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Age And Unemployment Benefits
« on: May 24, 2017, 12:12:41 AM »
I have a friend who is losing her employment because her company is going out of business, here in Virginia.
A major grocery chain that she has worked at for over twenty-five years.

My friend is in her 70's and will probably find it impossible to find employment .. due to her age after her store closes.
(The 'unspoken', "Too old" problem that a lot of senior citizens encounter)

My friend would like to collect unemployment but at the same time prepare to move into retirement.

Most states require that you actively seek employment when collecting benefits 'If' you are able bodied and are willing to take a job.
At 77 years of age my friend just doesn't have the energy to go through the job market anymore.

My question: Should my friend forget about applying for unemployment benefits or to put it another way ... would they turn her down anyway for not being "able bodied" due to age?

She is not looking for a handout, just help for the short term as she adjusts to never working again after all these years.
(In other words, she is going to take a really big hit on her financial situation)

I can't find any information on UE benefits and age on the Virginia sites!

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Re: Age And Unemployment Benefits
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2017, 05:03:25 PM »
I wish I knew something, or someone who could help her.  I'll probably be in that situation sooner than later, myself.
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Re: Age And Unemployment Benefits
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2017, 06:08:23 PM »
I have a friend who is losing her employment because her company is going out of business, here in Virginia.
A major grocery chain that she has worked at for over twenty-five years.

My friend is in her 70's and will probably find it impossible to find employment .. due to her age after her store closes.
(The 'unspoken', "Too old" problem that a lot of senior citizens encounter)

My friend would like to collect unemployment but at the same time prepare to move into retirement.

Most states require that you actively seek employment when collecting benefits 'If' you are able bodied and are willing to take a job.
At 77 years of age my friend just doesn't have the energy to go through the job market anymore.

My question: Should my friend forget about applying for unemployment benefits or to put it another way ... would they turn her down anyway for not being "able bodied" due to age?

She is not looking for a handout, just help for the short term as she adjusts to never working again after all these years.
(In other words, she is going to take a really big hit on her financial situation)

I can't find any information on UE benefits and age on the Virginia sites!

Thanks 



 

My understanding you can look on line now for jobs.  Just send out resumes to place you know will not be hiring or hiring much older people.  That what people do when they don't like working.   All you have to do is show your looking is my understanding. 

I myself could not do it as it is not in my makeup.
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Re: Age And Unemployment Benefits
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2017, 08:47:25 PM »
My understanding you can look on line now for jobs.  Just send out resumes to place you know will not be hiring or hiring much older people.  That what people do when they don't like working.   All you have to do is show your looking is my understanding. 

I myself could not do it as it is not in my makeup.

APPLY FOR UNEMPLOYEMENT

All she has to do to collect is TRY !!

The likely fact no one will hire her is completely beside the point.

All she is required to do is write a resume, attend a few brief (and free) courses - no big deal !!

She has NOTHING to lose, and much to gain !!!

BTW, the simple fact she does not speaks Spanish (likely), will invalidate her right off the bat.

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Re: Age And Unemployment Benefits
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2017, 10:59:28 PM »
Thank You Everyone for the replies.

Just to let you know .. my lady friend is heart-broken to be leaving a company that she has worked for since the day her husband passed over 25 years ago.

She is a good and kind lady that deserves a break in life.
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Re: Age And Unemployment Benefits
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2017, 02:20:21 PM »
Thank You Everyone for the replies.

Just to let you know .. my lady friend is heart-broken to be leaving a company that she has worked for since the day her husband passed over 25 years ago.

She is a good and kind lady that deserves a break in life.

Hire her yourself.   Create a job for her, start a business and employ her, create a break for her.

Why work for someone else, when you've got decades of experience & talent?
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