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Thanks for your follow up here.You can wait a couple of weeks but your wages on file eventually deteriorate .It goes by quarters.A couple of weeks here will not matter but I would not delay this too much.Once you have completed your planned trip you would want to file.That way you are still eligible but your trip does not cause you problems.You don't want to be caught here out of town and risk denial of benefits.As long as you don't wait too long there will not be problems.Good luck with the trip and locating another job here.
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You have a good plan not to interrupt your trip and file upon your return here.
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This should not be a problem here but I just wanted you to understand that you don't want to wait too long because your
UI benefits are based on wages on file and eventually your wages would disappear, this works by work quarters.You can contact them and give them a for instance--tell them you may not be laid off until end of July and see if that is a problem.I do not have access to the wage history.But a short terms delay here should not affect you.
Here is reference.
Here is contact information.Here since you haven't filed you can contact and ask them, verify that there is no effect on you by delaying..
Unemployment claim status, general eligibility,benefit checks, claim issues/adjudication617-626-6800877-626-6800
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Let me add here that you have to be available for work here.If you are out of state you can have eligibility problems if they find out.People do it all the time but there is risk here, just wanted you to know.
MA words it like this.
Unemployment Insurance is a temporary income protection program for workers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own but are able to work, available for work and looking for work.