I need to know how often one can file a NEW CLAIM for regular Unemployment Insurance in Texas. I got regular benefits last year beginning in April for a job I was fired from in Feb. They appealed, I won. I got a new job 9/28/11 and worked til 11/30/11 as it was too hard of a job. It was mutual agreement. On 1/4 12 I got a job, it lasted 8 days because an MD there was totally unprofessional (I've already asked about suing him) and made them fire me because we butted heads at the job I lost in Feb. 2011. So I worked 1/4/12 to 1/13/12, reapplied and got the rest (3 weeks) of my regular benefits then went on emergency benefits. THEN I started at a new hopsice 4/13, lasted 2 weeks 1 day.....it was a start up operationa nd te woman bit off more than she can chew I think, I was fired for "baking cookies"-just don't even ask,,,,but today I get a letter from TWC saying they cannot pay me EUC because i may be able to qualify for regular unemployment insurance and to apply. Won't let me on line so I will have to call. Says NOTHING about the employer saying anything......am I eligible for a brand new regular claim? Thank you,Kris (I am on the one month trial plan so I will click I will pay but I WILL NOT I can not log on the system.....using exactly what I had written down,,,,it keeps telling me I am wrong so please adjust that I will not pay)
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QUESTION: "...am I eligible for a brand new regular claim?"
ANSWER: Yes. I offer my remarks as a Texas lawyer with unemployment law experience. First of all, please allow me to say that I am genuinely sorry for this whole mess and all your have endured. But, to answer your direct question, nothing in what you have related prohibits you from applying for benefits and submitting a claim...period. As to any frustrations encountered with the Texas Workforce Commission (i.e. having to call rather than use the online system), all I can say is I have been there myself and it is a pain, no arguments here. But, in terms of the law, you are free to proceed and I for one hope you prevail.
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