Can a past RMO recieve unemployment compensation

Hello, I recently disassociated myself from a construction company in which I was the RMO (Responsible managing Officer of the corporation). I was given this title about 4 months ago, but the people I am working with are doing nothing with the license and I am only losing money [So I decided to step down before things got worse]

[Question #35 on the California unemployment insurance application says ""Are you now, or have you been in the last 18 months an officer of a corporation or union or the sole or major stockholder of a corporation?"

If I answer yes to this question, will that result in a denial of unemployment benefits for myself.

1 answer  |  asked Sep 8, 2014 9:53 PM [EST]  |  applies to California

Answers (1)

Marilynn Mika Spencer
Are you mis-reading the form? I don't see the question you refer to on the application. If you are referring to Question No. 35, it is not asking about RMOs. Question No. 35 reads "Are you now, or have you been in the last 18 months an officer of a corporation or union or the sole or major stockholder of a corporation? (a) If yes, include name of organization and your title or position." I've attached a copy of the application form.

EDD does not base eligibility for benefits on a job title or even job duties. Generally, a person claiming unemployment benefits (a “claimant”) is eligible for benefits if ALL of the following is true: he or she is (1) unemployed due to no fault of his or her own; (2) physically able to work; (3) actively seeking work; (4) ready to accept work immediately; (5) has received enough wages during the base period to establish a claim; and (6) meets eligibility requirements each week benefits are claimed. An overview of these requirements can be found on the web site of the California Employment Development Department (EDD) http://www.edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/Eligibility.htm.

posted by Marilynn Mika Spencer  |  Sep 9, 2014 01:57 AM [EST]
Attachment: edd_ui_claim_form_de1101id.pdf

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