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My wife was laid of in October of 2016. She worked for the same company for over 20 years. Because she was caring for two elderly relatives, until they passed on, she didn't work. She now wants to begin her job search. Can she apply for unemployment? (I believe that if she had applied immediately upon termination, she would have received more than one year's compensation).
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She can try. Unemployment will be granted if she was:

-fired but through no fault of her own;

-laid off due to budget cuts, etc, or

-quit, but had to quit because of a hostile work environment.

You say that she was laid off. If so, and through no fault of her own, she should qualify for unemployment.

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