the work, if the individual left work to accompany his or her spouse who is an active member of the United States Armed Forces, as defined in N.J.S.38A:1-1(g), to a new place of residence outside the State, due to the armed forces member's transfer to a new assignment in a different geographical location outside the State, and the individual moves to the new place of residence not more than nine months after the spouse is transferred, and upon arrival at the new place of residence the individual was in all respects available for suitable work.

http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/forms_pdfs/ui/UI.pdf
Without doing state-by-state research to verify accuracy, this link appears to offer fairly good starting info on states which allow trailing spouse benefits and under what circumstances.

http://www.ehow.com/info_8594550_sta...ng-spouse.html

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Old 12-02-2014, 06:24 PM
 
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Default Moving from NJ to Florida

We are moving to Florida from NJ, never asked for unemployment benefits:
1. can my husband apply for unemployment in Florida before we move?
2. can he do this online?
3. does he apply for the benefits in Florida if he quit his job in NJ?
4. does he receive any special economic assistance for moving from one state to another?
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Old 12-02-2014, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Originally Posted by The Gutierrez Family View Post
We are moving to Florida from NJ, never asked for unemployment benefits:
1. can my husband apply for unemployment in Florida before we move?
2. can he do this online?
3. does he apply for the benefits in Florida if he quit his job in NJ?
4. does he receive any special economic assistance for moving from one state to another?
Answers:
  1. Yes, he has the right to apply. Because he has no earnings in FL, FL will deny.
  2. Yes.
  3. No. Further, NJ will DENY benefits because he QUIT.
  4. No. Wherever did you get this idea??
Unemployment benefits are NOT paid just because you decide to quit a job.

You have to have GOOD CAUSE REASON for the quit. Read this:
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Requirements for Payment
Quit


If you voluntarily quit your job without "good cause connected with the work," or if you voluntarily retire, you may be disqualified for benefits.

"Good cause connected with the work," means that your reason for leaving must be directly related to your job and be so compelling that you had no choice but to leave the job. For example, a person quits work to move out of the area. While this is a good personal reason to quit, the reason for quitting is not connected with the work and the person would be disqualified.

There are exceptions to this disqualification. One exception may apply when the separation was related to or due to domestic violence. Another exception may apply when a spouse or civil union partner of an active military member leaves work to move with the military member who is transferred outside of the state.

If you quit your job, or if you voluntarily retire, you will be scheduled for a claims examiner interview. The examiner may request certain documentation as supporting evidence of your separation. The examiner will determine if you are entitled to benefits based on unemployment insurance laws and regulations.

To remove a disqualification for voluntary leaving, you must return to work for at least 8 weeks, earn at least 10 times your weekly benefit rate, and then become unemployed through o fault of your own. The new work must be in employment covered under the unemployment compensation law.

Department of Labor and Workforce Development | Requirements for Payment<br>Quit
Unless you have a situation fitting one of the above exceptions, plan to move to Florida on our own dime.

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Old 12-02-2014, 06:58 PM
 
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1. Yes.
I think #1 is a No.

The OP lives in NJ.
The OP's last job was in NJ.
They have not moved to FL yet.
That means they have no nexus with Florida.

The only exception would be military discharge or federal employee termination, but they still must have nexus, otherwise a person can just pick the state that gives the highest unemployment, file a claim based ona maybe, a possible, or a gonna move there.
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Old 12-02-2014, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I think #1 is a No.

The OP lives in NJ.
The OP's last job was in NJ.
They have not moved to FL yet.
That means they have no nexus with Florida.

The only exception would be military discharge or federal employee termination, but they still must have nexus, otherwise a person can just pick the state that gives the highest unemployment, file a claim based ona maybe, a possible, or a gonna move there.
You seriously think I don't know this??? - Just being literal in my answer b/c anyone can apply in any state if they so choose. Eligibility for benefits is another matter entirely. Have since qualified the 'yes.' FL will never pay them without earnings in that state. Never. Besides the FL benefit is paltry compared to NJ.

Besides, the real answer is No. 3.

Never heard of anyone expecting to quit (assume without cause) and get benefits and hoping for help with moving expenses. Back in the day employers paid moving expenses for people they were transferring or as incentives for people they were hiring.

Otherwise......
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Old 05-11-2015, 03:55 PM
 
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If someone is discharged from the military ... has residency in NJ -- but decides to go to school under the GI Bill in another state -- can they collect NJ Unemployment ?
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Old 05-11-2015, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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If someone is discharged from the military ... has residency in NJ -- but decides to go to school under the GI Bill in another state -- can they collect NJ Unemployment ?
Yes. By all means apply in NJ. Notify NJ when you move. You can continue to claim NJ benefits while living in another state - assuming going to school does not cause problems with your Able & Available status. You need to notify NJ when you begin school. In NJ, military (UCX) may have special rules on A&A and have a work search waiver. These rules vary by state. So, ask NJ about that when you apply.

FYI - title of this thread references FL. If you are planning to move to FL, you absolutely do not want a FL claim. Paltry benefit, paid for only 16 weeks or thereabouts.

NJ UE handbook, here:

http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/for...s/ui/PR-94.pdf
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Old 05-11-2015, 08:43 PM
 
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If someone is discharged from the military ... has residency in NJ -- but decides to go to school under the GI Bill in another state -- can they collect NJ Unemployment ?
Your eligibility to receive benefits will be base on NJ's unemployment regulations concerning attending schooling. There is no special category for attending school using the GI Bill that is any different than anyone else attending schooling.
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