And every spring, the union reps go around reminding all of them to at
apply for unemployment. Apparently, at least some of those applications
The district's response has been to encourage all the subs to teach summer
school (as in, we have work available for you during the summer, so if you
don't apply for that, don't try to get unemployment.)
But there aren't many absences during summer school...it's only five or six
weeks long. So I guess the worst that would happen is, somebody would get
unemployment benefits, and then have to pay back one or two days worth if
they do happen to get any job calls over the summer.
In any event, there's absolutely no harm in applying. The surest way to
get no unemployment at all is by failing to apply for it. And if you're
having unemployment funds deducted from every single paycheck during the
school year, applying for summer benefits is certainly you're right. The
fund exists for a reason, after all; that's why people have to pay into it.
On 3/31/13, anon wrote:
> One can apply, but the chances are overwhelming a substitute teacher
> will not get it.
> This is true all over the country. A sub is considered an employee of
> a school district with a reasonable chance of working the next year,
> the same as a regular teacher.
> I am surprised in IL school districts don't mail a notice to each sub
> that says a substitute teacher isn't eligible for UI. They do it in my
> On 3/31/13, oops...kitten on keyboard. APPLY for unemployment! wrote:
>> On 3/31/13, Apply, apply, apply for unemployment during the summer
>> The worst that can happen is, you'll be turned down. The best
>> result, though, is that some underpaid, overworked human being in
>> your local unemployment office will recognize, "Hey, no way is this
>> substitute teacher getting any work when school's out of session.
>> Benefits Approved! ::stamp stamp stamp:: Next file?"
>> NOBODY can stop you from applying. Do it, do it, do it, and hope for
>> the best.
>>> On 3/30/13, anon wrote:
>>>> On 5/20/10, Molly wrote:
>>>>> Can substitute teachers collect unemployment benefits
>>>>> during the summer months? I have probably worked 150 day
>>>>> for the school district I am at.
>>>> No, because you are still considered an employee, just like
>>>> anybody else who is laid off from a school district for the
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