After the furlough announcement last week, I went and immediately applied for UI with a date back in June, thinking I could file a claim for that week...but it doesn't look like that's the case, you can't file a claim that far back, my mistake for not knowing better. Now the system is flagging me to file a claim for this week (the current week) but we don't have the furlough until the 19th...do I file a claim and just say I worked during the week or not file a claim? Ill have the same issue next week...or do I let the claim lapse and try to reactivate it the week of the furlough so I can file the weekly claim? Anyone know?
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I applied for Unemployment Comp. (UC) during the Dec 2015 Furlough. That was my one-week waiting (no pay) week.
I DID get paid for the June furlough week.
Ohio unemployment is a wreck. One week waiting period. On-line only. No office, and you can't get anyone on the phone. The automated system says the lines are too busy and then hangs up. Myself and 6 other PROFESSIONALs (one T4 manager) applied during June Furlough. Only two were successful. The rest of failed and still don't have the one week out of the way. The system is flawed and or rigged. Plus you only get a bout 450 bucks. What a scam!!!
AZ Unemployment is $240 per week MINUS any other income you have (i.e part-time job). You must apply every week, working or not, to open a claim. First week is "wait period" and you will not be paid. So basically you would apply asap, and file a claim every week so that you are covered when furloughs come up. If you do not file a weekly claim for 2 consecutive weeks, your claim is closed and you need to start over with your "wait period". You can opt for taxes to be taken from the $240 or not.
Not sure it is worth it.
Vito, how is the mood in the NJ site, expect to lose many?
In New Jersey you can collect immediately - no one week waiting period.
Copied/Pasted from work.chron.com's article called "What Is Unemployment Furlough?"
"Companies that use furloughs sometimes force workers to take multiple furloughs. The one-week waiting period only applies to the first week that the employee is not working during the first furlough. The employee does not need to wait a week to draw compensation during any subsequent furloughs if the other furloughs take place within 12 months of the first furlough. Therefore, it benefits the employee to file an unemployment claim even if the first furlough is only one week. By filing a claim, that employee ensures he will receive unemployment compensation during any subsequent furlough periods."
I applied last week for the week of June, waiting for a response. (Arizona)
You will all get furloughed 2 weeks in December or 1 week in December and 1 week in January. Merry Christmas!!
I applied in June and wished I would have had done it the previous furlough . Will see if I get benefits .
Your first week is unpaid 'waiting' week with your 'unemployment year' starting 365 days from your first layoff. Should have applied in June and get your clock started (at least in AZ, i'm not an expert in law, but googling 'arizona unemployment furlough' got me enough information...).
not sure if this is the case. I've seen other companies work deals with the EDD where they deny your claim because you are guaranteed your job back. Let's all give it a try.
Or if you were smart enough to apply in June...