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Unemployment Question

If you QUIT your job, can you collect unemployment in California???

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:10 PM on Aug. 14, 2010 in Money & Work

Answers (9)
  • Every state is different. U will have to check with your local office to see for sure. But i don't think you can collect if you quit.

    Answer by EttaMay at 12:12 PM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • If you voluntarily leave a job, I didn't think you could collect unemployment.

    Answer by WoodWitch at 12:12 PM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • NO you cannot, in ANY state! IF that were the case, then people would be quitting left and right, and sitting back and collecting!!! You have to be laid off without fault! If you are fired, you cannot collect either, so don;t go trying to get yourself fired. The U/E office WILL check with your employer to see if your story lines up! :o)

    Answer by LoriKeet at 12:13 PM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • It really depends on the circumstances of why you quit and your states laws and regulations. In my state (Georgia), it is possible to quit your job and collect unemployment, however, it is VERY rare.


    Answer by JeremysMom at 12:18 PM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • No you cannot. You would have to have a very good reason why you quit. You can get UI from being fired, even if it's your fault. It may depend on the state and the situation. I have known people who stole from an employer and were fired and still recieve unemployment.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 12:19 PM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • In some cases you can collect if you were fired. It just pends on the circumstances. However you can NEVER collect if you just quit of your own free will.

    Answer by SAHMinIL2 at 12:28 PM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • You can't collect unemployment if you quit. If you were forced into resigning, you may be able to argue that point with the state unemployment board, but you will have to have proof.

    Answer by Scuba at 12:34 PM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • Every state has different rules for unemployment.

    Answer by queen.bee at 1:22 PM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • If you quit your job, you cannot get unemployment compensation.
    Find a job in California that will pay your relocation expenses.

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:50 PM on Aug. 14, 2010

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