Determine if the there was good cause when an EU member:
- voluntarily quit employment,
- reduced work hours below 30 hours/week or earnings below 30 hours per week times the federal minimum wage, or
- refused an offer of suitable employment.
Consider all reported facts and individual circumstances when making this determination.
Reasons for Good Cause include, but are not limited to:
- Job did not meet suitable employment criteria
- A person resigns at the demand of the employer.
- Discrimination by an employer based on age, race, sex, color, handicap, religious beliefs, national origin or political beliefs;
- Unreasonable work demands or conditions made continued employment unreasonable. For example, working without being paid on schedule.
- Acceptance of other employment at a wage equivalent to working 30 hours/week at federal minimum wage.
- Reduced work hours under 30 hours/week, but wage earned is equivalent to working 30 hrs/week, at federal minimum wage, or above.
- Enrolled at least half-time in any recognized school, training program or institution of higher education.
- Changes in the household impacted access to current employment. For example, the Food Stamp EU moved to another community because a member accepted a new job or enrolled at least half-time in a recognized school, training program, or institution of higher education.
- Quit a job or reduced hours due to personal health reasons or health reasons of others.
- Resignation of someone under age 60, which the employer recognizes as retirement.
- Quit in the context of the natural pattern of employment, such as migrant or construction labor.
- Hours of employment were reduced because of demands of the employer and the employer remains the same.
- Quit unsubsidized employment to join a volunteer program, such as VISTA, AMERICORPS, etc.
- Unavailability of transportation.
- Inadequate child care for children under age 12.
- Self employment ended.
- Other circumstances where the agency determines there is good cause.