Is anyone forced to quit their job due to covid?

Not really parent-related but wanted to see if anyone else has tried and applied. Is anyone forced to quit their job because of their children not going back to school? Did you file for the pandemic unemployment? If so, was it accepted? My son’s school isn’t going back this year and doing virtual learning, so I am going to have to quit my job to stay home with him, and I know you can qualify for the PUA unemployment if you needed to do so due to this virus. I am just not sure how this works as I have never had to do it before.

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quitting due to lack of childcare does not make you eligible for any IDES benefits.

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This is a problem for alot of parents :frowning:

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My husband had to quit his job due to covid because they kept cutting his hours. He applied and they denied him because he made the decision to leave. He was told only if he was to be laid off/or fired is when he would qualify.

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You shouldve done paid family leave. They shouldve offered it to you actually

Not yet but give it a few more weeks. A lot will have too.

In California the unemployment weeks are extended. I quit my job due to covid back in April and I am still getting my unemployment as well as after my claim expires I can still get an additional 20 weeks. And you can use covid19 as an excuse as qell

Pandemic Unemployment (extra federal money) expired in July. Right now all you can receive is your state unemployment amount. Quitting makes you ineligible for unemployment.

Look into the FFRCA before you quit. It qualifies you for up to 10 weeks of 2/3rds pay if you have to stay home to educate your children.

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I’m very surprised of how many people are not aware of their rights during this pandemic. Employers were supposed to have a flyer posted so employees know their rights. The CARES Act in in effect until 12/31/20 and part is, if schools are closed due to Covid they are eligible for up to 10 weeks of their gross salary if they must stay home due to Covid 2/3 of your gross salary is required to be paid. There must be less than 500 employees and more than 25. Go to https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employee-paid-leave

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I don’t have a ton of advice here but I did the same thing. I quit my job to supervise virtual learning because it would have cost us almost $450/month to send her to a daycare that offers virtual learning assistance and we just don’t have an extra $450 a month to do that. Hang in there momma!

Not having child care also kids not being able to go to school is considered child care, does qualify you for the Pua. Feel free to message me if you have any questions I can help.

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As far as I know you can only file for unemployment if you LOSE your job, not if you quit. I qualified because everyone in my company was let go.

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See I’m lost here I live with my grandparents I work at a chicken plant and idk if we are doing remote learning or two days a week… my husband is leaving and going to bootcamp so it’s just me I wanna quit my job to stay with my son and do the virtual learning but idk what’s best. I pay 179 a month for one child for daycare

Mary Coles we can probably qualify

As of right now the extra pua is no longer being sent out, just normal unemployment until they agree on terms of heals bill

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Not if you quit only if laid off

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In the same situation! I was thinking of going part time, so only on weekend I can work since my parents can watch then and seeing if that helped me qualify for UE since I had to take reduced hours. I’m so stressed about all this, I’ve always worked

No, it won’t qualify. They will tell you to search for work with different hours. That is what happened to someone I know in the spring.

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I know someone that quit due to being scared of pandemic and they qualified!

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