Texas Workforce Commission issues guidance to unemployment claimants

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Special to The Dallas Examiner

 

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission is issuing guidance to unemployment claimants concerning their continued eligibility for unemployment benefits – referred to as UI – should they refuse rehire.

Each UI benefits case is currently evaluated on an individual basis. However, because of the COVID-19 emergency, the following are reasons benefits would be granted if the individual refused suitable work.

 

Reason for refusal:

  • At High Risk – People 65 years or older are at a higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19 (Source DSHS website).
  • Household member at high risk – People 65 years or older are at a higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19 (source DSHS website).
  • Diagnosed with COVID – the individual has tested positive for COVID-19 by a source authorized by the State of Texas and is not recovered.
  • Family member with COVID – anybody in the household has tested positive for COVID-19 by a source authorized by the State of Texas and is not recovered and 14 days have not yet passed.
  • Quarantined – individual is currently in 14-day quarantine due to close contact exposure to COVID-19.
  • Child care – Child’s school or daycare closed and no alternatives are available.

 

Any other situation will be subject to a case by case review by the TWC based on individual circumstances.

 

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