Can I get unemployment insurance if I lose one of my two jobs?

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Can I get unemployment insurance if I lose one of my two jobs?

I had 2 basically full-time jobs. One employer decided he needed to get someone during the day since I worked nights and weekends for him. On the 15th of last month, he decided to end my employment. While I still have a good income form my other job, it will be tight meeting bills without the second income. Can I file for unemployment insurance benefits?

Asked on August 28, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, New York

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MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You can certainly try to apply for unemployment benefits. The worst that can happen is it is denied based on an existing income but the issue here is you were not fired for cause so you should be able to qualify for something. Try it; see what happens. The best approach is to show you do not make enough income from the other to pay bills.


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