Here’s How to Avoid Losing Your Unemployment Benefits As Iowa Reopens
As the state of Iowa gradually opens businesses, be aware if you refuse to return to work because of COVID-19 concerns, it will be considered a 'voluntary quit' except in certain circumstances which could lead to your losing unemployment benefits.
- has tested positive for COVID-19 or experienced symptoms
- has a household member who has been diagnosed with COVID-19
- does not have child care or transportation for COVID-19-related reasons
- has recovered from COVID-19 but suffered from medical complications that caused an inability to perform essential job duties.
The department says, refusing to work for any other reason would be considered a “voluntary quit” and the individual would no longer be eligible for unemployment benefits, including newly created federal assistance.
For more information, visit the department’s website, iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov.