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Old 04-21-2009, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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Anyone go to school while collecting unemployment? Isn't it such that you can't collect unemployment if you go to school? So what if you take night school so you can look for or work a day time job ... - they still will disqualify your unemployment for going to night school / so you basically just have to LIE / HIDE that you're not going to school?

And then never fill out in your taxes for that year that you went to school?

Anyone ever collect unemployment and went to school? - Or maybe you don't wanna admit this?
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:42 PM
 
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Holy moses!!

To answer the headline. Yes, you can go to school while collecting U.C., but it cannot interfere with your ability to work! So, if you are taking evening classes, this should not be a problem, unless you turn down an evening job!

Can you go to school and collect U.C. if you are part of the dislocated worker program? Yes, you will get a waiver!!

Good luck!
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:48 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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depends on the state, in Florida you have to work 20 hours a week min.
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Old 04-21-2009, 09:11 PM
 
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Sorry, but i disagree. It doesn't depend on the state.

Unemployment states you must be available for work! That means available, not aw shucks i am in school, can't do this or that, because it interferes with my classes.
You will find this standard in almost any state U.C. site you look.

But there are ways to get around it. For example, I explained that in my field there were very few jobs as a legal secretary at night, this convinced them! But it was an issue!!

Basically, as long as you can prove that you are available for work, then you will be okay. If you are collecting Full-time unemployment, they want you looking for a full-time job. If you are collecting, part-time unemployment, at the minimum, they want you looking for a part-time to full-time job. Unemployment is not there to supplement your income, but to be a stop gap, until you get back working.
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Old 04-21-2009, 09:42 PM
 
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Well, in 2004, the state of NJ had a "tuition waiver program". I actually knew someone who had the state pay for her bachelor's degree and she did collect at the same time.
I think the reasoning is a college education is like work and you need money to live, but I don't know the exact reason.
It was only waived at public or state institutions, so Princeton was out of the question.
She even told me they were paying for graduate degrees.
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:01 PM
 
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Actually, even now they have a job waiver program. It is not tution waiver but "look for a job" waiver program.

It started under Clinton, if I remember correctly. It is to train people who have lost their jobs and their fields no longer exist or dried up. They get to be retrained at Federal expense. It is usually no longer than 2 years!

There are other subcategories for young people who have not had a job, have no college and are interested in training. The training has to be directly related to a job!! Not go to school for four years and hope to have a job.




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Well, in 2004, the state of NJ had a "tuition waiver program". I actually knew someone who had the state pay for her bachelor's degree and she did collect at the same time.
I think the reasoning is a college education is like work and you need money to live, but I don't know the exact reason.
It was only waived at public or state institutions, so Princeton was out of the question.
She even told me they were paying for graduate degrees.
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Old 04-22-2009, 05:49 AM
 
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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
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Old 04-22-2009, 08:11 AM
 
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False! If you work!! and you get terminated through no fault of your own, you are legally eligible for unemployment, whether or not you live with your parents or claimed on their taxes!! As long as you meet the requirments for Unemployment compensaiton, then you are eligible!!
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Old 06-01-2009, 09:18 PM
 
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So what if you are taking online classes? can you still collect? You can do the online class anytime so if offered a job it would not interfere with school?
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Old 06-02-2009, 05:30 AM
 
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Sorry, but i disagree. It doesn't depend on the state.
Wrong answer. (Well there's a surprise. ) It does depend on the state. Some states will allow you to collect u/e while attending a state approved training program that will give you a better chance of finding employment.
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