Oregon Unemployment

oregon flagOregon

Capital: Salem
State abbreviation/Postal code: Ore./OR
Nickname: Beaver State
Origin of name: Unknown. However, it is generally accepted that the name, first used by Jonathan Carver in 1778, was taken from the writings of Maj. Robert Rogers, an English army officer.
Land area: 95,997 sq mi. (248,632 sq km)
Geographic center: In Crook Co., 25 mi. SSE of Prineville
Number of counties: 36

oregon mapLargest county by population and area: Multnomah, 672,906 (2005); Harney, 10,135 sq mi.

Oregon Unemployment Benefits Application

In order to receive unemployment benefits in the state of Oregon, unemployed workers must first meet the eligibility requirements set forth by the Unemployment Insurance Center of Oregon.

There are however, some commonly identified issues that prohibit a claimant from receiving unemployment benefits which includes the following:

1. Quitting one’s work.
2. Suspension or being fired from work.
3. Missing an opportunity for work during a week you claim.
4. Refusing an offer to work.
5. Turning down or not communicating with an employer referred by WorkSource Oregon office.
6. Missing a scheduled orientation meeting with a WorkSource Oregon office.
7. Illness or injury.
8. Failing to look for work.
9. Attending school.
10. Being out of the area unless looking for work.
11. Unreadiness or unavailability to take work.
12. Receiving retirement pay, vacation pay, or holiday pay.
13. Skipping a week without restarting your claim.
14. Answering a question on your weekly claim in a way that raises an issue.

Should there be an issue with your benefits application; the Unemployment Insurance Center will be in contact either via phone or email to explain how the problem will affect the claim. Further details will be asked and an urgent reply is necessary.

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