"What is the name of your state?"
Nevada is state at issue, but I moved from NV to SC in May so that I can start a branch of my brother-in-law's east coast fresh seafood and produce business. When my bro-in-law first asked me to go into business with him, my wif'e's sister and 93 year old mom lived near us in Las Vegas, so my wife wouldn't move away. But in Sept. 2004, they relocated to San Diego. My wife then said we should try to find a home on the east coast. In addition to the business proposal, the cost of living in Las Vegas was skyrocketing. We lived on a fixed income plus my part time job with a national real estate magazine publisher, where I started 6 1/2 years ago as a staff photographer. After searching properties up and down the southeast, we found a 7 year old home in Sumter for $55,000. It would have sold for $250,000 or more in Las Vegas. We had to grab it although the new business was some months away. I tried to get a transfer to an office in South Carolina, but there were no positions available. I started looking for work to tide us over until the business started up, but I am 71, have 2 degrees and was "overqualified for everything. An employment rep. of the SC Employment Security Div. told me it was next to impossible to find a job here. Even the help wanted ads were few.
I filed for unemployment insurance in Nevada, as per the SC unemployment ins. dept. and was turned down as follows:
1."You Quit to seek other work."
2."You have not secured other work prior to filing your claim for benefits."
3."To be eligible for benefits, you must have secured other work prior to filing the claim."
NRS 612.380 lists '21 A.L.R 4th 317' as a reference for their decision, but I cannot seem to find the reference online and I don't believe we even have a law library in Sumter.
I am a 71 year old disabled vet of the Korean era. Due to Hurricane Katrina, Iit is now difficult to afford the gas needed to seek employment. My sister-in-law, the wife of my bro-in-law just came down with Lyme Disease, so at the moment, we don't know how this will affect our plans.
I very much need the help of someone out there who can point me in the right direction so I can overturn the arbitrary and capricious decision to deny my unemployment insurance.