Before covid I was working at two places. One place let me go because I was no longer needed but offered me a job when covid settles down. The other place I had to limit my availability(due to transportation). I am collecting underemployment through PUA. Do I still qualify for underemployment because I lost a job because of covid or since I was let go/fired do I not qualify anymore. Do I qualify?

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    Depends on location, so you have to apply.
    – Solar Mike
    Jun 11 '20 at 19:07
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    Please add a location tag, there is no way for us to tell you whether you qualify for an unknown benefit in an unknown country.
    – nvoigt
    Jun 11 '20 at 19:29
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    What Very Bad thing did you do to get fired? I feel like you're leaving something out. Stealing? Sleeping on the job? Sexual harassment? Failing to show up for work? Not having transportation isn't cause for firing. Jun 11 '20 at 19:56
  • @Harper-ReinstateMonica Isn't not having transportation essentially the same thing as not showing up to work? You just know it's going to happen ahead of time.
    – BSMP
    Jun 12 '20 at 3:28
  • Not necessarily. I.e. - I live in Poland. If I would work in germany, Poland effectively closing the border would mean a loss of transportation. Let me say this happened WITHOUT serious replanning and I know of doctors that got special dispensation and escort to the border to go back to their job on the german side.
    – TomTom
    Jun 12 '20 at 10:52

Depending on your state/province/country...

You do qualify for unemployment if your job was eliminated through no fault of your own, your hours were cut under a certain threshold, you were terminated for other causes (e.g. bad job fit), or you're furloughed for a certain time period (you don't get paid, but you keep your benefits).

You do not qualify for unemployment (or in this case, underemployment) assistance if you engage in gross misconduct, such as theft, intoxication, assault, breaching trust, embezzlement, etc. Quitting a job also will disqualify you from unemployment.

IMHO, Job #1 let you go because you weren't needed, and Job #2 let you go because the job wasn't a good fit (transportation issues), so you should still qualify for underemployment assistance.

Your DUA (department of unemployment assistance) will help you if you have questions.

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    Also: Covid is a special case. Certification of slow business DUE TO it may change the situation and allow addiitonal aid programs, depending on judisduction (which the poster is absurdly light on).
    – TomTom
    Jun 12 '20 at 10:51

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