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Can military spouses use federal unemployment benefits during a PCS move?

My husband came down on orders to Ft. Hood TX. I know that I will be unemployed for awhile during this PCS move. I plan on working right up to when my husband and I go on leave. I just scared of not having a paycheck...let alone the job sercurity that I will be giving up. Please anyone who can help....I'll be forever greatful!!!

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  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Anyone can use file for unemployment benefits. The reason you quit your job will be what is in question and since you are moving due to a PCS move you do qualify. You can apply online. Do a search for TWC, the Texas workforce commission. It's very user easy. Have fun in Ft. Hood, there's a lot to do there, my sister is with the First Cavalry and she loves it there. Welcome to TEXAS!

  • 1 decade ago

    As soon as you get to Ft. Hood go down to the unemployment office and get signed up. There may be a waiting period before your benefit checks start to arrive so the sooner you get your app's filed the better. I don't think you'll have a problem getting approved as long as you can show a copy of his PCS orders.

    Good luck!

  • sfcjcl
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Yes, I believe you can. Check with the Unemployment Office at your current duty station and again at Fort Hood.

  • 1 decade ago

    Contact the base for spose support in finding a job near the base..

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    You no longer live in TX, so you can't claim anything in TX. You can submit a claim to Alaska.

  • 1 decade ago

    My wife did when we moved from California to Washington, DC.

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