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my FMLA ran out in august my doctor released me oct

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my FMLA ran out in august my doctor released me oct 5 my empolyer tried to acommdate me job but I didnt have experience on the computers and being a trailer mechanic I got let go oct 28  can  I  still    file  or  get   unempoylment    benefits

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You will be eligible to receive benefits provided that you have received enough wages during the base period to establish a claim (either $1300 in one quarter of your "base period," or at least $900 in your highest quarter and total base period earnings of 1.25 times your high quarter earnings), you are physically able and available to immediately accept work, actively seeking work, and unemployed through no fault of your own. Obviously, if you were terminated as a result of your inability to continue physically performing your job, this would qualify as not fault of your own.


Assuming that you meet the other requirements for UE eligibility you should qualify. For information on how to file for benefits, visit this link:


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