-1

I accepted a new job and submitted my offer letter. My last day at my old employer was Thursday March 12th. My start date for my new employer was set for Monday March 16. Everything with Covid-19 had begun to happen and on Friday March 13, my new employer called to tell me that at my start date would be pushed back until further notice due to COVID-19.

So here I am currently with no income. I have a pending start date with new employer but I’m not on their payroll. Am I eligible for unemployment? Can I file a claim? Can someone offer their guidance with my situation?

New contributor
Jamie is a new contributor to this site. Take care in asking for clarification, commenting, and answering. Check out our Code of Conduct.
7

You might be out of luck because you voluntarily quit your prior job, but the person you should be asking is the unemployment office for your area. Anyone on here is just giving an educated guess.

  • You'd better read their web site; most unemployment offices telephone lines are completely slammed these days. – O. Jones Mar 26 at 12:33
5

Am I eligible for unemployment? Can I file a claim? Can someone offer their guidance with my situation?

Call your state's unemployment office.

Only they can determine your eligibility.

0

Again, this is something you can only find out by calling your unemployment office. If it turns out you are not currently eligible, it might be worth finding out if your new employer can help out by hiring you, paying you for a day or so, and then laying you off for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency.

Your Answer

Jamie is a new contributor. Be nice, and check out our Code of Conduct.

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for?Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.