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Question: I have been out on disability leave of work since July 1st from my job and was denied my claim. My Dr. has said I should not return to work, but since I have not been making income, I can't afford the rent, food, or gas to make it to my Doctors appointments. I have also been wrongfully treated by my employer and had to open a complaint and possibly a lawsuit against my supervisor. I tried to give my employer a chance to take care of it, but I was told I can't even complain because I am out on leave. If I voluntarily quit and look for part time work can I qualify for unemployment?

Answer: There are various factors used to asses an individual's elligibility for unemployment benefits, as well as factors that disqualify an individual.  The Department of Economic Security's pamphlet on unemployment benefits lists voluntarily quiting without a good reason as a reason that benefits may be denied.  Unemployment claims in Arizona are handled by the Department of Economic Security. You may find answers to whether you qualify for unemployment consult DES. Unemployment issues can be very fact specific and complicated. Thus, you may consider consulting an attorney for detailed advice.  To aapply for free or reduced fee legal services, use the Access To Justice Online Intake System (follow link) or click on the link in the "LegalLEARN" section at the top right of AZLawHelp.

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  • I have been out on disability leave of work since July 1st from my job and was denied my claim. My Dr. has said I should not return to work, but since I have not been making income, I can't afford the rent, food, or gas to make it to my Doctors appointments. I have also been wrongfully treated by my employer and had to open a complaint and possibly a lawsuit against my supervisor. I tried to give my employer a chance to take care of it, but I was told I can't even complain because I am out on leave. If I voluntarily quit and look for part time work can I qualify for unemployment?

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