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Old 03-19-2012, 08:34 AM
 
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Did you go full time or part time? I am thinking about either going to class one day a week for 2 1/2 hours during the day. If that might be a problem I can go at night. What do u think?



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I was collecting umemployment while I was in school...in Illinois you have to prove that school doesn't interfere with work...it was a hassle I had to bring my class schedule every term and sit for hours to see an agent to explain to her why school didn't have anything to do with me looking for a job.
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:52 PM
 
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that is NOT true. You can go to school and collect unemployment. You can only go part time. Then you must fill out a form indicating you are going to school. Get the form from your local unemployment office. The days and hours must be listed. Then you have to prove you applied for jobs during the weeks you are in school, and you will get paid! No need to lie. No need to cheat. Just follow the rules and fill out one easy form and then just track you applications.
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:22 PM
 
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Your suggestion is not universal. Many states require the school/training to be "approved." If it's not approved, you can be disqualified over just a measly one-hour class.

So my suggestion is to never sign up on your own for classes, but to always check to see what the requirements are to get it approved first, and follow the rules. Getting benefits shut down while waiting on investigations, adjudications, and appeals is more than most people's savings accounts can ride out.
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:49 PM
 
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My friend is currently going to school full time and receiving unemployment in CA. When they initially filed for UE they stated that they were in school and it triggered a phone interview. They were asked how often they went to school and they answered full time but that they were still actively looking for a job. UE had no problem with this and my friend's been getting UE now for 1.5 years.
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:12 PM
 
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In 2009i was collection EDD. I was told by the rep that as long as you are in school full time (night = 20 hrs a week and day = 12 units) you dont have to look for work. I was going to school at night (20 hrs a week) and collecting EDD and dint have to look for work.
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:50 AM
 
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My husband was able to go to school full time and still collect unemployment benefits (last year). This is in WI. The catch was that he had to go through the local Job Center and enroll into an approved program (there was a lengthy list to choose from). Once he enrolled, his work search was waived and he went for a one year program in HVAC. Found a full time job at a great company a month or so before graduation, and started right after he was finished with school. So it is possible, but the proper steps must be followed for it to be eligible schooling.

Hey I live in Racine Wi, I was wondering if you could tell me how your husband got into that program (going to school and collecting unemployment)? what was the approved program called? and if you have a number i can call or any info ..Thank you
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:52 AM
 
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Hey I live in Racine Wi, I was wondering if you could tell me how your husband got into that program (going to school and collecting unemployment)? what was the approved program called? and if you have a number i can call or any info ..Thank you
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:33 AM
 
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I'm in California receiving UI and I'm curious as to how I find out if the school I'm going to is approved by edd? Need to turn in monthly form and idk if I leave the back blank or take it to my school and get it filled out before sending it off.
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Call EDD. Good strategies on last few pages of this thread:

Tips for getting through to a live body @ California EDD
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:35 AM
 
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[quote=hnsq;8458547]One reason many people do not take out unemployment while students is that they are still officially marked as dependants on their parent's taxes, which means they can't file. If you want to get money for doing nothing, get a job with a company that pays for school and take classes at night - don't immediately look for a handout from the government[/




I'm sorry to say, but unemployment is not considered a handout. Welfare is considered a handout.

For those of us who work hard, we all contribute to the unemployment pot. Its there for the purpose to allow us time to look for employment in case we get laid off or terminated for whatever reason - political, good or bad - we can move onto another job.

It's ok to collect & seek employment in order to move on with life and go back to school to better yourself or simply to learn another career.
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