Hi all --
Just stumbled across this forum and am hoping it can provide some clarity for my partner's situation. He is enrolled in a master's program, and has been trying to navigate the unemployment system after getting terminated in December. Prior to that, he had been employed part time continuously since September, 2015. He changed jobs in October 2016 and was terminated in December. (The jobs that theoretically qualify him for UI were not with his university, if that's relevant.)
The DUA asked him to document his full-time student status, telling him it was a requirement for eligibility. They then seem to have denied his claim because he is a full time student and has not demonstrated a history of full-time employment while attending school.
This is all very confusing, since he is applying for UI based on a history of part time work, and has been applying continuously for part time work for months now, and the section of the law they cite speaks broadly about availability to work and says nothing about student status.
Can anyone point me toward any sort of useful reference that might apply here?
Thanks in advance!