Many states are flexible with the requirements about whether separation was indeed “involuntary” or not. Still, the fact remains that a voluntary quit is disqualifying or a basis for a challenge. Due to the overwhelming number of applications, many employees are finding it difficult to get claims filed and started.
The UI cash payment is only a temporary partial replacement. An employee should continue working as they may still be covered under the company health care plan, pension (if available), and continue to accumulate wage payments to qualify for Medicare, future unemployment compensation, and Social Security.