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Old 03-28-2010, 10:36 PM
 
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My question involves unemployment benefits for the state of: IL

I recently received approval for unemployment benefits from a company I was fired from 1 month ago. I took another full time job and worked there for 4 days last week. Due to a dispute with my employer about my responsibilities, I am going to quit. I doubt I receive any payment for my 4 days of work.

fwiw, the salary at this job is half of what i was receiving at my former job.

1. If I DO receive payment for the 4 days worked, will I now be ineligible?
2. If I DON'T receive pay, do I even need to report my employment?

If I do receive pay and don't cash the check, will this provide enough substance for an argument for continuance of benefits if the state of IL or my former employer finds out about my job?

FWIW, I have now decided to relocate with my fiance to another state, which I should've done when I suspected this employer/employment to be suspect.

thanks
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Default Unemployment

Be careful as Ill and other States have strict quidelines that if not followed to the tee can get ou a felony conviction plus payback . You have to re-
port the work you did and the money earned. They will then subtract the recent money earned regardless if it is less than past history. You will
continue to receive benefits ,but in some States they delay payments in order to check with the company you easrned monies from to make sure
your accurate. Be care also than when you report work that they don't cancel your unemplyment entirely as was the case here in Florida due to
inexperienced folks who don't have a clue what the rules are except for key people you need to get to know. (Back line contacts) generally the toll free numbers are bogus and rarely is anyone going to answer. You must keep records of all attempts to get work the address/phone and who you spoke with
and be ready for an audit from time to time. I have 160 documentations to date (2 per week X80 weeeks)
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:53 PM
 
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Be careful as Ill and other States have strict quidelines that if not followed to the tee can get ou a felony conviction plus payback . You have to re-
port the work you did and the money earned. They will then subtract the recent money earned regardless if it is less than past history. You will
continue to receive benefits ,but in some States they delay payments in order to check with the company you easrned monies from to make sure
your accurate. Be care also than when you report work that they don't cancel your unemplyment entirely as was the case here in Florida due to
inexperienced folks who don't have a clue what the rules are except for key people you need to get to know. (Back line contacts) generally the toll free numbers are bogus and rarely is anyone going to answer. You must keep records of all attempts to get work the address/phone and who you spoke with
and be ready for an audit from time to time. I have 160 documentations to date (2 per week X80 weeeks)
Thanks for taking the time to reply. So I will continue to receive benefits after quitting my second job? I don't have a problem reporting the income, I just don't want to lose my benefits going forward.
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:28 AM
 
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My question involves unemployment benefits for the state of: IL

I recently received approval for unemployment benefits from a company I was fired from 1 month ago. I took another full time job and worked there for 4 days last week. Due to a dispute with my employer about my responsibilities, I am going to quit. I doubt I receive any payment for my 4 days of work.

fwiw, the salary at this job is half of what i was receiving at my former job.

1. If I DO receive payment for the 4 days worked, will I now be ineligible?
2. If I DON'T receive pay, do I even need to report my employment?

If I do receive pay and don't cash the check, will this provide enough substance for an argument for continuance of benefits if the state of IL or my former employer finds out about my job?

FWIW, I have now decided to relocate with my fiance to another state, which I should've done when I suspected this employer/employment to be suspect.

thanks
It's against the law for the company not to pay you. And, the days that you worked, the company has to pay into unemployment insurance. The company will not be the one that you continue to collect on, it will be your old company where you earned enough in the previous quarters to collect.
Cash the paycheck because ILL will ask the company for earned income.
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:04 AM
 
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It's against the law for the company not to pay you. And, the days that you worked, the company has to pay into unemployment insurance. The company will not be the one that you continue to collect on, it will be your old company where you earned enough in the previous quarters to collect.
Cash the paycheck because ILL will ask the company for earned income.
Cool, thx for the reply. So I will be eligible for unemployment after quitting this job?
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:06 AM
 
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After quitting temp job, woman can't restart unemployment - chicagotribune.com

Reading this concerns me.
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Old 03-30-2010, 01:45 PM
 
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There will be an investigation in relation to your recent job separation. You will have to prove good and just cause for quitting. Your last employer will be contacted. If it is determined you do not have a good reason for quitting, you won't receive benefits at all. You can, of course, appeal.

I sure wish you much luck here as I went through this a little over six months ago.

Blessings.
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Old 03-30-2010, 07:56 PM
 
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There will be an investigation in relation to your recent job separation. You will have to prove good and just cause for quitting. Your last employer will be contacted. If it is determined you do not have a good reason for quitting, you won't receive benefits at all. You can, of course, appeal.

I sure wish you much luck here as I went through this a little over six months ago.

Blessings.
so after 15 months at one job (and being approved for UI benefits), and 4 days at another, I have to prove why I quit after 4 days to receive future benefits?
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Old 03-30-2010, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Yes you do. The purpose of UE is a safety line ( a laugh in itself) and intended to make you get back into the work force ASAP. If it was so easy (another laugh in itself) and enough to make the bills and feed your family, then why would anyone bother to look and except work, instead it would be a nice little paid vacation.
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Old 05-14-2010, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Southwest Florida
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Wow...it almost seems pointless to accept a new job while on unemployment because from this article, looks like it's a catch 22. You never know if the job is going to work out & when it doesn't, you've screwed yourself out of your unemployment?!
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