Hello. Thank you for submitting your question and allowing me to assist you.
I can understand your frustration. I do not know what state you are located in, which can affect the requirements but generally Monetarily Ineligible means as you guessed that you did not work long enough or make enough money to qualify for unemployment. Also, if you quit the second job that could have an impact.
I recommend that you call the investigator on your case. Explain that you though you were suppose to look for work so that is what you did -- got another job after the job you were fired from. Ask her to explain why you can not get a charge back charged to the first job.
Also, ask them to tell you when the base year period starts and exactly when you can file again. This does not mean you are completely out of luck -- just that you don't qualify right now.
Also, you can appeal the decision. You should go to the company that you worked for and ask them to give you a printout of the wages
earned. If you deposited the checks at your bank you can get copies of the checks at your bank to show your wages. That may be sufficient to prove the a wages earned in the base period.
I wish I could help you come up with a magic formula to get your unemployment. I think you best option is to call the investigator or help line or go online to the unemployment office for your state. They can provide the information or it should be online.
Best of luck. I hope things pick up for you soon. Please let me know if you have other questions. Please remember to click on ACCEPT so I will be paid for my work in responding to you.