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    Can my sister-in-law quit a job in California to move back to Kentucky to be with family, and draw unemployment benefits?
    Last edited by Viktorius; 08-05-2007, 07:53 PM.

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    You can only get unemployment benefits if you are fired or laid off - not if you decide to quit on your own.
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    • #3
      On this webpage, http://www.oet.ky.gov/des/faq/faq.asp#ui_faq I found this:

      Q Can a person draw UI if they quit?
      A Assuming the claimant has sufficient wage credits to establish a claim, he
      or she may be qualified to receive benefits if they voluntarily left their
      employment with good cause attributable to the employment and there
      are no other eligibility issues present.

      What could be considered "good cause attributabel to the employment"?

      Her parents are ill and she is needed in KY

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      • #4
        That would include such things as the hours or conditions of work changing significantly from the time the person was hired. Or the work it self changed significantly. Or the number of hours was dropped significantly.

        Leaving work for personal reasons (such as a sick mother) regardless of how necessary, does not generally fall undering Unemployment in most states.

        I'm not familiar with CA of KY so I'll let others with more knowledge reply to that.
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        • #5
          That is not attributable to her employment. Her employers did not make her parents ill.
          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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