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  • FL: Partial Unemployment? Do I Qualify? Florida

    I work a Post Office as a Rural Carrier Associate aka a sub. I had my own auxiliary route but due to low mail volume they dispersed it to the regular rural carrier's routes. So now I am only getting work on Saturdays totaling 8 hours a week. I was getting 25-30 hours before this happened, Am I intitled to partial unemployment? When I was hired I was only guaranteed one day of work a week so I didnt know if this meant I could not collect unemployment now? Thanks for the help!
    Last edited by David12010860; 07-14-2009, 02:33 PM.

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    Only the state can tell you, but you should always file. You have nothing to lose by filing. If you had been working the 25-30 hours for a while, I would think you'd have a better chance.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Pattymd View Post
      Only the state can tell you, but you should always file. You have nothing to lose by filing. If you had been working the 25-30 hours for a while, I would think you'd have a better chance.
      I have been working the route for a little over a year now. Do you think thats long enough? Im only 22 and am in school full time to get a better job because the post office isnt looking like a good choice anymore. I could use the extra money until I find another part time job. Thanks

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      • #4
        All I can say is file.
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        • #5
          David, no one here works for the Florida UI office and we don't know how much you have in the way of contributions. We can't begin to guess if it's enough. All we can tell you to do is file.
          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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          • #6
            Originally posted by Pattymd View Post
            All I can say is file.
            One more thing. Im still working my 25-30 hour week until friday. Starting Saturday will be the start of the 1 day work week. Should I wait to file or start filing now?

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            • #7
              You have to wait. Plus, there is a one-week waiting period after you file the initial claim before you could actually receive benefits.
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              • #8
                ok when do you recommend I file. Sorry for the 20 questions. Ive just never done this before!

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                • #9
                  The Monday after your hours change.
                  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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                  • #10
                    You noted you are currently in school full time to get a better job. In most (if not all states), you have to be ready, willing & able to accept work offered. If you spend too much time in school that could interfer with your job search or the hrs. you can work. However, you can certainly go ahead & apply & see what the state decides.
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