Maybe. If by "voluntary" you mean the employer gives you the choice to come to work or not, then it depends what they tell the UI people. I wouldn't do it if I were counting on the UI money If the employer says to the UI people, "MCW20 was given the choice to work or not even though work was able, and NCW20 chose not to," I can see you getting denied. I can also see the employer saying, "We had to let X number of people go, and we accepted volunteers because someone had to go," and in that case I can see you getting UI.If you go on voluntary furlough where you are not getting paid a salary but keep benefits can you still be granted unemployment benefits in Mississippi if you file.
Ridiculously low. It doesn’t seem worth the effort to file.The lowest in the U.S. and before the plague, their legislators were busily creating a Florida-like scenario, where, with the lowest education rate and the highest poverty level, they were on the route to become the first state to make unemployment insurance very un-user friendly and almost totally impossible to draw. I have nothing good to say about that whole state's system.
Every state has its charm. You just have to look harder for it in some states.Frankly, it doesn't seem worth the effort to live in Mississippi.
You're a charmingly "glass half full" person, Quincy. I like that about you.Every state has its charm. You just have to look harder for it in some states.
That said, Mississippi is the catfish capital of the world, the birthplace of both Elvis and Oprah, and the first “teddy bear” stuffed animal was created there. And 63% of the state is forested, which is nice.