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Am I allowed to apply for unemployment?

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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Hi all,

I became a US Resident in March 2011 (K-1), I was hired in June 2011 and have worked full time for that company ever since....well until this past Wednesday when my entire department was laid off. Am I allowed to apply for Unemployment? I know my husband signed something in regards to him being financially responsible for me for the next 10 yrs... so I wouldn't be allowed to apply for food stamps etc. BUT everyone I am speaking with tells me that unemployment is a bit different so I should be eligible...but they know nothing about the immigration aspect of things... I'm just not sure if it is against any of the rules or not. I don't want to mess anything up...

Thanks in advance!

**FYI I'm not sure where to post this so please move accordingly****

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Unemployment is insurance paid for by your previous company (like health insurance w/out a co-pay).

Apply immediately as they do NOT back date (at least in Texas) normally.

Regards,

dc

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NEW YORK Residents Before You Apply For Unemployment: Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What employment do I need to qualify for benefits?

A:

You must have worked and been paid wages for work in at least two calendar quarters in your base period,

AND

You must have been paid at least $1,600 in wages in one of the calendar quarters in your base period,

AND

The total wages paid to you in your base period must be one and one-half times your high quarter wages.

We use no more than $8,910 of your high quarter earnings to determine if you qualify. You must have earned at least half that amount ($4,455) in the other base period quarters.

If you qualify using the Basic base period, we use that period to establish your claim.

Read the full statement here Then file! :thumbs:

Edited by WrightFamily

USCIS

05/29/2011: Married

08/12/2011: Sent I-130 packet.

08/15/2011: NOA1, Priority Date

02/22/2012: NOA2 - Approved

02/25/2012: NOA2 - Received hard copy in mail

NVC

03/06/2012: NVC received

03/07/2012: NVC Case Number, BIN & IIN Assigned

03/08/2012: DS3032 sent by email (auto response received immediately)

03/13/2012: Re-send DS3032 by email (auto response received immediately)

03/13/2012: Received (2)Email with DS-3032 Kit and AOS Bill instructions

03/14/2012: AOS bill appears as PAID

03/16/2012: Mailed AOS package (I-864)USPS EXPRESS

03/16/2012: DS-3032 Accepted Via Beneficiary Email (Took 8 DAYS from 1st Email)

03/20/2012: IV bill invoiced & paid $404.00

03/21/2012: IV bill Payment reflecting PAID / AOS checklist received

03/30/2012: IV package DS-230 sent via USPS Priority

04/02/2012: IV package Delivered @ 11:55 am w/signature

04/12/2012: Re-Sent DS-230 Part 1 W/Photocopy of receipt from Hong Kong Police Via USPS EXPRESS

04/13/2012: DS-230 Part 1 package Delivered to NVC ATTN:DR @11:52am

04/17/2012: CASE COMPLETE (41 Days @NVC)

04/22/2012: Request Expedite

04/24/2012: Expedite Approved!(2days)

04/25/2012: Case sent to U.S. Consulate General in HONG KONG

Medical / US Consulate / POE:

04/30/2012: U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong received

05/16/2012: Interview Scheduled May 22, 2012

05/22/2012: Interview APPROVED!!!!!!

05/26/2012: Visa in Hand (9 months 11 days from NOA1)

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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Thanks everyone, I did apply and now they are questioning my right to work in USA....ugh...as if the Alien # from my green card on the initial application wasn't their first clue???? I'm sure it will work out in the end just annoying...

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