My question involves unemployment benefits for the state of: Missouri
My boyfriend and I work at a factory which has just started doing layoffs. He's in danger of getting laid off but he is also currently on probation (for DUI's - currently unsupervised). Yesterday he went to the probation office and his officer wasn't there but he talked to one of the other officers and he said it wouldn't be a problem especially since he's letting them know ahead of time and he likely would just have to go back to supervised but he'd have to talk to his officer. He called his officer this morning and she's leading him to believe that he won't be able to collect unemployment while he's laid off (but she also tends to be a "not so nice" lady too).
If he can't collect unemployment, he's really going to have to plead his case with the supervisors at work and if he gets laid off anyway, we are going to be in some serious finiancial trouble because pretty much everywhere here is either laying off or has a hiring freeze.
So basically, I just want to know if he is or is not allowed to draw unemployment while on probation if he's laid off (not quit or fired).