Currently I work as a front desk manager at a seasonal hotel. In the next few weeks, we will be closing until early April and I will have to file for unemployment benefits for the first time.
At the same time, I have recently applied for a Masters program, and I'm curious how that might affect my eligibility. It's a distance program that meets roughly one weekend a month (Fri, Sat & Sun). My understanding is that you cannot file for unemployment while in school because it will take away from your availability to work. But since this is such amount of class time, I wonder if I will still be able to receive benefits.
Does anyone have any experience with this? (I'm from Maryland if that helps)
Thank you so much for you help!
my school has no effect on unemployment.
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I recently went through something similar, but I was only working part-time and going to school either full time or part time (grad school). It took me a couple of weeks but I did get approved. I am considered ready and able to work, although I am only willing to work part-time. But I guess since that is what I worked for the last several years,it is acceptable. I have a fellow student who not only got approved for unemployment during her full-time grad school studies, but somehow convinced unemployment to pay for the tuition as well. We are both older, non-traditional age grad students so that may have something to do with it. Don't be afraid to appeal the decision if you are denied.