My question involves unemployment benefits for the state of New York.
I left my job due to spousal employment in another state. My wife received her offer in January, I left my job 7 days after her offer, then she began her new job 10 days after her offer.
"You quit your job without good cause."
"...There is insufficient evidence to indicate that a definite offer of employment was in place for your spouse prior to your voluntary leaving of employment. Quitting without a bona fide offer of employment is without good cause for the purpose of UI benefits."
- How did they determine whether a bona fide offer was in place? I listed her new employer and specific dates on my application. What kind of communication happened between NYS and her new employer?
- My spouse interviewed throughout all of January for the position (which she took).
- I now live on the west coast which makes my attendance at a hearing expensive and difficult.
- Will I eventually be eligible for benefits? My denial letter says "no unemployment insurance benefits will be paid to you for the period beginning 02/xx/2012 until you have subsequently worked for an employer and earned at least 5 times your weekly benefit rate."(emphasis mine). What does that statement mean?
- Is my denial worth appealing?
Note: per NYS, in Section 1645, Number 9 "Quitting a job to move with a spouse who voluntarily relocates to accept new employment in a different locality is with good cause. (A.B. 394,536; A-750-2023)"http://www.labor.state.ny.us/ui/aso/..._1600.htm#1645
Thank you in advance for your help!
Mr. Disappointed in the System