Will i continue to get partial unemployment benefits if I quit my part time job and go to school fulltime?

I am receiving a partial benefit from my past full time employer. I currently work a part time dead end job. I would like to attend medical school, will I be eligible for unemployment benefits if I leave this job and pursue my education?

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2 Responses to “Will i continue to get partial unemployment benefits if I quit my part time job and go to school fulltime?”

  1. Bob says:

    Should be eligible for full benefits if going to school full time, depending on what your state unemployment rules are. Going to school usually is a automatic eligibility, and are allowed to quit your job to pursue a higher education for this your employer cannot dispute it. Also if looking for something to do with little effort and time, a home data entry business may be of interest to you. Go to correia.teamverify.com for more info.

  2. CarolO says:

    In most states, attending school full-time disqualifies you from receiving UI benefits. The theory is that if you are attending school,you are NOT looking for a full-time job. Only those attending night school or taking on-line courses which can be done at any time will be eligible.

    You don’t tell us in which state you are receiving benefits, so I can quote specific regulations applying to your situation, but following are some examples:

    CA: “In order to receive UI benefits you must meet certain eligibility
    requirements. There is a question regarding your eligibility if you: Are attending school during normal working hours for your occupation.”

    PA: “May I collect UC benefits while attending school?: A claimant is ineligible if a claimant’s limitation on availability for employment effectively removes the claimant from the local labor market. For you to be ruled ineligible, it must be because the particular limitation on your availability is such that a search for employment in the local labor market would have an unreasonable low possibility of success. For example, a claimant must be able and available for the majority of the workweek.”

    IL: “The law states that you must be able to and available for work during any week for which you claim benefits. This means that, during the week, you must have been willing, ready and able to accept a suitable job. Normally this means a full-time job. You are not able to and available for work if: Your main occupation is that of a student in attendance at or on vacation from school.”

    You can check the website for you state, but it doesn’t look good.