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Relocating to Texas won't harm your chances to draw unemployment if you were entitled to draw it in Oregon. The states work together on these issues.
If your question has been answered then I'd offer my best wishes to you and ask that you please not forget to leave a Positive Rating so I receive credit for my work.
Of course, please feel free to ask any follow up questions in this thread. I want to be sure that all of your questions are answered. In addition, once you issue your Positive Rating the question will lock open and no longer time out so you can come back to it anytime in the future if you think of any follow ups.
All states look down on quitting but it has nothing to do with relocating. The Texas rules and the Oregon rules are the same as to these issues.
I do know Texas laws. As I said, you don't lose unemployment just for relocating.
You asked if you were penalized for relocating and you are not.
If you are denied in Texas, then you would be denied in Oregon. You are in no way penalized for relocating.
In addition, you can apply in WAshington itself and have the money deposited into your bank account.
The Washington state website says:
Q. How do I file a claim if I have moved or am going to move out of Washington state?A. If you worked in Washington state, you may choose to file a new claim online or by calling the claims center. You can do this either before or after you move.
If you worked in Washington and another state(s) in the past two years, you might have a better claim if you apply for a new claim against Washington and combine your wages from the other state(s). If so, you must call the claims center to file this type of claim. You may not use the online application to file a combined wage claim. You must have wages in Washington in order to file a combined wage claim against Washington.
If you collect unemployment benefits from Washington, you must register for work in the new state. Go online tofind the nearest local employment office or check the government pages of your local telephone directory.
After you move, file a change of address.
If you have specific questions, call the claims center.
I'm going offline but if you can explain to me what your purpose of quitting and moving is them maybe I can help you to phrase it.
I would ask you to issue your positive rating since I ddd answer your initial question(s) and these are actually additional questions. I certainly don't mind assisting but I do need for you to issue Positive Rating so I get credit.
I'm going to opt out.
New Expert here.
"You may be eligible for benefits if you quit for one of the reasons listed below
Quit to move with your spouse when the move is not part of a qualifying military permanent change of station (PCS). You may be eligible for benefits but you will be disqualified for 6 to 25 weeks, depending on the situation. Your maximum benefit amount is also reduced by the number of disqualified weeks."
You are correct, Texas will penalize you for quitting to relocate to stay with your spouse. But you are eligible to collect unemployment under Texas law, so I think you will win your appeal.
I hope this information is helpful.