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    Does anyone know about getting unemployment to be able to take care of a child whose has just been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I have exhaysted all my vacation time. My child's A1C is 10.8 and since I work full time it has been difficult to get that lower. The target is 7. Even if i am able to get it temporarily to try and stabilize his BS. Anything right now will help so I can focus on the health of my child without worrying how I'm going to pay all my bills.

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    I'm sorry but unemployment ins. is for persons who are *unemployed* through no fault of their own (but are available for work and are actively seeking paying jobs).
    Last edited by Betty3; 08-13-2008, 11:49 AM. Reason: meant to say unemployment ins. -not employment ins.
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      I'm not sure how being off work stablizes your child's BS but no, you can't get unemployment in order to take care of a child.

      If you otherwise qualify, and the doctor certifies that you are for some reason needed to care for the child, you can take FMLA which is unpaid leave from your employer for a maximum of 12 weeks. It may be unapid but at least it maintains your benefits and job while you are off.
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