Wisconsin State LogoThe Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development is liable for managing and building the state’s workforce through delivering employment for youth and the disabled, as well as executing employment rights enforcement, unemployment insurance claims and worker’s compensation. The department makes use of a wide range of criteria to decide if a claimant is qualified for benefits, and how much benefit he or she is worthy of. In addition, applicants must attain some ongoing requirements so as to carry on to be paid on a weekly basis.

The department puts into effect set of laws that link to benefits eligibility, taking into consideration an applicant’s earnings during current employment and the cause for separation from employment. Claimants should also be available to accept suitable job offers.

Qualifications for Unemployment in Wisconsin

Wisconsin joblessness rules must be carefully understood, particularly if a worker finds themselves jobless, as there are strict criteria that should be met before benefit will be paid. There are also laws that point to further responsibilities of the claimant that must be met for continued weekly payments.

Job Loss

jobless menTo be eligible for unemployment insurance in the state of Wisconsin, you must have been removed from employment through no fault of your own. If you quit your job without good cause or obtain termination for excessive absenteeism, tardiness or misconduct, you are not entitled to collect benefits in Wisconsin until you earn subsequent wages.

  • In the case of quitting your job, you should earn 4 times your weekly benefit sum amount to be entitled.
  • In the case of a termination for absenteeism or tardiness, you must earn 6 times your weekly benefit amount.
  • In the case of a termination for misconduct, you must earn 14 times your weekly benefit amount.
  • In each case, the state also imposes a four- to seven-week suspension of benefits before granting you eligibility.

Work Availability

accept appropriate offers of workYour eligibility to obtain unemployment benefits in Wisconsin hinges on your availability to accept appropriate offers of work. If you decline work and don’t have good cause, the state puts off your benefits for 4 weeks and needs you to earn 4 times your weekly benefit amount before returning them.

In case you fail to make what the state considers a feasible job search might also exclude you temporarily. If you are not able or obtainable to work in a given work, the state examines the condition before deciding whether you remain qualified for that week.

Work Search

Job searchAn unending requirement to obtain unemployment insurance benefits is a weekly job search report. The Department of Workforce Development needs all people collecting benefits to get in touch with at least two employers each week. In some instances, such as when a claimant is in school or working part-time, the work search requirement can be given up by the department. The department at times requests documentation of a claimant’s job search actions and altering these documents can outcome in termination of benefits.

Weekly Reporting

In order to obtain benefits for a given week, claimants should present a weekly report that details their availability for employment, any wages earned during the week and any other sources of income such as income from self employment or vacation pay. These reports have to be filed no later than 14 days following the last day of the week benefits are being claimed for. Claimants are required to detail all work, hours and wages no matter the amount. Refusal with this requirement can lead penalties, overpayments or prosecution.


While claiming unemployment benefits, if you accept an offer of work, and are working fewer than 16 hours a week, the number of hours worked must be stated to the benefits office so that they may alter your benefit payment accordingly.

If case number of weeks worked are more than 16 then the claimant is not qualified to any benefit for that week. The state of Wisconsin lets a period of no longer than 6 weeks after losing a job to assess any offers of new employment.

A claimant is allowed to decline an offer of new work if the skills needed are different than they have, or the wage offered is considerably less than the person was earning before. After the initial 6 weeks, the claimant should accept any offer of work giving reasonable wages, hours and conditions. If a person does not accept any offers meeting this criterion, benefits may be canceled.

Monetary Eligibility


In order to meet the criteria for unemployment in Wisconsin, applicants should have earned definite amount money in the 4 quarters prior to the date of application, which is called the applicant’s base period.

Applicants should have earned wages in no less than two of the quarters in the base period. The least to be eligible is $1890 for the whole base period, if not the applicant has a previous unemployment claim in which case the earnings needed are dependent on 8 times the weekly benefit rate period.


Earnings in WisconsinOf the last 5 full calendar quarters, your earnings from the first 4 quarters are applicable to your eligibility for unemployment benefits. Your weekly benefit amount is 4% of your wages in the highest –earning of the 4 quarters. Since 2010, Wisconsin residents are qualified for unemployment benefits if they earned no less than $1350 in their “high quarter.” That would interpret to weekly unemployment benefits of $54, which is the existing minimum under state law; the maximum is $363 for inhabitants who earned $9075 or more in their high quarter. Your total wages from your 4 quarter base period must be up to at least 35 times your weekly benefit amount.

Partial Unemployment

You may be able to collect unemployment benefits in Wisconsin at a decreased rate if you work on a part-time basis. You have to report all income, including any income for paid time off such as holiday wages. The state calculates your partial wage rate by subtracting $30from your gross income and multiplying your remaining wages by 67%. It subtracts that number from your weekly unemployment amount and rounds down to the nearest dollar. That total is what you obtain in unemployment benefits for the week. You cannot collect a partial unemployment check for less than $5.

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  1. I was layed off this week due to the work slowing down. When I filed for unemployment I was told I am not eligible because I was part time. I worked 32 hours a week. My question is: Why was I denied when there are quite others in the plant that were working part time and they receive benefits? I was not given a reason other than I am not working full time. I do not have any other jobs I can fall back on.

    1. You worked 32 hours if you work 32 hours you are not allowed unemployment benefits for that week. Any week you work part time and work under 32 hours a week then you can get unemployment.

      1. That is not true..it goes by what u have earned dollar amount not hours…I know this because I’m a school bus driver and work another part time job..and when I have partial weeks I don’t always get it because of the income I have made even though it was less then my usual

    2. I recently divorced my ex husband who normally provides childcare for our 3 children while I’m working. He moved out of state in beginning of August, giving me only 5 days notice. I voluntarily left my job to stay home with my children due to lack of childcare during COVID-19. Am I eligible for unemployment?

      1. Sarah,

        UI benefits are only offered to claimants who lose employment due to no fault of their own. Please inquire further with the Unemployment Office in your state.

    3. I have a part time job in which I was laid off but I also have a full time job. My husband left and I am the only one paying the bills in the home and I needed the part time job but not able to find another one at this time because I work from home and take care of an elderly parent. Can I collect unemployment from my part-time job even though I already have a full time job? Appreciate your response as I have never collected UI benefits.

  2. I recently had some surgery done and I am off work for the next three months. My workplace will not let me work light duty since I was not hurt on the job. Am I able to file for unemployment to support myself while I recover?

    1. Hi Kyle,

      In order to receive benefits you must have lost the job through no fault of your own and must be able and available to take up suitable work. You can check if you can avail temporary disability benefits.

      1. what if you where fired and it was your fault but your employer does not dispute your claim will you still get unemploymet

        1. If I quit a job due to the employer reducing my hours I Definitely…. ie . from 20 + to 4 / week am I eligible to receive unemployment benefits. I have since attained new employment not starting until end of August.

          1. Margaret,

            You will be eligible to claim partial UI benefits for the hours lost. Please consider applying until restoration.

      2. I am currently on short term disability. I am able to work but with restrictions. My job position does not allow me to return under my restrictions. Because I am still employable at a different job or different position, can I collect unemployment along with the disability until I a) find a job that will accommodate my restrictions or b) until I am healed and can return to my job???

        1. Kim,

          Unfortunately, personal reasons such as health conditions are generally not considered. Please call the Unemployment Office for clarification.

    2. I work only in the summer. And I also am a current student. I make about 4500 a summer. Do I still qualify for unemployment?

  3. my former boss told me that if I don’t come back to work (my 2 year old broke his arm) in a certaint amount of time that I will no longer “have a spot.” she also told me she was going to dock my wages for her bill and that she was going to call the police on me for stealing a phone that is mine. she also refused to give me her fax number so that I could send her a doctors note for my son. I googled it and sent it anyways. I quit. am I eligible?

    1. Hi Laura,

      You can go ahead and apply for unemployment and see what the determination turns out to be. You will have to prove your innocence as it is needed to have lost job through no fault of your own.

  4. I’m wondering what is going on with my unemployment and I was wondering if you would take the payment out of the checks I get so I can paid off the payment off. I was wondering if you can take out the taxes too.

    Thank you,
    Jessica Reyes

  5. I have been waiting over 7 weeks for a decision to be made on an eligibility issue that should allow benefits, I have never had to wait this long before in my life even when the recession was around. I know either way if the determination were to disqualify me for benefits for misconduct, that I still meet the requalifying requirements since I had held employment and made twice as much from a different employer that laid us off so I should get benefits one way or another but just never had to wait this long for a decision to be made over 7 weeks now.

  6. I need help…I have just a few questions….Due to illness I was demoted from my position and 4.50 an hr was taken away from me. I cannot live on 8.50 an hr. Is there any way I can be eligible for help through unemployment? Please help…I cant seem to find the right phone # to call….ty

    1. Hi Shelly,

      If you are unable to work, unemployment benefits are usually not a possibility as state government requires you to be able and available to work. However, this is just one of the many eligibility requirements.

      Do you have a physical disability which is preventing you from working? If yes, you can check if you qualify for short term disability benefits and if you are doing fine, you should probably look for a better suited job.

      In order to qualify for unemployment benefits, you should have quit your job for a good cause. So please take an informed and well thought over decision. All the best!

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      1. I been employed with Prosolutions for a year and a half now and off and on i do get laid off from time to time and i just recently got in a forty hour week and my question is would i still have to file my weekly earnings or not file at all because it is over 32 hours a week? From, Sherry

  7. Both my wife and I are working for the Eau Claire School District, however, we will not receive any pay over the summer which is from June 2013 to September 2013. I don’t know how could we survive, because both of us will not have any income during those months. Please let me know how both of us could do to receive any assistance so we could still pay for our house and other expenses during the time we are not working. Please get back to me. We are desperate during these three months.


    Nordeng Vang

    1. Hi Nordeng,

      It is unfortunate that you do not generate any cash during summer. Unemployment benefits are usually unavailable to teachers during school holidays. You can always try your luck!

  8. I am leaving my job to move back home. I have been in wi. for 6 years after transfering. My parents are both having health issues and my only other sibling passed away a couple months ago and theirs no one else around. I just need to be able to collect benifts till I find work. I was making 25.00 an hour here but am willing to work for 10.00 to 15.00 to get started back in Ohio. Im making this sacfrice to get back to be close to my parents. You only have one set of parents and thats all the family I got left and they need me their.

  9. I have been diagnosed with Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy and had to cut my hours at work from 40 hours a week down to 27 hours a week. Would I qualify for any unemployment benefits?

    1. Hi Amy,

      Unless this health condition was due to your work environment, your chances to receive unemployment benefits are slim. This means, if you are unable to work, you may not receive unemployment compensation. Check if you can avail short term disability benefits. Take care.

  10. my company is going to out sorce my work,the new company will pay the same with dramaticly less benefits but same pay.two part question 1)do i have to except the job?if i do not will i be eligibile for unemployment 2)if i am not extended an opportunity to work with the new company, am i eligibile for benefits?

    1. Hi Bryan,

      A-1: If you are given a job suitable for your qualification and you turn it down, you may have some hurdles in receiving unemployment benefits.

      A-2: If you are not given another offer, then it might come across as the company had to drop you due to lack of work. In this case, you may receive unemployment compensation provided you pass all other eligibility criteria set by the state unemployment office.

  11. im self employed and my big acct is moving and will not need me anymore, can I collect unemployment? Thank yoe.

  12. I am moving over 60 miles from my job due to my husbands work. I only make 9.50 an hour with gas and babysitting with my two kids I would be losing money am I eligable for Unemployment?

  13. I’m 35weeks pregnant and I’m having difficulties with my pelvic and its muscles. Is very hard to move around and sit all day at work. The dr has put me in bed rest until the baby is born. Am I able to get unemployment ?!

  14. I am a full time surgical technologist and due to the low census of the hospital, my hours have been cut considerably. I average at least eight and sometimes sixteen to eighteen hours cut per biweekly pay period. Am I eligible for unemployment compensation? I would take a second job, but with health care and surgery, set hours are almost nonexistent. Thank you in advance.

  15. I lived and worked in Minnesota for a Wisconsin Company, a Senior Engineer. In October of 2010 the company closed the MN plant and relocated me to Milwaukee. I worked in the Milwaukee plant until Dec. 31, 2012 when I was let go. The Company had moved the Production Line to Mexico. I returned back to Minnesota, January of 2013.

    I had 27 weeks of severance pay due. That will end shortly. I’m currently living back in MN and do not plan on returning to Wisconsin for work. I will look for work in MN where I live. The question I have is; do I apply in WI or MN for UI if I cannot find work?

    1. Am I able to collect unemployment benefits in the State of Wisconsin if my company laid me off and is paying me severance pay? Thank you.

      1. Yes, you can collect Unemployment Benefits after the expiry of severance pay period.

        Please consider applying after that.

  16. Does the income earned to make a personal eligible for unemployment benefits need to be earned in Wisconsin, or are out of state earnings used for that calculation as well?

  17. I’m on unemployment but working small part time hours and reporting all wages. I requested off 2 months prior for an event with family and my employer approved it as well as my witnessing her book it in our calender. She has now given me scheduled hours and the days I asked off are erased. Can she do that when I asked off before other coworkers and there is no deniority for non holiday requests? I feel she is using my unemployment against me to say I can’t refuse hours. Even though I was approved before anyone else

  18. I left my former employer of 1.5 years and accepted a job as a paid trainee for a firm. I am putting in more than the required time and meeting calendar expectations; however, my test scores may cause them to terminate me after just 4-5 weeks. Do I meet the eligibility requirements if this happens?

    1. If you have been an under performer, you might be able to receive benefits as the unemployment office believes that the no one works to under perform, but if the company is able to prove that there has been a breach in the contract from your end then you might not be eligible.

  19. I’ve had the same job for over four years now and recently my girlfriend moved to be closer to her school and her job. I stayed because of my job but our relationship will end if I don’t move by her. Will I be eligible for unemployment if I quit my job because I have to move?? At least until I find a new job at my new home.

    Sincerely Michael.

  20. I was recently layed off from my job and have been collecting my unemployment, now I have to attend a class and will not be able to attend that specific day due to pregnancy, can I reschedule that day? will my benefits be affected by my pregnancy?

  21. I work in a non-medical capacity for a health care provider which is planning a merger. All indications are that the clerical staff in our organization perform functions already handled by existing employees at the other company which is based in another city. It’s possible that, when our positions are “transitioned”, there may be an offer of “comparable employment” (any other non-medical position because we are considered to be unskilled)which would require a half hour (or longer) commute. I understand that, if our positions are simply eliminated, we would be eligible for unemployment benefits. If we are offerred other positions at other locations with different duties/lower pay, would we forfeit unemployment benefits if we decline?

  22. Hi, I have moved to a different city to work as a long term temp job (to hire), the company will slow down in January, by then I will be working for 6 months, there is a possibility of them letting go if workers. I am just worry since I have a place to pay under contract. Am i eligible for unemployment for 6 months of work?

  23. I was injured on the job receiving long term disability for 2 years. After one year I received my lay off papers after two years I went back to work for 45 hrs. that job fell through there was no work for me I have worked for 35 years with no time off can I get unemployment?

  24. After being on unemployment for 11 months, I took a temporary job out of desperation. (The company was looking for 700 people for 2 months work)After 3 days of training, I realized that I could not do the job they had hired me to do and quit. I would only have made barely more than I was receiving on unemployment. Will I lose the remainder of my unemployment benefits?

  25. I am currently employed full-time. Was moved to a new account in my full-time position to another full-time position; however, there is not enough work available for me to maintain an 8-hour day. What are my options?

  26. Ive been at my job for just under a year. When hired I was hired as part time but working 35-38 hours a week. Recently I was steady at 28 hours (which I understand is part time) Also this ast Monday I started back at college and had to change my availability at work. I could still easily work 28 hours when I wasn’t in school. However after getting my schedule for next week, I’m only scheduled for 4.5 hours. Can i get benefits for this week that I’m only working 4.5 hours? And also if i left my job to finish school could I collect then? Thanks

  27. I was wondering. My husband is in the army and will be getting out soon so we have to move back home, I work 27-33 hours a week (full time) as a house keeper when he gets relieved will I be able to apply for unemployment ? Were moving from ky back to wi …

  28. I have worked for a temp agency for 9 months I have recently moved to make this employment a 4 hour drive each day. I have done this for over a month. Will I be able to recieve benefits until I find a job in the city I moved to?

  29. I am an recovering addict and go to treatment daily which is why I am unable to work a full time job. I have been going for 2 years and now had a baby. Am I able to recieve disability benefits for myself or child? At treatment they make you go to classes and counciler appointments wait at the center for hours until you get your medication daily sometimes its 30 minutes others its 2 hours.

    1. You should get unemployment benefits since you’re not an addict and the double notion that you are not part of the status quo; due to government converting into bureaucracy.

    2. You can talk to your care provider about recieving temporary disability benefits, I know I’ve had family members recieve it for mental health.

  30. My dad has been working at a company since April 10, 2013.

    Originally, he was working just under 80 hrs per week. Recently, the compa y has decided to cut peoples hours and now he will be working 30 hrs per week.

    Would he qualify for unemployment?

  31. I work for an outsourcing company. The company is not fully closed the day after Thanksgiving, however the clients that I work for are. I don’t have the option of coming in to work. We are told we either have to take the day unpaid, use PTO, or use a floating Holiday. Am I allowed to collect unemployment for this day?

  32. If I was terminated for sending an email home of my travel itinerary for my job, and told I did not handle a shoplifter correctly can I still get benefits?

    1. I was just approved for social security disability. I am currently receiving unemployment benefits. What do I do now?

  33. My employer decided to leave me off the schedule this month and I have not worked since the end of Sept., however, they have not terminated my employment, nor will they return my phone calls. No reason given, (there is plenty of work) so I am left hanging and at a loss here as to why. Do I qualify for benefits?

  34. Hi. I was wondering how does unemployment affect my employer when I apply? If I get approved will they have to pay me directly from payroll or is there a fund that it is paid from?

  35. I am currently receiving severance pay. Receiving two checks per month from my former employer. I have received conflicting info from my local unemployment office. First I was told yes you are eligible for unemployment benefits and yes you can collect while clearing severance pay. I waited several months unt I was looking for work and wanted to start collecting and the person on the phone told me no you can’t collect both. Why not ? I worked for 18 years, why do I have to wAit until my severance is over? One has nothing to do with the other. Please explain

  36. I am currently enrolled as a student and will continue to be until mar.24th.. My benefits are due to expire in december, someone told me that my benefits can’t be terminated as long as I am still a student, is this true?

  37. For the past 13 months I have been contracted to work in an interim position that will end on December 31.

    The permanent position was recently posted. If I do not apply for the permanent position, will I still qualify for unemployment because my contract ended?

    Thank you.

  38. On 9/9/2013 I quit my fulltime position to return to school. My prior supervisor wad aware of the was in agreement in March 2013 to allow me to change from FT to PT as I was available 28 hours weekly and eould of allowed my insurance to continue. The company did a restructue in June 2013 and the new supervisors denied my switch and put me as fill in status which stripped my health insurance and other benifits and gave me no quaranteed hours. I was scheduled 10-15 hours per week with no quarantee they would not switch and was not given any hours the last week of Sept. I guit do to those reasons…Is that a valid quit reason. And may I still apply even though its been 2 months since I quit?

  39. While receiving temporary disability through my job can I also apply for unemployment benefits? Temp. Disability only pays 1/3 of my original pay

    1. I have the same question as Sarah my STD says I will have to pay them back if I am collecting U/Comp partial benefits. Is this right?

  40. A question came up in RES Group this morning. After what period of time can a claimant apply for the same job with the same employer? Ever? 4 weeks? Same job opening, same employer. Need rules clarification. Thanks!

  41. I work at a daycare and get schedule 40 hours a week but rarely ever work 40. I get sent home often which makes me lose hours. I come at 615am and often get sent home, not by choice, by 9am sometimes. Other days its 12 or 1. Can I collect unemployment for the rest of my 40 hours since I am being forced to leave and not refusing work?

  42. I’m going to be fired tomorrow. Can my boss force me to stay and train my replacement? If I don’t stay, will that make me ineligible for benefits?

  43. I was wondering if I have a temporary job that is ending, am I eligible to file for unemployment? I was hoping to get a permanent position or at least an extension, but no luck.

  44. hi. I am 6 months pregnant, when I first found out I asked my employer to temporarily reduce my hours, because I am high risk. I begged for my hours back after my first trimester, but he continously refused. on 11/15/13 he called me in and terminated me, he stated it just wasnt working out. any thoughts if I may be eligible for unemployment?

  45. i worked three days for a company and got fired. the reason they gave me was i couldn’t perform the job after being trained for the three days. am i eligible for unemployment from this employer.

  46. I am working for an employer that only allows six days a year for illness. I am a single mom – I have a medical condition (brain bleed) that causes migraines. To date, I have taken 5 days off … after all of them, I have returned to work with doctor’s excuses – except for one when my 4 year old son was very sick with a stomach virus. I am most likely going to be terminated because I cannot miss another day between now and October 2014 or I will be terminated. Am I eligible to collect unemployment benefits under this scenario?

  47. I work in MN and live in Wi. My employer is relocating and my commute increases by 24 miles each way making the commute very long. Am I eligible for benefits while i find work closer to home?

  48. I have currently been working 40+ hours at my job for the last 3 years. I now hear I may loose hours. Can I file for unemployment if I loose some of my hours, and if so how much

  49. I’ve been filing and calling for 9 weeks and still haven’t heard from an adjudicator. Nothing in the mail stating when I will be contacted by the adjudicator. Btw I’m eligible but a previous employer didn’t contact wi ue office. What’s the hold up??

    1. I was offered a severance pkge of 4 months-I was also offered a much lower paying position with the same company (was making 19.25-they offered me another [position at 14.50-my job is being eliminated)-if, after 4 months I haven’t found a job, will I qualify for unemployemnt? & how much?

  50. My girlfriend has taken employment in another state, I will have to quit my job to move with her.. Will I be eligible for benefits for quitting to move out of state and which state would/should I apply for benefits in?

  51. My wife is my only employee and has been for close to 2 years.

    I have been paying 4% SUI on her wages. If I lay her off would she be eligable to file for unemployement.

    My company is an LLC soley owned by me and she is an employee.

  52. I am considered a full time employee.. i was given 32 hours of work for a week.. which is not enough to support myself and my family. Can i claim? I normally get 40 hours/week.

  53. My place of employment just had a major fire and a couple of us workers don’t know when we are able to go back to work. Can we collect unemployment?

  54. I was “laid off” from my job with possibility to come back, my employer called and said they were going to let me go perm. because they were going to hire someone part time ( I was full time) that could do my job and help with another position. She said she would send me a final email to put it in writing then calls back a week later saying she was told if she was hiring she has to take me back but can not offer me full time and she can not offer me my same pay, do I have to accept?

  55. I confronted a supervisor on being mistreated and went to HR the sane day to let them know I had done so. That day they wrote me up for something I did not do and I raised my voice during this discussion. The next day I received a voicemail saying I was fired. Will I not receive benefits because I raised my voice?

  56. I am an RN with a 36hr/wk position. Due to low census we have been getting lots of mandatory low census days. This week I only work 13.5 hrs. Am I eligible to sign up for unemployment?

  57. My husband has been working for a company full-time for almost a year now. He felt he has been mistreated. He has complained 3 times to his supervisor and feels they aren’t listening to him. Also, he feels that he is being taken advantage of and has voiced his opinions about it to them yet feels they are not listening either. He is trying his best to put with them but has had enough. In a situation one one leaves a job due to unfairness and being mmistreated, is he elgiable? Thanks.

  58. Hi there. My husband is currently self-employed, but recently, the business has been financially slowing down quite a bit and is unsure if the business will last. Will he be able to claim unemployment in the case if his business closes down? Thanks, I appreciate the help.

  59. If I am working part-time in TN and have to move to Wisconsin because my husband is in the military and being transferred, am I elegible for unemployment?

  60. For all of you people asking if you’re eligible for unemployment for quitting, or because you need to move out of state otherwise your relationship will end, NO. YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE. Why would you even think that? Even most people who were fired for legitimate reasons are not eligible in most circumstances. Wisconsin is an at will state. That means you’re free to leave your job for any reason, and your employer is also free to fire you for any reason.

    “Wisconsin is an “employment-at-will” state, so the default contract of employment is “at will.” This means that both the employee and employer are generally free to terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason, as long as the reason is not illegal or violative of public policy (e.g., discriminatory). While the presumption in favor of at-will employment is strong in Wisconsin, the courts have recognized exceptions in some circumstances.”

    Please do research and stop posting inane questions like “My commute is longer. I don’t like it. Am I eligible for unemployment?” because really, looking over the questions here, 90% of you are not eligible.

    1. My husbands boss told him he has to work ln iowa and he can’t refuse because he will loise his unemployment he has to stay there and live untill it is fi ished the last time he worked there he was forced to drive 11 hours back home then 11 hours back to the job siteafter a 4 day rest every 6 weeks I am afraid he will fall asleep at the wheel and his boss doesn’t keep the motel so he dosen t have to drive is this what you call reasonable?

      1. This can be considered unpleasant work conditions. If he quits voluntarily, please consider applying.

        Be willing to appeal if they deny.

  61. I just found out that my employer is cutting my hours in half. However, they gave me the option of working in another department but not in the same capacity or with the same job responsibilities that I currently have. I was informed that my employer can offer more work but it must be “a like position” under the law with similiar pay and duties. Does anyone know if that is accurate?

  62. I was being paid severance, so I did not file. I recently accepted a job but they have not given me any training whatsoever. I feel like I am being dumped on and I don’t know how to do anything because nobody trained me on their system!
    Can I quit if I have only been there a week and be eligible yet for unemployment?

  63. My company is relocating my commute will be an hour an a half one way. I’ve been looking for a new job with no luck yet do I have to relocate with them or can I collect unemployment until I find a closer job

  64. I received notice that my unemployment compensation had ended on 12/30/13. I was to continue filing claims until my further eligibility was being determined. I have kept filing for 9 weeks now. I have not received any notice of eligibility for additional benefits. Do I assume that I cannot receive additional benefits?

  65. I am a full time salaried employee (over 25 years with this company) and was told my salary (and work hours) would be cut in half because of work slow down. I have taken 2 salary cuts already and would not be able to live off of this next cut. Would I be eligible for unemployment and, if so, how is unemployment calculated off of a salaried employee?

  66. I was laid off from a part time job I’d held for 3 years. It was supposed to be a one month lay off, then extended to 2 months. I was concerned whether I’d be called back so I took another part time job which turned out to be not what I expected, working conditions not good. I gave notice after 2 weeks. My former employer put me back on their payroll but I’m still laid off. I’d been receiving UI while I was laid off and have now reapplied and my case is under review.I’m now wondering if I’ll be penalized for trying another job rather than drawing UI for an indeterminate time frame.

  67. I was let go from a position back in Sept 2013. I have been collecting unemployment while searching for a job. I have just been notified that my unemployment has run out. How can one get an extension that I keep hearing about.

  68. I work for a small company and due to my boss leaving on a week and a half vacation I am unable to work. Do I qualify for unemployment for that week and a half?

  69. My husband was unemployed for a year. He used all his unemployment. He took a job through a temp to perm through agency. He was told after 3 months and he would be hired full time as a perment employee. Well it is almost 6 months and still did not get hired and he is only making 10.00 hour and we have to pay for our insurance. Can he quite the job because they did not hire him or let him go. Can he collect unemployment. He did mention it to the agency about the concern and they did nothing.

  70. My 11 year executive position was eliminated last week due to insufficient sales by the company. I have a severance agreement in place for the next 90 days. Am I able to file for unemployment while on severance and looking for a job?

  71. I recently decided to look into unemployment benefits, upon information from my seasonal employer. I was wondering if I would receive unemployment benefits if I work seasonally?

  72. My husband was on unemployment and began a new job one month ago. He had to be hospitalized for mental health issues and because of these issues, can not return to this job. They have not fired him. At this point, he is still hospitalized and we continue to call him in sick.

    Can he return to collecting unemplyment until my husband is stable and able to work again?

    Thank you.

  73. Hi,
    I am a nanny during the school year. I only get paid $200 a week which equals to be about $4 an hour. I am wondering if I am able to receive benefits during the school year while I am nannying as well as receive benefits while I am not nannying during the summer months or even just during the summer?
    Thank you!

  74. I am separating from the military and am wondering if I am eligible for unemployment benefits? If so do I have to wait the 4-7 weeks to be able to collect? Also, since my wife is coming with me to the state of Wisconsin and can not keep her job in Va is she eligible for benefits as well?

  75. I was hired as a teacher this year under a letter of appointment. I was told at the beginning of the year that I would most likely have the same position next year, but during the school year the district changed their policy. Any position under letter of appointment would be open to internal candidates only. I no longer have a job for next year. My question is, do I qualify for unemployment benefits since I was on the letter of appointment?

  76. The factory I work in is closing for 2 weeks for summer shut down. I don’t work in the factory but as a contracted cook. Am I able to collect unemployment seeing as my services aren’t required for those two weeks?

  77. I filed for unemployment as I am only working about 15 hours a weeks. (I work two part-time jobs during the year, and one is not available during the summer). I filed, and the job I do not work at during the summer is mad as they are a non-profit. I was told by the director of the non-profit that I can’t file as it would force an undue hardship on the non-profit. What should I do? I can’t live on 15 hours a week and this job is not open during the summer.

  78. I have worked for my employer for almost 6 years as an office manager with hr responsibilities, during this time there has been a lot of turnover and because of my position I have been aware that at times people were “rode” so to speak to force them to quit, as she never wants to pay unemployment. Over the last year she has made a change in accountants who encouraged employment of certain age groups to satisfy a defined benefit plan which would benefit her personally. I am 55 yrs old and recently she has talked about putting plans in place that have given me reason to believe she is looking for ways to get rid of me. Just recently she fabricated an agenda to justify “cause” the stress and pressure in this unhealthy environment resulted in my unexpectedly quitting my job. Am I eligible for unemployment benefits?

  79. What is a good cause claim for unemployment in wi for quitting your job?

    If an employer knowingly allows a person with a contagious virus/disease to continue attending a adult day program exposing everyone to it and you become infected, is that an acceptable reason to quit and receive benefits?

  80. are you eligible for unemployment benefits if you are fired for not training? are there loop holes for the employer?

    If my job tasks are all being given away is it considered “good cause” if I quit? will I get unemployment?

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  82. My husband started working this June (2014). He averages 700 per week. He will likely be laid off in November and start back up in April. Will he be eligible for unemployment?

    Thank you.

  83. I work for a construction company where I get laid off every winter and collect full benefits. The company I work for says the only way I can collect unemployment benefits is if I’m available to plow snow( on call) 24/7. Do I have to plow snow and be on call 24/7 in order to qualify for benefits? Thank you

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  85. Hello I have a question. I’am currently working again. I have taken a huge cut in pay between this job and my last. Can I claim unemployment for the amount of money I lost per hour. I was making 16.20 a hour now im making 8.00 can I claim for the difference in hour for the pay

  86. I have worked for a landscape company for two years now, and would like to quit and find a new employer. If I get a new job now, but get laid off layed off in 2 or 3 months for the winter, will I still be eligible for UI?

  87. I am being denied my unemployment benefits because I took A VERY TEMPORARY JOB AT A TREE FARM this summer. I was laid off of my real job at Custom Fab in Marshfield were I was a metal fabricator. I have been applying elsewhere, and I was under the allotted hours per week of 16 in this temporary position. (the tree farm is has now laid off their temp workers).

    After numerous phone calls, I get a letter of determination in the mail which I had to sign for denying benefits.

    Please give me a real person to talk to that can figure out that

    A) sheering christmas trees only last for a limited number of weeks
    b) that this is very temporary in nature.

    Furthermore, I checked with Unemployment beforehand and they told me a temporary job of 16 hours or less was acceptible and would not jeopardize my benefits.I have child support and other payments I cannot pay now.

    Here is my phone # 715-937-7405

    This is the result of some very bad Walker policy.

  88. My daughter has been working for a general contractor in Edgerton for a few months. His work load has slowed due to seasonality – she has been told there is no more office work for her but if she wants to travel to Racine and Chicago and act as a overdue bill collector she can do that.
    I believe the employer is trying to skirt around unemployment and that this ‘offer of work’ is merely a guise to say she refused work and therefore is not eligible for unemployment insurance.
    Is she within her rights to refuse that type of ‘assignment’ and by doing so will she become ineligible for unemployment?

  89. I have worked a second job for 20+ years in the home health field. The client recently passed. As this was a second job, am I eligible for unemployment benefits? It is a significant reduction in my wages

  90. Hi,

    My father was let go from his company. Their reason was because he was not available to work for too many days. To his defense, we had several doctor’s excuse/letter and urgent care visit to back up his claim. Can he file for unemployment until he finds another job? Thanks.

  91. I am currently drawing unemployment due to reduced hours, if i give a 2 week notice will I still be eligible for benfits while I am working.

  92. I quit a job I was on for 3 years.I was out of work for 2 months then accepted a temporary position, out of desperation, making less then at my original job. I’ve been on my temporary assignment for 2 months. am I eligible for unemployment benefits.

  93. Hi,

    I am a green card(permanent residence) holder and on July 2014 my company load off me and they gave me six weeks severance package.Am I eligible for unemployment benefits? Please clarify me on this.

  94. I have been at my job for the past 8 years. I had surgery on my Achilles tendon on July 31st. I will be off for 3 months, per my doctor. My employer hired someone to fill in for me. I called the office manager this week and told her that I will be starting back on October 17th. She said that she would tell him and have him call me. I called two other time and asked to have him call me so I could talk to him about my hours. He has not returned any of my calls. I have a feeling that he is going to keep her on and only give me a half day per week and let the other girl keep my other hours. My question is if I only get 4 hours or so out of my original 25 hours back, can I collect unemployment? I really need some help on this! Thank you!

  95. My job offered short term disability but they just so happen to be dropping it on Nov 1st when I will be going on maternity leave at the end of Nov. I have been paying for this for 4 years also. My question is am I able to claim for unemployment during my maternity leave?

  96. I am a contract worker. The company I am contracted with shuts down December 24th through January 1st and there is no work for me at this time. Am I eligibile for temporary unemployment benefits? If so, when should I apply?

  97. I was let go from a job I had held for over 2 years and exhausted all my unemployment benefits. Got my CDL and have been working for 2 weeks. Now they tell me they are going into the seasonal layoff mode soon. If I lose my job AGAIN, how many weeks of wages do I need to be eligible for new benefits? Thanks !!

  98. I quit my job in late April, and beside a very part time job, I had not been able to find a job. I have re-thought trying to recoup my previous unemployment. I quit because of substandard conditions. Checks were bouncing (including mine) and I never got paid my last paycheck. Cleanliness and not being able to take care of my customers were also issues. I don’t know if I could recoup collection of unemployment, but I was advised to check into it.I earned 875.00 since May. Please advise if this is possible. Sincerely, Nancy Fedie

  99. I am trying to find out if I can collect unemployment for a job I left in later April. Who can I contact? I am still waiting on your reply. If you don’t have answers, who would?

  100. I am working through a temp agency. Been working for 1 month. Work has slowed down now and I am now “on call” through the company not the agency. Would I even qualify for unemployment? ?

  101. My boss takes 7 weeks off throughout the year and we only get paid one of them. Am I eligible to collect unemployment the rest of the weeks he takes off?

  102. I’m currently receiving weekly payments. I quit my job before they fired me will I stii continue receiving my weekly payments if I have another part time job that I was already reporting .

    1. Please report this immediately to the labor dept in your state.

      If you quit the job voluntarily, you will not be eligible.

  103. Hi my husband tried committing suicide at work a month ago. He was working full time 40 hours a week, is that anyway he can collect anything because he had not worked since the indecent. He was treated and diagnosed and is going to therapy but can not pay bills work hours paycheck. Please help me!

    1. Please inquire with the labor dept in your state.

      Completely dependent on why he left the job, if it was resignation or termination.

  104. I have been away from my job since 4/5/2014 due to an undiagnosed seizure disorder. I have had a spine surgery to fix the issue. I will not be able to return to work before the cut off date of my employment being terminated. I am on LTD right now. Now I have to start over and try and find new employment can I file for unemployment??

    1. You may not be eligible since UI is only extended to those who are able and available to work.

      Please inquire with the labor authorities in your state.

  105. On 11/01/14 I received a letter from my company stating that I was being put on…. ” probation from 11/1/14 thru 12/31/14. During this period, if my sales do not average at least $2.5 million per month or a total of $5.0 million. Failure to reach the production requirements will result in further disciplinary action which could include your termination. ”

    My sales did not reach the totals required to keep my job and consequently, my company wants me to resign or be terminated for not reaching my sales goals.

    If I resign, would I still be able to collect unemployment compensation from the State of Wisconsin until I find another job ?

    1. If you resign voluntarily, you may not be eligible to receive unemployment.

      Please inquire with your employer to check if there are any ‘milder’ reasons to let you go.

  106. I have been employed with my company full time. Recently due to budget cuts my hours dropped to 20/week. I have been trying to find another p/t position but there is nothing out there. Am I eligible for partial benefits? And if I am do I risk being let go for filing?

    1. You can be eligible for partial benefits. Please consider filing.

      I don’t see any risk. They cannot let you go for filing and claiming your rights.

  107. In a 12 month period I missed work for a funeral in May last year, because my family is not from here I had to fly, only 2 days were covered as bereavement. Then have been absent 3 times and late once, my employer told me I will be fired for excessive absenteeism though in a whole year those are my only transgressions. Are they firing people with this label on purpose to exclude people from unemployment? If this is what is on my termination papers I won’t be eligible for unemployment, if I’m fired?? This is stressful and unreasonable? If I bring in my schedules for the past 12 months and show that my job is lying, will I qualify for unemployment?

    1. If you’re able to prove the mistreatment, you can qualify.

      Unemployment is only extended to those who become unemployed due to no fault of their own. I understand that you’re not being heard properly. If they fire you, it will due to voluntary reasons.

  108. I have a question. I am currently employed part time and was working 35 or so hours a week. well a few weeks ago we were told at our job that we overspent on labor and now we have to make up for it. many people on my team lost a half a hour a day but i am now from 35 hours to 15-18. I can not live like this. I am perfectly able to work but there isnt enough hours supposivly, would i qualify for partial unemployment?

  109. I have used up my 12 week FML from Sept 2014 to Jan 2015 for my back surgery, now my husband is very ill, and I missed work while he was in the hospital, I cover most of my shifts, and will be fired if I miss 3 more days, can I still file unmployment, I have always been on time and work extra hours prior to this,

    1. You can try filing for it.

      Not sure if you’ll be eligible since unemployment is only extended to those who are laid off for involuntary reasons.

  110. My husband is a seasonal full time worker and gets laid off annually from approximately mid-December through early March. I believe last year they changed something about unemployment and his first unemployment check was withheld (in 2014). When he began unemployment a the end of 2014 (the week of Christmas) his first check was also withheld. We knew from last year that this would happen. He has been waiting for his check to be deposited this week and it hasn’t been yet. He was told today that because it is a new calendar year that this week’s check will also be withheld. I guess we are not understanding how 2 checks were withheld from 2014, and now his first check from 2015 is also being withheld? I am unsure how people like my husband are supposed to know about these rule changes? We count on his unemployment (even though it is less than half of his paychecks during the working year) in the winter months when he is laid off to pay our bills and put food on the table and now he won’t be recieving yet another check? I would greatly appreciate if someone could explain this to me!!!

    1. Firstly, you’re responsible for your own claim. Do not expect much service since its a govt. organisation.

      Secondly, you must follow up with the claims center to know the status and also why there is a delay in payment. Your question is best answered by the labor dept in your state.

  111. Not at my job long enough for benefits. Need necessary surgery. 6-8 weeks recovery, out if work. Can I get unemployment. Or short term disability until I go back to work.?
    Once I go back they are re-assigning my position, less hours.

    1. During your surgery and recovery, you will not be eligible to receive UI benefits.

      Unemployment is only provided to those who are able and available to work. Please inquire further about disability benefits.

  112. I receive partial unemployment due to reduced hours. My boss to me to leave work due to illness. Will this effect me?

    1. If your illness puts you off work, you may not be eligible to receive UI benefits.

      Please inquire with the claims center of the labor dept in your state.

    1. Not sure if you will be eligible. Seasonally employed do not generally qualify.

      Please inquire with the labor dept in your state.

  113. I’ve had a job for 3 months. I’ve been collecting unemployment after being terminated from a previous. During the 3 months that I’ve working at my current job. I’ve only been given 50 hours of work during a 2 week period. Last night they offered me to work on 3rd shift for $4.00 less then my agreed upon wages. I declined since was already Friday evening. I told them I would work on Monday but,they told me I had to work last night if I wanted to work the following week. Although I did accept work for the following week and they declined me. Will I be able to collect unemployment for any of those 2 weeks??

    1. Not sure if you will be eligible to collect for the two weeks. If you’re still collecting unemployment from your last job, you must stop as you’re working now.

      Please inquire with the labor dept in your state.

  114. I was working for an employer 9 months when they mass laid off my entire shift. I applied for unemployment benefits.

    My former employer before that of which I worked for 4 years, got wind due to my unemployment going partially to them that they offered me a job and I declined I would make way less, not consistent hours, more driving, daycare,etc.

    Should I be denied my benefits?

    1. You may be denied unemployment benefits as they would also consider the job you worked for 4 years to determine eligibility.

  115. I worked for a staffing company for a little over 3 months and ended up quitting because of rude coworkers. About 2 weeks after quitting, the same staffing company found me another position, I worked there for about 1 week and then was let go for no reason. Am I eligible for unemployment benefits until I find another job?

    1. With just 3 odd months of employment and earnings, you will not qualify for unemployment compensation.

      They require at least 5 quarters of employment to determine eligibility. Please inquire further with the labor dept in your state.

  116. I’m going back to school full-time in the fall, my current job hours do not allow me to continue working here when I go back to school. Am I allowed to get unemployment benefits when I quit to further my education? I have a daughter that I pay child support for, so unemployment would help greatly. Thanks for the information.

    1. Unfortunately, you may not qualify for UI benefits since you’re schooling full time.

      Please inquire with the labor authorities in your state to check if you do.

  117. I am full time at 40 hours per week. They are cutting part of my position so I will now be at 30 hours per week and part time. Can I file unemployment for those 10 hours per week? I offered to work in other departments to remain full time but I was told no.

  118. I just filed for unemployment and my application is still in the process of being reviewed. I already filed one claim of which I know won’t “count” because there is a waiting period. I received an offer but don’t want to take it. I read on this website that WI will look into any job offers after 6 weeks of being unemployed. Is this true? If so, then I can refuse the offer right? I have been unemployed for only 2 weeks. Will I have to answer any more questions if I select that I refused a job offer? I have to accept/reject the job offer by Friday so this would help. Thanks in advance!

    1. Regret the delay in response. You must have made a decision now.

      Any suitable job offer that comes your way must be accepted. If the reasons for not doing so is grave, it can be explained. However, you can seek shelter under the umbrella of the clause of “6 weeks”.

  119. I have been working as a teacher in Head Start since March 4, 2015 and the school year ends May 15, 2015. .I only worked a few months. I will be unemployed until September. Am I able to get unemployment for the summer? I did work somewhere else full-time from May 2014-March 2015. Thank you

    1. Seasonal workers like those in teaching profession are not generally eligible.
      Please call the claims center/customer service of the labor dept. in your state for further information.

  120. If I worked at a job for 2 years and went to a new job worked there for 4 months then got fired because I didn’t pass the training can I still receive unemployment

    1. UI is only provided to those who become unemployed due to no fault of their own. In your case, it looks like you were fired due to performance issues.

      You can go ahead and apply and see how they consider it.

  121. I was laid off from a long term job back in Sept 2014 and filed for unemployment. I have been receiving benefits since the end of Sept 2014. I did start working PT in December and continue to do so while receiving patial UI Benefits, but my benefits are due to run out in about 3 weeks. Everything I read online says all EUC benefits are no longer available.
    Does this mean that I will not receive any more benefits once my current ones run out?

    1. That is correct. EUC remains expired and is unavailable.

      Please inquire further with the labor dept on availability of any state mandated extension or other form of benefits.

    1. I am afraid there are not extensions available. Please inquire further with the labor authorities in your state.

  122. If my company cut my pay due to hard times. can I quit and take unemployment since the pay cut will not support my family.

    1. Unfortunately, if you quit, you will not qualify since it would be considered as voluntary separation from the job.

  123. Hello. I work in a sales position business to business. due to low volume of calls, our dept is mandatory closed on Fridays and we either have to take our PTO or take unpaid. I was promised 40 hours per week and have been working here for 11 years. we only work 4 hours on Friday but I have to keep taking the time I accrued because of the lack of business. can I try to capture those 4 hours per week?

    1. You can be eligible to claim unemployment benefits for the lost hours in a week. Please consider applying.

  124. What types of questions are not allowable in a “fact finding” interview to determine why a recipient was late in filing? An interviewer seemed to ask very personal questions about where the recipient went, why and where they stayed when they left town for a short period. When asked why they were asking such questions the interviewer responded that they were “just curious”. The recipient was available to begin work at any time even though their employer had an exact schedule and date for the recipient’s return to work. The temporary layoff was scheduled to be for five weeks and is done annually in which the recipient routinely files for unemployment benefits during the temporary layoff. Seems that the interviewer may have crossed a line. Please explain.

    1. Please note we are not a govt. agency or have any association with the labor agency in your state.

      Take this up immediately with the labor authorities in your state.

  125. How long must you be employed at your current job in order to collect unemployment if fired?

  126. I was laid off as a teacher and my HR rep gave me a form to fill out and under reason for leaving he told me to put personal reasons instead of laid off. Is this going to hinder getting unemployment?

    1. Yes it may hinder your prospects to draw unemployment. Please do not be a signatory to any sort of manipulation.

  127. I worked a part time job for the past two years at eight hours a week – I earned gross $192 in a two week pay period. I am being permanently laid off, as my employer is retiring and closing the doors. Am I eligible for unemployment?? Thanks for any help on this!

    1. Please inquire with the labor authorities in your state.

      Some states do not provide unemployment compensation if the minimum number of hours are not met.

    1. Any voluntary reasons such as performance will not qualify.

      You may be denied as unemployment compensation is only extended to those who lose their job due to involuntary reasons.

  128. if i cut down to part time and go back to school to finish my college degree, can i collect unemployment to compensate my lost wages to be back in college?

    1. Sometimes, they may not consider your college studies since unemployment insurance is only extended to those who are able and available to work.

      Please call the claims center/customer service of the labor dept. in your state for further information and apply of they are ok.

  129. I work daytime hours as a therapist. My husband is disabled. He now needs 24/7 care. I have to temporarily be his caretaker. I could work at night when my son is available, but it is unlikely they will give me work in those hours. Am I eligible?

    1. You will not be eligible since unemployment is only extended to those who become unemployed due to involuntary reasons.

  130. Hello. I was receiving unemployment benefits and recently had a heart attack. I am now medically cleared to look for work and have been completing the required work search and weekly reporting but am still told I will not receive benefits. Why am I still required to search and report weekly? Does this mean I will eventually begin receiving my benefits again?

  131. I have been working full time constantly for years. I just switched jobs but have only been working for my latest company for 7 weeks until I was fired NOT for misconduct. Am I eligible for unemployment benefits due to only working for my latest company only 7 weeks?

    1. You should be, as long as you have continuous employment in the last 4-5 calendar quarters.

      Please consider applying.

  132. I have been working a job for the past 8 months that I have been completely devoted to. I have not called in sick more than once, I have been on time, I have been respectful of my boss, co workers, and patients, yet the Dr I work for does nothing but harp on things that have very little to do with patient care. He nitpicks on a daily basis and covertly sends emails to my direct supervisor constantly as well as gossiping negatively about me to my co worker. It has come down to my manager bypassing initial written warnings and going straight to a final written warning. She has indicated that HR will most likely terminate my employment and also advised that the best thing I can do is resign so as not to create a black mark against me. I do an excellent job which my manager will admit, and my patients appreciate my care, yet these piddly complaints and constantly being under the microscope to the point of making my physically ill just thinking about going to this job, are making it more difficult to justify trying to fight to keep it. If I resign, I would do so graciously, respectfully, and with dignity, but I fear not being able to collect UC benefits, which I feel, after this unfair treatment, is deserved. Yet, they know full well that I need a job to support my family and are probably counting on me quitting and them not having to reimburse me for any of this stressful atrocity. Please, I am between a rock and a hard place here. What do you advise I do?? Thank you, in advance, for your response.

    1. Lorene,

      I can understand your situation. Please play smart here by escalating to the higher mgmt either in HR dept or in your line. As you are aware, if you quit voluntarily, you will not be eligible to receive UI benefits. If this is a clear cut harassment, please seek remedy in local laws.

  133. I work full time in the summer at a factory. I am also a full time college student, however, the factory only has work for us to do in the summer and over Christmas break. I make about $400 a week. And about $4500 for the summer. Am I eligible?

    1. Contract and seasonal jobs do not qualify. You may not be eligible.

      Please inquire further with the labor authorities in your state.

  134. Been working at a company for 5 years I just took a construction job in june an was told that they go on lay off around November will I be able to collect unemployment ?

    1. You should qualify for unemployment benefits after you’re officially laid off.

      Please consider applying for it towards the end of your current employment.

  135. I was wondering about receiving partial unemployment. I had to quit my last job, due to lack of support, and making my work life miserable after I told them I would need sometime off due to being assaulted earlier that year for court dates, and doctor visits. I have a new job as a bar tender but am only allowed to work 32 hours, or under every pay period(2 weeks). The hourly pay is very low, and Im not put on shifts where I make a decent amount of tips to live off of. I only make $150 in tips weekly if Im lucky, most of the time its way under. Im having a hard time finding another part time job.

    1. If your job is on the rolls of your employer, please check with the labor authorities in your state and apply accordingly.

  136. Hello, if severance pay is not for an assigned time range, but rather is a lump sum much like a settlement agreement or to avoid litigation, is it treated the same way as for calculating the date of eligibility?

    1. If it is a lump sum amount, please speak to the customer service wing of the labor dept in your state and apply accordingly.

      I don’t this it should be a problem.

  137. I am a single parent raising my daughter and I’m going back to school this fall to better myself to make a better life for me and my child. I will be leaving my job to go back to school full time. Will I qualify for unemployment?

    1. You will not be eligible since unemployment insurance is only extended to those who become unemployed due to involuntary reasons.

      Please inquire further with the labor authorities in your state.

  138. Hello. I work 40 hours a week right now but have to drive 45 minutes to get to work with a car that barely runs. It is not able to drive the distance anymore and I have been missing work because of that. I do not want to get fired for absences because it will look bad on my work record. I have a solid work history as well. Wondering if I tell my boss I quit due to said transportation issues to save myself from being fired if I’d be eligible for unemployment benefits while in search for a new job.

    Thank you

    1. Generally, If the claimant quits voluntarily, he/she will not be eligible.

      However, there can be exceptions like yours. Please inquire further with the labor authorities in your state and apply accordingly.

  139. If I put in a 3 week notice prior to leaving my current company and they inform me that will accept my resignation immediately (without allowing me to work the remaining 3 weeks) will I be a candidate for unemployment?

    1. Unemployment insurance is only provided to those who lose their job involuntary reasons such as lay offs.
      If you resigned voluntarily, you may not qualify.

  140. I have progressively become ill due to the work environment conditions.

    I have allergies that seem to have been triggered by the excess dust, dirt and chemical products being stored.

    I attempted to file workers compensation but instead was referred to my companies’ health workers medical group.

    I was told by the physician that they would need to do tests next week and to return to work. I simply would like to find another job. I have a rash all over my body, eyes burning.

    If I were to quit due to medical reasons regarding known allergies and asthma issues, would I be eligible for unemployment?

    1. You can be eligible to claim unemployment compensation due to harsh work conditions.

      Please call the labor authorities in your state and apply accordingly.

  141. I filed for unemployment roughly 7 weeks ago and still haven’t gotten a phone call for my side of the story. Every time I call they can’t give me an answer and say that someone will call me….I’ve been getting ignored and would like some kind of communication

    1. Please follow up at regular intervals and escalate to a supervisor if you’re not getting the right answers.

      Remember, only you’re responsible to ensure you receive compensation on time.

  142. Hi! I recently started a new job, but the boss doesn’t seem to like me. I’m afraid I will get let go during the probation period. Since I worked before this, would I be eligible for unemployment benefits if I get let go within 2 months of starting this new job?

    1. Depends. If you lose the job due to involuntary reasons, you can be eligible.

      Being fired due to reasons such as performance does not qualify.

  143. I am a college student and only work summers at a summer job. Can i file for unemployment while attending college.

  144. I have a former boyfriend that is a seasonal worker; he’s laid off every winter. The last two years he’s lived in NJ while he collects UE benefits from WI-is that legal? I believe he uses direct deposit to his account in WI.

    1. Seasonal workers are generally not eligible to receive unemployment compensation.

      Living and collecting from the state where one last worked should not be an issue.

  145. I have worked for the same employer for 35 years. I meet eligibility guidelines in all areas. My question, can I draw unemployment while drawing social security? I am not quitting my job, but it will no longer be available.

    1. Depends. You may be allowed to draw UI benefits along with social security benefits. Please call the customer service and apply accordingly.

  146. I have found out that my position is going to be eliminated at the end of October. I will be given the choice of transferring to a new office or a compensation package. The nearest office that would have a choice to accept a transferring employee is 45-60 minutes away, for the wage that I get this does not make sense. Would I be able to receive unemployment if I choose the compensation package vs transferring to the other office? Also, I understand in some cases that you are eligible to have schooling paid for if you get released from a job. Is that program through the state?

    1. Depends. If your state allows you to quit on the basis of workplace commutation, you can claim. We are not aware of the latter part of your question.

      For precise answers, please contact the labor authorities in your state.

  147. Hello, if I would like to go to school to advance my degree, but that requires me accepting a new position at part time hours with a lower pay, would I be eligible for benefits?

    1. You will not be eligible since schooling does not let you work and UI benefits are only provided to those who’re able and available to work.

      Please inquire further with the labor dept in your state.

  148. I have been working for the a school district for 12 years and going to school at the same time. I now finished school and want to move to Texas for a job. My question is will I be eligible for benefits while I get hired. Also will my husband be able to get benefits until he finds a job. The reason I am moving to Texas is because I have a leg length discrepancy and have hip pain all the time and the hot weather in Texas really helps with not having pain in my hip.

    1. Please check with the labor authorities in you state. To qualify, one must have been employed in the last one year preceding to the application and you don’t seem to fulfill this condition.

  149. I gave birth to twins very prematurely. They are in NICU and I need to be there with them now to start feeding them for them to come home, and they will require round the clock care when they come home. If I quit my job for this reason would I qualify for any benefits?

    1. Unfortunately, personal reasons like pregnancy and delivery are not considered.

      Please lookout for other form of benefits in your state.

  150. I typically work a 32 hour work week (full-time). My hours have been cut and I’ve been having to use my vacation time to supplement the low census. I am almost out of vacation/PTO. Am I eligible for unemployment the weeks I am low census?

    Thank You.

    1. If there is a reduction in the number of hours worked due to involuntary reasons such as deliberation from the employer, you can be eligible to draw unemployment insurance benefits.

      Please check with the labor authorities in your state and apply accordingly.

  151. Can you please explain to me why the rules have changed for seasonal employees, who now are required to do a work search in order to receive unemployment benefits, when last year we weren’t? As far as I understand, the money I am paid for my benefits comes from my employers, who are forced to pay it – NOT from taxpayers. It seems to me that part of the motivation for my employers to pay our benefits is so they can hold onto their good employees over the winter until the season begins again. It seems as if my choices currently are to a) get another job now and quit it in May in order to go back to my REAL job – and who would hire me if they knew I was going to do that? b) to LIE to a new employer about needing to quit in a few months, or c) to get a new job now, and not go back to my seasonal job. How are those valid choices? Who exactly benefits, and how, from you forcing me to do a work search? I certainly don’t. Is the intent to try and make me feel guilty for accepting money without doing any work? This makes no sense to me at all.

    1. I can understand the ordeal here. We are not associated with the labor authorities in your state nor are we a govt. organization.

      Please redirect your query through appropriate channels.

  152. I have been collecting unemployment in the State of Wisconsin and I am moving to Florida for my husband’s job. Will I be able to continue collecting my benefits?

  153. My employer of 6 years recently changed my job duties dramatically; it barely resembles the original position I was hired for. If I quit, would I be eligible for unemployment in WI?

    1. You will not be eligible since unemployment insurance is only extended to those who become unemployed due to involuntary reasons.

  154. Hi, I found out my work is being sold to another company and am losing dental, health insurance and going from $13 to $8. I am also being harassed at work heavily. If I quit and can prove the harassment, can I get unemployment benefits? I am actively searching for a new job but don’t know how much longer I can deal with my current one.

    1. If you can prove in case of a dispute after applying, please go ahead and apply confidently.

      Your employer may dispute the claim.

  155. I thought I was going in for an interview with Amazon. When I got there, I was told I was hired, the amount of pay, hours, and days of the week I would work, etc. This job pays much lower than my last. A few days later, I was offered a position with a company that better fits my previous rate of pay and field I was working in. If I “withdraw” my application with Amazon, is that considered quitting? Will I lose my benefits by doing so? I don’t start the better paying job until the 9th of November and I cannot have zero income and still pay my bills for the 2 weeks.

    1. If you never joined the company, it will not considered as quitting.

      Please speak further with the labor authorities in your state for specific advice.

  156. For my waiting week can I work up to 32 hours to get that as my waiting week.
    Does it make a difference on how much you make.

  157. I do repairs when hired I was told full time . Now it is the end of there season and I was laid off . But my boss calls me when he needs stuff because I can’t turn down work I have to go ! This seem to be wrong I make about the same or less when I work ! He is playing the system , is there anything I can do ?

  158. My wife is being laid off end of December… Bad timing as she is pregnant and due in May. Can she obtain unemployment and if so for how long seeing as it will be hard for her to look for new jobs being that she would have to start maternity leave in May.

    1. This is a tricky situation. The base rule is she should be able and available to work.

      Please contact the labor authorities in your state for more information.

  159. i have a quesstion if i just started this work school program and started on the 6th and recived a letter 7 days after from unemployment which i have been getting stating that i will have to provide information of how much i make at my school work program to earn a ged will i still get paid for that week of which i appplied and did my weekly claim

  160. Hi Nick. I’d like to thank you as I have found this website very informative and helpful.

    My story is as follows: In July I quit the job I had been working for for more than four years. My reasons were for quitting included my employer more than doubling my work load, causing stress and health problems, and my employer ignoring key workplace issues that I was bringing up to them.

    Two weeks after I quit, I started working with my new employer. Even though it is much less money and I struggle monetarily, I am much happier and healthier as a result. Unfortunately, their is much less work to go around in the winter and I fear I may be laid off soon.

    Even though I feel I had valid reasons for leaving my last employer, they are reasons that would be difficult to prove. Do you think I would receive my full unemployment benefits from my last employer if I am laid off from my current job?

    Thanks for your help,


    1. They would consider all your employment in the last 4 calendar quarters.

      Unemployment Insurance is only provided to those who lose their job due to involuntary reasons.

  161. Is their a construction exemption from the employment search requirement for workers who are laid off due to seasonal slowdown periods. The construction trade is made up of highly skilled workers that companies have invested substantial amounts into their specific craft. Forcing them to look for other employment despite their being an anticipation of 100% call-back when the winter weather retreats, seams extremely counter productive. It also has the potential to put an extreme burden on these construction companies who rely on these types of employees to be available when the construction season is upon us.

    1. Matt,

      We are not sure of this segment. Please call the claims center on the phone numbers provided for further assistance in this regard.

  162. I am planning on quitting my job due to unsafe working conditions. Example: working with acid without proper attire. And my supervisor constantly makes sexual advances towards me even though I let him know I’m not homosexual. Am I eligible for unemployment?

    1. Yes, please.

      You can be eligible to claim as long as you’re able to provide supporting documents in case of a dispute raised by your employer.

  163. i have a Forfeiture / Benefit Amount Reduction in my unemployment it says said dollar amount, if i dont have any money comming in and if they withhold my unemployment checks can a person do a hardship form ? i have me ,my wife and grand daughter in my household my wife cant work due to a heart condition, is there a way to get a partial check so we can atleast pay some bills and buy food ?

  164. I’ve been off on short term disability due to anxiety caused by my current job. I’ve been seeking medical treatment for it but the doctor recommended that I find a different job that causes less anxiety (working at a call center). I am able to work different jobs just not the current job I have. If I quit due to medical reasons and have proof of medical treatment from the doctor, would I be eligible for unemployment benefits?

      1. Even if is quitting with a good cause? The company I work for has no alternative positions or part time positions therefore, they are unable to work with me on what the doctor feels is right for my health. I worked with them and we have exhausted all of our options available.

  165. My position has been eliminated and I was told I would qualify for unemployment after my last day. I found a new job already, but it doesn’t start for another 3 weeks. Can I still file unemployment for those 3 weeks? or during the first week of new employment? Do I still have to prove I’m “looking” for a job?

    1. Yes please. You should be able to claim for this period of unemployment.

      For specific queries, please call the claims center.

  166. I currently am a remote employee but recently was told that I need to relocate to another state if I wanted to keep my job. Do I qualify for unemployment benefits?

    1. Depends. If you decide not to take it up, it may be considered voluntary.

      Please inquire further with the Unemployment Office in your state.

  167. I have been on unemployment since June. I have exhausted my benefits but I thought I was eligible for 1 year until June 2016. Am I able to get an extension of benefits until I find another job?

  168. I was terminated yesterday from my position due to poor performance and attendance/tardiness issues. I was part time (28-32 hours/week) Will I be eligible for unemployment?

    1. You will not qualify for UI benefits since they are provided to only those who lose their jobs due to involuntary reasons.

  169. I run a roofing company. Every year my employees are laid off around Christmas to mid March due to Wisconsin Weather. My employees are telling me, because they are not expected back in the next 8 weeks they have to apply for jobs every week. I don’t understand. I don’t want to loose my employees. I will have work for them in March like I have for the last 33years. What can I do to avoid them having to apply for jobs

    1. Please check with the Unemployment Office in your state if they can be compensated during this period of time off from work or you can also consider providing them some sort of remuneration for this period.

  170. I was collecting partial unemployment while working two part time jobs. I quit one part time job to work more at the other, and I was sent a letter saying that I was disqualified, until I earned $1800. So every week since then I’ve been “disqualified” for payments. I think I’ve earned that much since leaving the job I quit, but payments haven’t started up again even though I never stopped claiming. How can I find out how much more I need to earn before I can start getting payments again, and should I contact the Unemployment office?

  171. I’m just looking for my options with my current employer. I need to get out of here as soon as possible. He threatens to not pay us on the date we are due to be paid, and since I process payroll this doesn’t sit well with me. The last time he was going to do this he was going to throw me under the bus and tell the other employees hat I hadn’t processed it in time. Because of the ACA he has been talking about cutting salaries. I’m a salaried employee and in the last couple of months he’s increased my work load with another company he just started up. Without any compensation for the extra time and work I know have, nor has he offered to get me any help. The stress he’s been putting me under actually has been giving me chest pains the last 2 months. I’m not sure how much longer I can take this and with him threatening to cut salaries….he doesn’t pay me enough the way it is with all the things I take care of and I’m working from home at night the last week and it’s been awhile that i haven’t worked on a Saturday so I don’t get too far behind. I’m right under the threshold for the new salaried over time law. So he’s going to give me $500 extra so I won’t be able to receive over time pay. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Not sure if I could quit and get unemployment while I search for a new job.

    1. You can be eligible for UI benefits if you quit due to hostile work conditions.

      If there is a dispute, you may have to provide supporting documents to justify your stance. Be ready.

  172. I am reapplying for u employment benefits and have been waiting almost 5 weeks now. I got a letter stating that I am eligible for an existing claim. Now there is an old work and wage issue still holding off benefits. I worked two weeks for a car dealership and then was told I could no longer work there because I didn’t have a drivers license. they didn’t check to see if I had a drivers license prior to employing me apparently. Furthermore they said I would not get paid because I didn’t sell any cars. I claimed unemployment for that week. They then sent me a check out of nowhere for work. Am I still eligible for benefits on this claim even though this occurred in week 34 of last year? (It is now week 3 of the new year)

    1. You should be able to continue claiming on a weekly basis.

      Please call the claims center on the phone numbers provided for further information.

  173. i have collected unemployment every winter since 1993 and now i can not collect more than 8 weeks yet i was sent a letter saying if my boss calls in before 8 weeks were up saying we are not starting back that i could get addition benefits but my boss called in and was told that wasn’t possible so why send that information if it is false my boss could stand to lose two people with 20 years experience each because of this new rule what am i to do

  174. I just started a new job a week and a half ago. The job entails a lot more than described when I accepted the position, and also requires a lot more lifting than I was told. I am able to do some lifting but not all day like I have been doing. The position is for a lead shipping position which I have had before so I know what that position entails, and it is nothing to this extent. I have a previous shoulder injury and chronic lower back pain that is now severely worsening. I did not mention either of these things when hired because I never imagined the extent of the lifting they were going to have me doing as a shipping lead. They are also expecting me to do much more than one person should be expected to do. For the time I have been working there while they have been “training” me there have been 3 additional people working in the shipping department (which by the way has been the norm for the past 2 years) and every day is a rush all day to get things completed. So I know just from this it is more than one person can handle. Also, the training I am supposed to be getting I only get for about 2 hours a day. 1 hour in the morning 1 hour in the afternoon, the rest of my time like I have said is packing and lifting 20lb to 60lb boxes to build pallets all day. The training I mentioned is done by a very rude woman that wants everything done as fast as she does it. I was not given any kind of typing test, but she expects me to be as fast as her, then gets rude and starts complaining then finally just takes over because we are in a rush and she needs to get back over to the other building to do her regular job. By the way she has been working in the shipping department along with others for the past 5 years, so she knows the system very well and flies through everything, extremely fast, then gets irritated that it is hard for someone else to follow. Like I said also she is very rude to the point of being mean. I now need to go to the doctor to get my shoulder and back checked out because of this. My main question is now since this job is beyond my physical capability, and entails more than they had originally let on, am I able to quit and receive unemployment while searching for another job? Do I need to contact a UI person and explain all this to them?

    1. Well, there are certain conditions you have to fulfill to be able to draw unemployment.

      Quitting voluntarily does not qualify, but there are exceptions. Please speak to the Unemployment Office in your state and decide accordingly.

  175. I worked 32 hours a week and will be laid off by the end of the month.I have documentation stating that is a lay off due to no fault on my behalf, will i qualify for benefits

  176. last week I worked 6 hours, the week before I worked 13. can I claim unemployment for those two weeks even though I still have the job?

      1. if you have the oppourtunity to work 40hrs a week but you choose not to as a flat rate paid employee. how are you allowed to claim unemployment when its your choice not to work when there is plenty of work for you to get 40+ hrs a week

  177. my employer made me sit and work in a truck that didn’t have a real chair or seat belt and after I told him, he said he would take care of it but after two weeks nothing was changed so I quit. am I able to collect bemefits.

    1. Depends.

      If you employer paid relevant taxes on your behalf to your state, you can be eligible on the basis of hostile working conditions.

  178. I have been waiting on a ruling from unemployment for a long time on eligibility. I am trying to get answers but idk whaf I can do. I have been filing my weekly claims but I have been getting deeper and deeper in debt. I finally have a job, but I am awaiting a ruling on the several back payments. I was told there would be a decision in the beginning of February. Still nothing. Is there a limit to how long the investigation lasts on your end. I call and call and no answers. I believe my case falls under a couple quit exceptions. I am about to lose my home electricity and my car is going to take a crap… please help.

  179. I had one job i quit and my other job is part time but ive only been getting less then five hours a week ive been here for 3 months

    1. If you were designated to work full time on your active job and was reduced to part time due to your employer, you can claim partial benefits.

  180. I was let go from my job while I was 7 months pregnant due to position elimination. I have been collecting unemployment for about a month now and I am about 3 weeks away from my due date. Am I still able to claim my unemploment benefit once I go into labor? How does that work?

  181. Some of my employees are being denied benefits due to seasonal layoff at work. How do they get benefits without having to look for a job for the few weeks they are off?

  182. Hi for the past 2 years my job has been adjusting my check got told all the time they do that they have no control over it well last week I can in due to parts no run right and they took 100 dollars off my check if I leave my Job and show proof am I eligible for unemployment due to this please let me know cus its getting ridiculous

  183. The place I work for is selling they offered me a job at another location but its not the same job or hours if I turn them down am I still eligible for unemployment till I In find another job?

    1. You may not be eligible since unemployment insurance is only extended to those who become unemployed due to involuntary reasons.

      Please speak to the Unemployment Office in your state.

  184. After 4 years of working for the same company and working 45+ hours a week, getting paid for 40, it was affecting my health from stress. I did submit my resignation and after a couple days I quit. Am I eligible to collect unemployment?

  185. If you live in Wisconsin but worked in Minnesota and was let go due to company cutting and was nothing at your fault would you file unemployment with Wisconsin or Minnesota

  186. I work for H&R Block, I work a lot of hours for the 3 months we are open for tax season, then I am required to take mandatory 8 weeks off, then I am brought back to work for 2 days a week. In October, November and part of December I will be working a lot of hour each week, close to 40 hrs. Then I go into paid training that is approximately 25-30 hours. Why am I required to look for jobs when I am already hired.

    1. Please let us know where you’re required to look for jobs. This forum provides you the required resources and information pertaining to Unemployment Insurance.

  187. can you collect unemployment for maternity leave if your job offers leave of absence without pay?

    1. Maternity is not considered. You will not qualify since benefits are only paid to those who’re able and available for work.

  188. I’ve qualified for Long-Term disability but haven’t been paid since I was let go from my job due to my non-work related injury 3 weeks ago. Can I still collect unemployment benefits for the time before my long-term disability payments kicked in and can I collect unemployment benefits and disability payments? Thank you.

    1. Well, you may not qualify since UI benefits are only paid to people who are able and available for work.

      Please check further with the Unemployment Office in your state.

  189. If I quit my job because I’m moving to a different city within the state, but considerably farther away, will I be eligible for unemployment?

  190. I was suspended for 14 days because of something I don’t think was my fault will I be eligible for benefits

    1. Temporary time off from work may not qualify.

      Please call the Unemployment Office in your state for further information.

  191. My employer wants to terminate my employment. I have 3 options a statement that we mutually agree to end the contract. They will not contest unemployment and provided a letter of recommendation. If I agree is this thought of as quitting?
    If I don’t I have 30 days to correct my conduct then termination of contract with pay out the duration of contact. If any errors in conduct termination of contact.

    1. If its a lay off, you will qualify. If the contract is being ended due to performance or behavioral issues, you will not be eligible.

      Please call the Unemployment Office in your state for further information.

  192. I was harassed at work as well as the harasser contacting my boyfriend while at work and harassing him. My employer say the issue has been “rectified” of but nothing has changed and the harasser continues to make work a harsh and difficult environment to be in. A Recent employee was also harassed and was fired when he tried to file a complaint about it. The company lied to unemployment about the reason for termination and he had to fight tooth and nail to receive unemployment (which he did eventually) I am worried that my continue complaints to the company about this employee will end in my termination. Do i have good cause to quit and receive unemployment until I can find a new job?

    1. Yes, you do. You can be eligible for UI benefits until you find a job under such circumstances.

      Make sure to keep supporting documents handy in case your employer disputes when you apply.

  193. I have been getting an unemployment benefit and I recently accepted a new job but it doesn’t start for a week and a half. Should I still preform 4 work searches for the full week (for full benefits) and another 4 work searches for part time (for partial benefits) since the second week I will be working 24 hours? I’m just not sure about the work searches since I will be starting a job.

  194. For an individual that works in Minnesota but lives in Wisconsin, when the company lays off this person, in which state should that person file for unemployment?

  195. Hello,

    My position has been reduced dramatically in hours. Working only 4-6 hours weekly Am collecting unemployment on the difference. So far have expended about 3 weeks of unemployment. Eligile for the 26 weeks.

    My question: If a full-time position is offered to me that is limited contract-working for only 3-4 weeks full-time. Will I be able resume collecting unemployment when that contract is over?

    1. Contracted jobs are generally not eligible.

      Please inquire further with the Unemployment Office in your state.

  196. My hours vary from 12 to 20 hours per week. Starting in May my employer has been giving me two days a week. This employer does nothing with the business. She does not schedule, make an appearance for the clientele. We communicate in a notebook I left a message stating that I can work double shifts after that my hours were reduced to two days a month. I have called the employer several times about the reduction and I have received no reason let alone a call back. would I be eligible for unemployment.

    1. If there is reduction in the number of hours worked, you can apply for partial unemployment compensation.

      Please consider applying.

  197. I worked for a school district as a teacher this past year. It was supposed to be a renewing position; however, when contracts were passed out in April, I was told that due to the budget I wasn’t being renewed. They love my work but couldn’t commit to a contract in fall. They gave me a separation agreement which would allow me to file for unemployment. My last date of work was June 15th. Am I able to file in WI? Also, what if I find a new position that doesn’t begin until the end of August? Would I still be able to receive benefits until then since it would be a new position?

    1. Please file from the state where the employment was based.

      You can be eligible to receive benefits until you find a new job.

  198. Im in construction and I’ve been collecting unemployment and I just got back to work but I only work 19 hours this week. Am I still eligible for unemployment for just this week?

  199. my job has a probation period for the entire 1st season which is from February to nov so we are not allowed to miss any days. i am currently 9 months pregnant & i have already missed some days (with DR notes) & i am worried that they may fired because of that. will i qualify for benefits?

    1. Unfortunately, personal reasons such as pregnancy is not considered.

      You will not qualify for UI benefits.

  200. Eligibility question. I’ve worked for a company for 12 years with a salary of 50k/year. I wear a few different “hats”. They would like to take a hat away on September 1, 2016 and reduce my salary to $42,500/year. Then on November 1, 2016 take another hat away and reduce my salary to $33,040/year. Then on February 1, 2017 transition into either a part time employee at $20/hour for 5-15 hours/week or be a 1099 employee working about 5-15 hours/week at ?? still undecided.

    Would I be able to apply for unemployment after Feb 1, 2017 if only working 15 hours a week for the same company? Will I still have to look for other employment to quailfy? I’ve done the reduction in benefits ($20x15hrs) = $300 – $30 = $270 x .67 = 180.9 so any benefit would be reduced by $180.90.

    Any advice would be appreciated. thx

  201. Hello,
    I recently paid back unemployment this year due to an overpayment. I paid my balance in full. I was wondering that if it was a time I would need to apply for benefits, will I be considered? Or will I be automatically declined due to my history?

    1. It should ideally be determined on a case to case basis.

      Please call the Unemployment Office in your state for further clarification.

  202. Just got fired for gavi,g a week off of work have doctor’s note and called work to tell them came back to work the day I was able to come in they told me they never got the note or a phone call… How is this possible so am I able to collect at least a week of unemployment until I start my new job. Please contact me

    1. Please consider applying for Unemployment Insurance until the new job starts as long as the job separation was not due to voluntary reasons.

    1. You will not be eligible since unemployment insurance is only extended to those who become unemployed due to involuntary reasons.

  203. I will have exhausted all my hours under my casual position by Aug 22nd. I will not be able to work again until the start of the next calendar year ( 2017). Will I be able to claim benefits?

    1. The E.U.C(Emergency Unemployment Compensation) remains expired. There is no extension available. Please inquire further with the labor authorities in your state by calling them.

  204. I am quitting my job because my employer refuses to work with me on my hours. I work part-time, and have to take care of children while their mother is working. It came to a choice of either leave them home alone or use my sick days. I offered to work different days to make up for the days I needed to watch them, but I was still consistently scheduled for the days I asked off. It was also part of my employment agreement for them to give me these requested times off.

    In short, can I get unemployment for quitting due to the safety of children?

    1. Please call the Unemployment Office in your state to inquire further and decide accordingly since this is a sensitive situation.

  205. Is there an office I can sit down and speak with someone about this stuff? I have multiple employers, wages, etc to be considered in my claim.

  206. I currently work in construction. My boss knows that I have recently applied for a plumber apprentice program, but won’t have my interview for 2 more months. He cut my pay by $2 an hour and sends me to the worse possible jobs everyday. One of the more senior guys told me that the owner told the project manager to send me to all of the crappy jobs because they want me to quit. It is awful. I want to quit, would this be considered good cause to quit and then I could get unemployment?

    1. If you feel the work environment is hostile, you can resign and apply for UI benefits.

      Be sure to keep supporting documents handy in case of a dispute raised by your employer.

  207. Hi, I am a resident of Minnesota, but also rent an apartment in a Wisconsin city where I have worked for the past year. There is a company reorganization in process and it appears I may be let go. If this happens, where would I file for unemployment insurance, Wisconsin or Minnesota?


  208. I have a question regarding eligibility when quitting a position. In order to comply with the new FLSA rules regarding non-exempt employees, my company intends to change my status from salaried to hourly, at a reduced rate of pay, with the intention that I will work overtime to achieve my former rate of pay. From what I am reading this is perfectly legal, and is actually suggested as a way for employers to deal with the new regulations. It is nevertheless, a reduction in salary, and I would like to know if reducing pay for the same job description is an eligible reason for quitting. Can one collect benefits in this case? Thanks for your answer.

    1. UI benefits will only be made available to those who lose their job completely. Reduction in the wages may not qualify.

      You can inquire further with the Unemployment Office by calling them.

  209. I have worked at a job 7 years but the 12 hour days are too much for me. I will be quitting soon to work part time at another place. I’m sure its a no, but would I be able to collect partial unemployment until I can find a full time job?

    1. You will not be eligible since unemployment insurance is only extended to those who become unemployed due to involuntary reasons.

  210. I work full time I have missed 2 weeks of work due to a non work related inkury. I am still employed at the same place and return to work next week am I eligible for benefits for those 2 weeks.

    1. You will not be eligible to claim UC benefits since the reason for missing work is voluntary.

      Please inquire further with the Unemployment Office in your state.

  211. My position was terminated because of layoff and I have found a job with the same description at 25% FTE (the same base salary). If I apply for unemployment benefits, what my benefit amount (relative to the base salary) would be?

    1. UI benefits are only extended to those who do not have a job. You may not be eligible for a change in compensation package with the new company.

      Please call the Unemployment Office for further information.

  212. I have been working for a company for 11 months, I am having mental health issues and bad thoughts, I am going in the hospital to get help tonight, I am worried about losing my job, if I lose my job for attendance will I be able to collect unemployment when I get out of the hospital.

    1. Unfortunately, personal reasons are not considered.
      You will not be eligible since unemployment insurance is only extended to those who become unemployed due to involuntary reasons.

  213. The “Reliacard” product, and the fraudulent company FSV payment systems in conjunction with Wisconsin’s unemployment system pretty much acts to guarantee crime, vandalism, violence, divorce, starvation, mental-illness, hospitalization and death.

    Anyone who has ever used a “Reliacard” has likely been harmed, or their family has been harmed or tortured by their sickening policies, and is entitled to punitive damages, en-masse.

  214. I informed my employer I have a history of high risk pregnancy as well as being 40 years old. The work environment has random toxic fumes and my boss doesn’t comply with using suction vacuum for dust sitting next to me. Even though we recently had OSHA coaches and meetings and safety team leader and committees, etc. come through the lab and emphasize the dangers we have at work. I suggested I be reassigned away from the dangers. But no response was given. Today there was toxic fumes. I notified my safety leader and stayed in the lunch room for 15-20 minutes until the fumes disappated. He agreed. I lost time at my work, felt sick/dizzy and asked my boss if I could leave early. He asked me to stay and finish the work. I told him no and sorry but I wasn’t able to stay the last 30 minutes to do the hour long task I had left to complete that I was late on due to the toxic fumes. He became frustrated/angry. I apologized again and left. Can I collect unemployment if I quit due to unsafe work conditions/ poor accommodations due to pregnancy?

    1. You can be eligible to quit and receive Unemployment Compensation for working under hostile work conditions.

      Please be sure to speak to the Unemployment Office in your state before taking a decision.

  215. I have been with the same company for 17 years. I am a single father of 2. I used to work the weekend shift intil it was dissolved 2years ago. Now I’m on first shift and and they are telling me that starting next week they are moving me to second shift. Being a single father will not allow me to work the second shift which starts at 3:45 pm and ends at 1:45 am. My employer knows that I will not be able to take care of my children and work those hours. I believe they are doing this to get rid of me. If I were to quit for this reason would I be eligible for unemployment in Wisconsin?

    1. Unfortunately, personal reasons are generally not considered.

      I suggest that you speak to the Unemployment Office in your state to inquire further.

  216. I have been at my job for about 3 months now, it is a new program for that company. At hire i was hired for an early morning shift and took the job because of the hours. Then “business needs” changed and they needed to change our hours so i got pushed to an hour later shift which i made accommodations around. Now about a month later, if that, they changed my hours again now to 2 hours later and with a days notice. Upon hire was not told my shift hours would change nor would they change so drastically, I am a single mom and once I found out the news I am looking for a new job but due to child schedule and babysitter schedule is it good cause to quit and be able to receive benefits until a new job is found? Also due to child/babysitter schedule my attendance may be affected and could cause me to be fired because I have to pick up my child.

    1. Well, personal reasons are generally not considered. Having said this, there are exceptions.

      Please call the Unemployment Office for further details.

  217. Am I eligible for unemployment if I am laid off from my full time, 40 per week job but still hold a part time, 12 hour per week job?

    1. Yes, you can be eligible to apply for partial Unemployment Benefits for the involuntary reduction in the standard hours worked.

      Please consider applying.

  218. I was terminated due to attendance within my probationary period. The reasons were followed by notes from doctors. Will I still get UI?

    1. Generally, voluntary reasons are not accepted. However, there can be exceptions like yours. Please call the Unemployment Office for further details and apply accordingly.

  219. I have a question. My full-time work is going to be going through a series of layoffs in April and they won’t give us more details of who it is until January or later. I also work a part-time job. I depend on my full-time job to support myself and my son. If I get let go form my full-time job, but still have my part-time job will I be eligible for benefits to fill the gap of the full-time job. My full-time job pays me over $60k per year my part-time job pays me maybe $5000k per year if I am lucky.

    1. Well, if there is an involuntary reduction in the number of hours worked by your employer, you can be eligible to claim partial unemployment benefits.

      Please call the Unemployment Office for further details.

  220. This question is for a friend. Recently he has been really sick for over a week and couldn’t go to work because of it and even has a doctor report for it. If he still gets fired for missing to much work would he be able to get unemployment?

    1. Unfortunately, the system does not consider personal reason such as health issues. Your friend may not qualify.

      Please inquire further by calling the Unemployment Office.

  221. I have been working for my company for 1 and a half yeas, I’ve had health issues followed by doctors notes for the days I missed and now for missing work I am fired. I have doctors notes stating my emergency visits when I missed those days, will I be able to claim unemployment?

    1. You will not be eligible since unemployment insurance is only extended to those who become unemployed due to involuntary reasons.

      Unfortunately, personal reasons are not considered.

  222. If I put in my 2 weeks to leave my job before they fire me due to my addencr due to medical and weather conditions is the a possible way to collect unemployment with working a part time job?

  223. I have 2 employees who are laid off from another company and are working for me and collecting unemployment benefits from my company? I pay into the UI system but i have not laid them off? why are they collecting from my UI fund?

    1. I don’t think they should be collecting from taxes paid by you as an employer.

      This is a private forum. Please call the Unemployment Office for further details.

  224. My current full-time job, which I have had for two years, is being eliminated effective 02/28/2017 due to a lack of funding. If I transfer to a part-time position with the same employer prior to 02/28/2017 (20-24 hours per week)am I eligible for unemployment compensation to make up the difference between my full-time and part-time salary? Or am I only eligible for partial unemployment compensation for part-time employment if I wait until after the full-time job terminates on 02/28/2017 before taking part-time employment?

    1. If there is a reduction in the full-time hours, you should be applying for partial unemployment benefits.

      Please call the Unemployment Office for further instructions.

  225. Im a single mom of one child. Been working with a company for 3-4 months and got laid off. Would i qualify for unemployment?

    1. To be eligible for UI benefits, you need to have sufficient employment in the last 4-5 calendar quarters.

      Please use the “Calculator” available on this website to ascertain eligibility.

  226. This is all crap! I worked for a quarter and that’s not enough for them even though I made 7400$. But if i work just 1 week before April 18th i can get muy unemployment!?! What a f???ing joke! They sit behind a computer and they dictate who gets paid and who don’t by the click of a button! So tell me how that makes any sense at all?? This is why i wish I would have just worked for cash! To avoid dealing with this crap it’s a joke!

    1. Jason,

      I can understand your frustration. If you think you’ve been wrongfully denied, please ask for an “Adjudicator” to file an appeal.

  227. On 1/27 I put in my resignation stating my last day of employment would be 2/17. My employer made my resignation effective immediately and will only pay me through 2/10. Am I available for any unemployment? Also I quit because I was being bullied by my boss. I’m not sure if this counts as good cause.

    1. Generally, voluntarily leaving the job does not count. However, there are exceptions such as harassment at the workplace.

      Please call the Unemployment Office to check if you qualify under such circumstances.

  228. My brother works full time 3rd shift warehouse and attends a full time vocational school for a 2 yr automotive technology program. There is a possibility they may lay him off due to his vocation choices not being in line with the company. He’s worried about benefit eligibility. We also co-own a small business but don’t make enough money to support even one of us part time yet, and I do 99% of the jobs we get. Will he be eligible for any benefits? Our business is an S-Corp and we do pay into unemployment since we only get paid on commission.

  229. I was employed by a local restaurant for the past 9 years. have had solid attendance up until recently. got promoted up to the assistant manager position two years ago. I have missed maybe 4 or 5 days total over my whole time with them. since the beginning of this year I missed a two days due to illness and on account of a recent snow storm not allowing me to get a taxi. tardiness has also been an issue of late because of family health. always gave prior notice. they also cut me back from my salary to put me on hourly (I was scheduled 50 hours a week) due the the new law that will pass requiring overtime employees to be paid overtimes. I have received a vocal warning but no write ups. am I eligible?

    1. Unless you lose the job or the hours are cut down due to involuntary reasons, eligibility does not come into the picture.

  230. I have been dismissed from my job, and have an agreement pending to get paid “as consideration for Employee’s promises herein… (sum) for services rendered…”
    The agreement states three dates for payment to reach the sum, but the pay dates begin at the end of the month.

    1)Am I eligible to get benefits now?
    2)Are these payments considered severance pay?
    3)If so, and I have to report them to DWD, do they only count in the weeks the payment is issued?

    1. Firstly, if you were “dismissed” from the service due to voluntary reasons, you may not be eligible. Answers to your questions as below.

      1) If eligible, you can apply after the complete payout.
      2) Depends. You may want to check wit your employer to confirm.
      3) Yes, you’re required to report them as paid.

  231. I am wondering…I am working part time and collecting unemployment due to lack of work, If my employer is asking for volunteers to leave early or asking for volunteers to take a scheduled day off am I still eligible to collect unemployment on those days?

    1. Please consider filing from the state where your employment is based since taxes would be paid there.

  232. One of my husbands workers has come to work only once in the past three weeks. How long does he have to not show up to not be able to be let go and not receive unemployment from my husband’s business?

    1. Casey,

      I am not really sure of a definite answer to your question. Please call the local Unemployment Office for precise information.

  233. My unemployment benefits are running out in 3 weeks and I still haven’t found a job. Can I get an extension?

    1. The E.U.C(Emergency Unemployment Compensation) remains expired. There is no extension available. Please inquire further with the labor authorities in your state by calling them.

  234. I worked 29 hours per week for the last 13 months. My position was terminated by the company. I get two months severance. When can I apply for unemployment? Do I have to wait for severance period to be done?

    1. Michelle,

      That is correct. Please wait for the Severance payout to be over. You can apply immediately after the completion.

  235. I was on short-term disability for 6 1/2 months, my doctor never released me to go back to work, but I never filed for long term disability with my employer. I am now able to work and am seeking employment with other companies. I never quit my job, but then again wasn’t really fired. Am I eligible for unemployment? Thanks!

    1. Jackie,

      UI benefits are only extended to those who lose their job due to involuntary reasons. Please call the Claims Center to inquire about eligibility.

  236. I worked for a carnival.I worked the entire season and had to leave with two week left because i had to be home for my kids to start school and now i cant get unemployment.i am a sinlge parent and have no income at the present i worked all spring and summer with the exception of the last two weeks this seems so unfair

  237. Do you have to use any remaining PTO balance before being eligible to collect partial unemployment due to a temporary hour restriction?

  238. My wife spoke to an adjudicator on the 18th, and on your website it says that we should have received a decision within a week, but we have yet to hear anything almost two weeks later. She called, and was told by someone that the process can take 4-5 weeks from when it started, which for her was 10/02/17. Which one of these timelines is correct? I feel like we should have heard from the adjudicator by now, but we can’t seem to get a straight answer from anyone. It’s beyond frustrating that we work hard, pay taxes, and can’t even depend on the institutions we support financially to be there for us when we need them.

    1. Toby,

      The timelines provided on the website is correct. Please chase the adjudicator for an update at regular intervals and escalate if required for a faster resolution.

  239. If I’ve worked 40-45 hours weekly for the last six months and my hours were reduced to 30 without notice, is it possibly to be eligible for partial unemployment?

  240. If you are a Chicago Pipefitter’s Union employee who lives in the State of Illinois can you claim unemployment in Wisconsin if the majority of your work assignments for 2017 were located in Wisconsin if you Illinois Unemployment benefits have run out?
    Thank you!

    1. Sonja,

      Please call the Unemployment Office in Illinois to ascertain eligibility. Unemployment Insurance is only a one-time affair.

  241. I retired about 2 years ago and started receiving a pension. This pension wasn’t enough to live on, so I got a new job. I am making good money, but now find that I may be laid of for about 3 months. Am I eligible to apply for unemployment benefits?

    1. Mark,

      If you’re working full-time on a non-contract basis, you can be eligible. Seasonal jobs may not qualify. Please contact the Unemployment Office to ascertain eligibility.

  242. My son just started a job for operating heavy equipment and is with the union. He makes great money, but rarely has but in a full week due to the rain. They were off all last week and he has not worked yet this week. Can he file something?

    1. Anne,

      Your son can consider applying for partial unemployment benefits if he is losing hours in a week.

  243. When reporting part-time temp work while on unemployment, is there a way to indicate that the position is temporary? For example, I accepted a job proctoring the bar exam and it’s two full days of work during one week. Also do I report the temp job the week I work or the week I get paid, or both? I am worried that it will not be clear from the paperwork the employer submits that I was hired to work for two days only.

      1. Due to the virus the casino is closing. They are requiring us to use vacation. If we don’t have 4 weeks they are advancing us the vacation. Can they do this.

        1. Timothy,

          We understand this might be a difficult time for you. We’re anticipating a shortage of staff across unemployment offices due to the massive surge in UI applications considering the pandemic. We advise against calling or visiting the office, as you may not get a response instantly.

          Your state may have activated “Extended Benefits (EB)” authorized by the federal government. We recommend you apply for UI benefits online. For more information, please visit your state’s official website.

  244. Can substitute teachers apply for unemployment now that schools are shut down and we have no opportunity for job assignments?

    1. Lori,

      We understand this might be a difficult time for you. We’re anticipating a shortage of staff across unemployment offices due to the massive surge in UI applications considering the pandemic. We advise against calling or visiting the office, as you may not get a response instantly.

      Your state has activated “Extended Benefits (EB)” authorized by the federal government. We recommend you apply for UI benefits online. For more information, please visit your state’s official website.

  245. With the whole Covid 19 thing going on and forced closures of small businesses. Where does that leave a self employed tax paying tattoo artist? Are there any things in place to help?

    1. James,

      We understand this might be a difficult time for you. We’re anticipating a shortage of staff across unemployment offices due to the massive surge in UI applications considering the pandemic. We advise against calling or visiting the office, as you may not get a response instantly.

      Your state may have activated “Extended Benefits (EB)” authorized by the federal government. We recommend you apply for UI benefits online. For more information, please visit your state’s official website.

  246. I retired 12/31/2019, part time worker but no more work after 4/15/2020, average 14 hours per week since 1/5/2020 @$14/hr. Would qualify unemployment benefits? thanks.

  247. I was born in Wisconsin and moved to Nevada for work. My wife and I have been laid off due to COVID-19 for over a month and are collecting unemployment in Nevada. We are moving back to Wisconsin to live with family until we can get back on our feet. Will we be able to file for Unemployment in Wisconsin until we find jobs?

    1. Casey,

      There will be a delay due to the sudden surge in the number of applications. Please keep checking the status at regular intervals.

  248. I have been laid off due to our business closing for Covid 19 my general manager wants a week off (She’s been working) She wants me to cover for her (I’m the assistant manager) Since I’m working one week and laid off the week after will I need to file unemployment for the week I work in order to keep my benefits open for the week after when I’m laid off again? She’s also talking about rotating weeks now so that she can have time off as well will this keep me from getting unemployment the weeks that I’m laid off? I can’t afford to not get some pay at all for a week. Thank you

    1. Latina,

      You should be able to continue claiming benefits. Please continue claiming benefits as per the TAT.

  249. I have been collecting full unemployment benefits because of company closing due to covid-19. My company wants me to work 32 hours a week. they also said I could still claim unemployment because im commission based and will loose more than 50% of my income. Is my company accurate with that claim? I care more about the extra $600 than anything.

  250. I was wondering if I can recieve unemployment compensation for losing a part time job? Im still working 1 full time job but lost my part time job due to Covid 19 closure. The part time job added up to be 1/3 of my monthly income. I’ve filed for unemployment for 4 weeks now but haven’t heard anything from the unemployment office and cannot get through on the telephone.

    1. Martin,

      You should be eligible to receive compensation.Please wait for the office to get back to you.

  251. I have a question, I lost my job due to the virus. We were in the office, then working from home, then all temps were let go due to slowing of business. My job before this I was fired but this is the first time that I am filing for unemployment in 20 years and in this state. I am not disputing the reasoning for being fired from previous job but does this have an affect on whether I can receive unemployment or not. I was told that they are reviewing the job that I was fired from. its been 6 weeks.

    1. Crystal,

      If you lost employment because of the pandemic (no fault of your own), you should be able to claim UI benefits. Please consider applying.

    1. Jeremy,

      Please visit the Unemployment Office’s official website to know about availability of extension.

  252. If I work 32 hours a week because I am forced to take one day (8hours) furlough, do I qualify for unemployment benefits?

  253. I have a FT employee, who has one foot out the door for retirement, however, we would like to put him on PT status and have him train his replacement. would he be eligible for FT UE benefits? or no benefits because we still have him employed at a PT basis?

    1. Kellie,

      I suggest you contact the Unemployment Office (or visit the website) to find out about the eligibility.

  254. Would I be able to collect unemployment if I quit my job due to not feeling safe at my job and the overall stress? I work with kids that are are very violent and have behavior problems and they are very destructive on a daily basis. I’ve only been with the company for one month. I fear getting into a physical altercation with the clients that they initiate. I’m in my fifties and have had several surgeries over the past few years. Please let me know.

    1. Scott,

      You can be eligible to claim if the “Working Conditions” are hostile and pose a threat to life. Please try calling the Unemployment Office for a discussion.

  255. My position was recently eliminated and the company I worked for is offering a severance package. Am I able to collect Unemployment if I receive a severance?

    1. Steve,

      You should be able to collect Unemployment Insurance benefits after the expiry of the Severance payout.

  256. I am a 9 month 100% FTE (40 hours/week) teaching staff employed for 10 plus years at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. My hours were reduced to 30 hours/week and I was put on a 25% (10 hours/week) position specific furlough.
    Do I qualify for unemployment benefits for the reduced hours, 10 hours/week?

  257. I was furloughed from my position of 15 years in May 2020. I collected unemployment until taking a job October 5, 2020. I am miserable and want to quit. I provide virtual coaching yet as being told I have to return to a home office in person with others. could I possibly qualify for unemployment benefits?

  258. I was laid off due to COVID concerns in March. They called me back in June and I refused based on no safety standards put in place at all. I had been collecting UI since March and was denied continuing UI in June because I had refused work. I certainly can understand that I don’t qualify for any UI after “refusing to return to work” (even though I thought it was a valid reason), but Wisconsin Unemployment is now telling me I owe them the overpayment of everything back to March! I’m appealing because I believe this was just an error … but I can’t find any black and white rule that says or doesn’t say cancelling your eligibility by quitting in June disqualifies you retroactively as well (which seems insane and something they’d really put up front and in bold)?

    1. Stephen,

      I suggest you speak to the Adjudicator in detail. If not a total payback, try and arrive at a settlement.

  259. I work in a healthcare setting. My health & relationships have been suffering. The amount of goals/assignments that are handed down are way too much for one person to accomplish. I am always being used for floor coverage and am many times not allowed to do the job for which I was hired. My staff is completely unreliable, call ins as well as turnovers are a major problem. Covid along with aggressive demands had made it impossible to focus on one task alone. I would like to terminate my employment before it’s the death of me. Could I be eligible for unemployment benefits?

    1. Kim,

      I am sorry to hear the ordeal. A claimant can be eligible to claim after he/she quits under hostile working conditions. Please read more on the Unemployment Office website and decide accordingly.

  260. Hi,

    I work in a manufacturing plant and due to business conditions we are going to be shutdown the week of July 5th. Can I claim unemployment benefits for that week? We will get 8 hours of holiday pay and that is it.

    1. Gayla,

      Temp. off from work is generally not eligible. Please check further on the Unemployment Office’s website.

  261. I am a school bus driver for a private company. During the summer I am laid off.
    Can I collect unemployment during these months?

  262. I’m unemployed from July 22, 2020 to August 4th, 2021. i had received unemployment check from September 2020 to May 30th,2021. then they told me to find a job now. so i had been looking for until i find it. now i’ve got it for eleven days work at State Fair.then after that properly will not known if i still work, or lay off. who knows.

  263. i left work on friday and went back monday to find out my position, hours,and pay were all changed. hours changed for 7am – 4pm to 12pm – 8:30 pm pay went from 14.50 to 13.50. they said i can take it or quit so i walked out. am i eligible?

    1. Kenny,

      UI benefits are generally extended to claimants who lose employment due to involuntary reasons (no fault of their own).

  264. I work a full time job at 40 hours a week took on more job responsibilities (and am laid off a few times a year for lack of work) and have a part time job. It is getting to be too much can I quit my part time job and still receive unemployment from Wisconsin?

  265. For several weeks, I was very open with my employer about the fact I was looking for a new job, and had emphasized his need to hire my replacement so I cold train them before I leave. (I thought this was the responsible thing to do, and all things seemed amicable between us.) This week, another company offered me a job on Wednesday evening, and I gave my two weeks notice on Thursday morning. I stayed late Thursday night to complete a large kitchen remodel and show my continued loyalty to him, only to have him call me into his office Friday at the end of my shift and tell me that he had hired my replacement that afternoon, and so that was my last day working for him. Is it considered “no fault of my own” that I was let go? Is this a workforce reduction, since he didn’t want to continue paying me after he had hired someone else? Do I qualify for unemployment compensation when I’ve already accepted an offer of employment, but that employment does not start for another month? I didn’t quit voluntarily, and I was a model employee for all the years I worked for this man.

  266. If we hire an employee full time and after 2-3 weeks it is determined that they are not a good fit for the position and are then terminated, are they eligible for unemployment benefits through our company, or would it fall on their previous employer’s benefits.

  267. I work 40+ hrs a week. Work has gotten slower n they wanna send us home. Am I eligible for unemployment for my hours I get shorted?

  268. I work 3rd shift but my job is getting rid of the shift due to reason that are not my own. Would I be able to apply for unemployment in the state of Wisconsin?

  269. I lost a full time job after missing too many days due to alcoholism. Is there any chance I am eligible for UI in WI? I don’t see any point to trying if there’s really no chance. Thx.

  270. So my nursing home is closing. My employer offered me a job at their other facility but it ends up being 15 miles further from my current place of employment. Is this a reason I can deny the job and collect unemployment? Total distance would be 40 miles one way to the new location.

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