Unemployment denied because quit a job 3 months ago?

I was recently laid off from my job, i applied for unemployment, the unemployment office is telling me that because i was fired from a job 3 months ago (couldn’t handle both jobs i had, and did poorly on the job i was fired from) that i may be denied unemployment.
What can i do? Obviously if i had known i would be laid off from the current job, i would have never lost the other one.

Image taken on 2008-11-14 03:25:01. Image Source. (Used with permission)

Related posts:

  1. Can one receive unemployment after he’s accepted a job, but doesn’t start for a couple of months?
  2. Can I still collect unemployment if I quit my job?

5 Responses to “Unemployment denied because quit a job 3 months ago?”

  1. uninhibited0421 says:

    I don’t know what state your in but in Michigan you COULD be delayed getting benefits. They base it on the last 18 months of employment earnings. Does not matter if you had three jobs or one.

  2. MamaOf7 says:

    There is nothing you can do except:

    1. Check out your states unemployment website for rules and make sure you maximize them.

    2. Get a good resume and look for another job that you are qualified for and passionate about.

    Good luck!

  3. Tdot says:

    If you are fired from a job you are not eligible for benefits and need to restart the qualifying period (working a minimum of between 420 and 700 hours).

    Because you had two jobs, Service Canada will probably exclude the hours from the job you were fired from and then calculate whether you still have enough qualifying hours from the job you were laid off from.

    Until you get the assessment from them, all you can do is wait.

  4. moviemaven says:

    Unemployment is only awarded if you have enough earnings to qualify and you lost your job through no fault of your own. You cannot quit or get fired for a job that you decide you do not like.

    Go to your state’s unemployment website to review the rules and see if there is any angle which can qualify you for benefits. You should have a chance to appeal but you will have to explain why you quit or were fired.

    In the title, you said you quit a job and in the text, you said you were fired. It has to be one or the other and the Dept. of Labor has strict rules they follow. You need to understand the guidelines and at this point, you’ll need to find another job and accrue wages. If you get laid off again after you earn enough to qualify, you can reapply later.

  5. Mary B says:

    Ugh.. I know what your going through my husband has been collecting unemployment since March. I know its going to sound dumb, but the only thing you can do now is try to find another job.