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I am currently on UI benefits and want to take a Red Cross

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I am currently on UI benefits and want to take a Red Cross class in CPR/First aid because my husband had a heart attack. This class would be aprox. 8 hours, part of the class would be on line and part would be in the class room. Would this type of class affect my UI benefits, I would have to pay for this class?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: California Employment Law
Expert:  Patrick, Esq. replied 4 years ago.
Hello and thank you for entrusting me to answer your question.

Provided that you are not somehow going to be paid for taking this class, your enrollment in it would not ordinarily cause any problem with regard to your eligibility for unemployment benefits.

In certain limited circumstances, attending full time school will impact a claimant's eligibility for benefits, but the reason for this would be that the claimant has been found to no longer be seeking full time work due to their decision to "go back to school," or no longer "able and available" to accept full time work due to their full time class schedule.

With regard to a one time 8 hour class, these bases for disqualification simply would not be a factor. Accordingly, such class would not ordinarily affect benefits in any way.

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