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What to choose if option for my separation from work isn't available filing for unemployment?

Asked by chelle21689 (5182 points ) 1 month ago

I’m trying to file for unemployment and I’m on the part asking why I was separated. I was laid off due to my position being eliminated, but here were the options:
Disciplinary Layoff (I wasn’t disciplined…so I don’t want to put that)
Lack of work
Leave of Absence
Mutual Agreement
Quit
Retirement
Still Employed
Strike/Lockout (Labor dispute)
Voluntary separation/buy out
Wrong employer/plant

Which do I choose??? Thanks. I’ve never filed before.

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10 Answers

Dan_Lyons's avatar

“I was laid off due to my position being eliminated” = Lack of Work

P.S. You are allowed to ask the unemployment person.

chelle21689's avatar

I hate calling and waiting, don’t feel like going through that crap. Thanks.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I’m guessing Lack of Work too but it might well be worth your time and money to check with the unemployment office.

chelle21689's avatar

Okay.. calling lol _ been on hold

GloPro's avatar

They will call you for your eligibility interview. Just say laid off because position was eliminated when they call.

Hang up the phone. It doesn’t matter what you put as long as you don’t put voluntary or quit.

Yetanotheruser's avatar

It’s definitely lack of work. I had a very similar situation a few years back, and it worked. The only thing would be if the employer had an opening in another position for which you would qualify.

chelle21689's avatar

Thanks! I called the office and I was on hold forever and then told that there was a high volume of calls by a machine and to make a phone appt. I did and then it said there was no openings…whoopee!!

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@chelle21689 Is that the toll free number for filing claims. I have much better luck calling my local Dept of Labor office. Usually I just a recorded message saying they don’t take calls, but if I leave a message they’re very good about getting back to me.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Lack of work. When the unemployment folks approved my claim, that’s what they termed it.

wildpotato's avatar

Lack of work. I was laid off my job due to the position being eliminated a few years ago, and that was the one.

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