If I refuse my job back during the covid-19 pandemic, will I lose my unemployment benefits ? ?
Hi. I was laid off due to the coronavirus . Now my boss called me and told me he could pay me 40 hrs a week & not actually work . But I already applied for unemployment benefits & I am receiving the additional $600 per week. If I refuse my boss’ offer, will I lose my unemployment benefits ? I’m located in NYC. Can I technically refuse the job because of the coronavirus pandemic that is still going on ?
- Nekkid Truth!Lv 79 months agoFavorite Answer
If you refuse the job, you lose your benefits
- 9 months ago
You will need to show EDD that you have "Good Cause" for not accepting work. For example if you have contracted the virus or you are taking care of a loved one who is ill then you "might" be able to qualify.
- STEVEN FLv 79 months ago
If you refuse to work, you are unemployed BY CHOICE, and don't qualify for unemployment. If you are offered FULL PAY for NOT working, you can't even claim returning to work puts you at risk.
You are a MOOCH and merely asking this question SHOULD get you disqualified AND fired.
- Anonymous9 months ago
While getting unemployment benefits, you need to actively be looking for a job. You were given a job opportunity which means you probably will lose your benefits if you refuse to go to work.
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- FoofaLv 79 months ago
One hopes. Anyone not accepting free money to stay on the payroll just because they're getting a little more from UI doesn't deserve UI. Grow up.
- SlickterpLv 79 months ago
Yes, of course you will. Unemployment is not for those who are voluntarily unemployed.