Can my unemployment benetfits be cut off because I left the state?
April 9, 2009 9:35 AM Subscribe
I know you can search for work in other states while collecting unemployment, but I'm fearful of having my benefits cut because I left before informing the Unemployment Office. Can they cut my benefits?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (4 answers total)
I received unemployment benefits from Nevada. They have never contacted me for anything, except a brief call to verify my identity before they approved me. Over the past months I have been unsuccessful in finding work in Nevada or California, so I finally accepted an offer from friends on the East coast to move in with them and look for work there, as my networking opportunities are higher in my hometown.
The problem: I never spoke to anyone at the Nevada unemployment office before leaving because I could never get through to them- they are overwhelmed with clients these days so their lines are busy or you are caller #72. Can they cut off my benefits for this? What should I do to avoid that happening?