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    Okay, guys - I'm in a unique situation and hope somewhere here can help me out. I was terminated while on vacation visiting my family in the Philippines. I had very little money to even do the visit to begin with. Long story, but try to cut it short. I got sick while on vacation here, I had 2 more weeks vacation, I filed for it, it was denied and my company terminated me.

    So my question is, "is" it possible for me to file for unemployment benefits, while abroad? I would have better financial capacity just staying here in the Philippines, as if I go back to the states, i've already lost my car, my apartment, etc. yeah... I'd have to move in with my family in Alabama

    And they live to far away from any major city hubs, I'd be lucky to get minimum wage. If I stay here, once work visa is authoritzed I can make at least $1000-1500 a month being an american. But, i'm going to need the unemployment to carry on my family, until i can get the visa authorized, and find a company, here.

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    As part of your eligibilty for unemployment, you will be required to make at least x number of attempts at a job search per week (x varies by state - in my state it's three). To receive unemployment, you must be able to work, actively looking for work, and available to accept work if offered. Whether or not the state of Alabama will consider your looking for work in the Philipines as acceptable, or, alternately, whether or not you can be considered to be available for work in Alabama when you are physically in the Philipines, is something only the state can tell you.
    The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.


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