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Benefits for women in Ontario

Im unemployed i apply for a jobs but not luckly call for an interview yet. I will be separating soon with my husband . I lived in Eastern Ontario near Renfrew. Not much jobs around here i wanted to-...
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Can I collect unemployment as an S-Corp owner and sole employee?

I am the sole owner of an S-Corp. I contract out my time at an hourly rate, and pay myself a representative salary. I pay into state (Illinois) and federal unemployment each year. My contract has ...
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Can I collect unemployment in this situation?

I was employed (W-2) on a contract for almost 2 years and the the contract ended. Then I took a job 2 weeks after the contract ended which did not work out for me after being there for a very short ...
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Short term life insurance between jobs?

I am about to switch jobs, and starting this coming Friday, I'll have about 6 weeks between jobs, but I don't want to have any gap in my life insurance coverage as I am the sole earner in my family ...
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Should I file my taxes? No income, unemployed, but paid 2k in student loan interest

This question is hypothetical. I was unemployed for the entire year of 2018 and had no income. I lived with a parent and had enough savings from a previous job to pay for myself and make all of my ...
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Can my grandfather receive money in the state of Wisconsin if he's unemployed?

Please read entire post before answering. Hello! My grandfather has lived here in the U.S for the past eight years. He immigrated here in 2010 and does have a green card (no citizenship). He also has ...
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Unemployment eligibility for U.S. citizen working overseas for California based company

I received word I will be getting laid off at the end of the year. I currently work overseas for a California based company. I am a U.S. citizen and will be returning to CA (my home state) due to ...
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HSA unemployement lump sum

What are IRS rules regarding employment termination and employee pre-tax lump sum contribution to HSA account? i.e. Jan 2019, Feb 2019 employee contributes 100 a week for total of $800 in HSA. ...
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Is it ok to withdraw from 403b and 401a while collecting unemployment?

Do I need to claim it as earned income and chance not getting unemployment benefits for that week. The choices says retirement 401k but not 401A or 403B. Plus its not earned income. I withdrew early ...
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Can a jobless person get a home equity loan if he has other sources of income such as stock dividends?

Suppose a jobless person has a fully paid property. He wants to take out a home equity loan. Will the bank reject his loan application due to his lack of salary income as a jobless person? This person ...
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I'm unemployed. Should I pay off my credit cards to avoid monthly payments?

I'm unemployed and on a tight budget with 6 months of savings. Should I pay off my credit cards to avoid monthly payments even if it reduces half of my savings? Is there a risk of the bank reducing my ...
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Does cashing out 401k interfere in unemployment

If I cash in my 401k do I have to log that as earned income on my weekly unemployment filing in Arizona. I had no choice since $160 per week does not pay my bills. I used it to pay off my car and a ...
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Can I deduct on my IRS 2015 amended form 1040X return the tax loss from foregoing Massachusetts unemployment compensation?

Today, June 12 2017, I was told by the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Insurance that I could not reopen a prior unemployment claim which I turned down in January 2015 arising from an ...
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Financial Security for a Starting Family

Today I have gotten into an argument with my fiancee and I want to hear everyone's opinion on this. I received a call today from a company that I consider to be my dream company. They are a big ...
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In the next year I plan to live primarily off a saved bulk sum of money. What are my options for investing it while keeping it fairly accessible?

I'm leaving my job soon to spend the next year career switching / experimenting / travelling etc. - being generally self-unemployed. I am planning to do odd jobs now and then, as well try some ...
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options for Healthcare and benefits for recently graduated PhD who is short-term unemployed?

I recently (2015) graduated from a PhD program in a very employable science/engineering major from a top three university in the United States. Due to some health and motivational issues (ones that ...
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As a full time but non salary employee am I entitled to unemployment?

I've been working at my current job for about a year and a half. I work and average of about 40 hours a week ( some weeks more and some weeks less ). I got payed on W2, but have no insurance, benefits,...
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ACA subsidy while unemployed

Suppose you currently have health insurance from your state's marketplace, and you have enough income that you are not eligible for any subsidy. Now suppose you lose your job and begin collecting ...
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Lost job a week before closing with a mortgage. Options?

I unexpectedly lost my job a week away from closing on a condominium with a mortgage. I wasn't worried… until I realized that the mortgage is conditional on my creditworthiness remaining the same. ...
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Why am I not entitled to keep the money given to me by the Government in error?

unemployment insurance made a mistake by giving me money that I wasn't entitled in the first place and I didn't know till recently they with held my state tax, I went to department of labor in my city,...
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What Percentage of my Income do I Have to Pay in Employment Insurance (EI) Deductions?

I am from Calgary, Alberta, and I am wondering how much % of my hourly wage will be paid to my EI (employment insurance). Is the percent rate different for every worker, if not, what is the fixed ...
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Effects of past unemployment on mortgage refinance

I have gone through all the steps of a home refinance process, including an appraisal, and am waiting for a final decision. Just a few days ago, the loan officer processing my application asked me ...
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“Top down” and “bottom-up approach” [closed]

Can anyone please explain me what the following sentence means? "Top down approach needed when bottom-up approach of markets leads to periods of high unemployment" I was trying to look up for the ...
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Can I claim UI benefits in NY if I moved few months ago?

I started working in NY state in December '13, and for various reasons I'm currently unemployed. Can I still claim unemployment benefits, or 4 months are not enough for it?
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Can a 1099 consultant receive unemployment benefits (EDD) after termination from a separate full time job?

My wife, on occasion, is called upon to consult at a former employer, which had been after hours with-respect-to her normal 9 to 5 job. She was laid-off from her 9-5 job, however, she still gets ...
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How will the New credit reporting rules affect people who are already struggling financially?

With the new credit reporting rules in place in Australia and the implications of having a black mark against your file for just being 5 days late in making a payment, whether it be credit card or ...
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401k early withdrawal impact on unemployment benefits

I'm helping my SO plan for the worst since being laid off from work two weeks ago. The unemployment office's (Illinois) documentation has lots of convoluted language that among other things seems to ...
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When determining the size of one's emergency fund, do you also count hypothetical unemployment benefits?

Most sources say to have about 6-12 months of living expenses saved up in the event of a job loss. Is it wise to add the 6 months worth of unemployment benefits to the total of cash you have saved up? ...
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If I get laid off after moving to a new state, will I be eligible for unemployment benefits from my old state?

I have worked in Pennslylvania for the past 5 years, but I'm moving to Florida. If I get laid off, will I be eligible for PA unemployment benefits?
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Health Insurance and Disability Question

Country: United States; State: TX Tax Info: Filing separately Spouse: Employed (client-based business); Me: Self-Employed and work for a corporation. My spouse recently had a medical issue that will ...
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Applying for Unemployment Benefits with some complications

I'm currently a student at Cornell University, where I pay for a monthly rent of about 780 dollars per month. I need a little more money to keep up my payments, but a job is simply not an option with ...
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How does unemployment insurance work?

I hear people on the radio going on about emergency funds to cover job loss, and I'm wondering how unemployment insurance factors into this. I've never applied for UI, let alone received it, and I'm ...
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Belated unemployment benefits: Is it possible to apply after a year out of work?

I was laid off last year in May but never bothered to apply for unemployment benefits then because I have a Green Card (permanent resident) and presumed the benefits are only applicable for US ...
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Does unemployment count as income for a mortgage?

My wife and are hoping to buy a house this summer once she gets her 'grown-up' job, but I am on unemployment and we are concerned that it will not count as income when applying for a mortgage. It is ...
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Does unemployment compensation count as AGI?

Does unemployment compensation count as part of your Annual Gross Income? (This is related to my other question about writing off getting braces on my taxes)
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What economic growth rate is required to halve U.S. unemployment?

I've just completed a consulting project in South Africa looking at various economic inputs required to reduce their 25-35% level of unemployment. It is estimated that for every 1% of new jobs ...
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What to do when institutions stopped lending you money?

I know the question seems confusing, but this is a real life event. My friend lived beyond his means for a few years, combined with half year of unemployment his Credit Card Debt went to the roof. ...
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On Canadian Employment Insurance (EI) do you have to wait 2 weeks for benefits due to a surgery?

I have to go on Employment Insurance (EI) because I am having surgery and was wondering if I still have to wait the 2 week waiting period they make you wait until you can receive benefits or do they ...
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Can I get a mobile phone contract if I am unemployed?

Can I get a mobile phone contract if I am unemployed?
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Homeowners: How can you protect yourself from a financial worst-case scenario?

Say your a home-owner, a first time buyer. You've just got your first flat and your about 1 year into your 25 year mortgage. Suddenly, something goes wrong with your job, and your made redundant (...