My question involves unemployment benefits for the state of: North Carolina
My wife and I were working full time, my wife fell seriously ill. Basically it could have killed her, she was under home health care and we went to emergency room several times, all admitted. I worked 12 hour night shifts and would then come home to cook my wife breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Also small snacks in between meals. All this to keep her energy up and keep her from getting worse. She could barely get up to use the bathroom which was only 3 feet from the bed, this is why I had to do all this. Anyway I was only getting 3-4 hours of sleep a day before going back to work, not straight sleep, always broken 3-4 hours. I did this for about 2 months, then she starting getting worse because i couldn't provide for her better. Now my job was a dangerous job especially when sleepy, lets just say I wear a bullet proof vest and a gun to work every night.
I took all my vacation and sick time available which was about a month total. I did this to focus more on her. After the month was up she was still on the edge, I quit my job and stayed with her. After about another 2 weeks she started showing great improvement.
Well she is back to work and is not as strong as she was but getting better everyday. Now we have burned through all of our savings and I can not find work anywhere, even tried the hotel down the street from me. I guess this is where my question comes in. Can I draw unemployment under these circumstances?
I was told I was uneligible for FMLA because I had not worked there for a year.