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Click on the case numbers below to access eligibility decisions about whether a claimant is 'able and available' for work, in general.

0019 5967 49

0019 5967 49 (Mar. 20, 2017) – Although a person may technically make herself unavailable for part-time work on a given day due to attendance at a job interview, such efforts to become more fully employed are encouraged by the DUA and do not disqualify that person under the availability portion of G.L. c. 151A, § 24(b).

0018 1355 49

0018 1355 49 (Aug. 2, 2016) – Because the claimant was self-employed during a minor portion of time limited to weekends and evenings, and it did not interfere with her ability to search for, or work, full-time, she is not disqualified under G.L. c. 151A, § 24(b).

0011 9491 62

0011 9491 62 (Feb. 19, 2015) – A claimant who attends school full-time is not per se disqualified under the availability requirement of G.L. c. 151A, § 24(b).  Where the claimant attended school during the day, but was available and actively seeking work during a second or third shift, he was not disqualified.


BR-102996 (April 23, 2007) – Although claimant did not qualify for G.L. c. 151A, sec. 30(c) training benefits, because her journalism program extended beyond the one-year cap under regulations in effect at the time, she remained eligible for regular unemployment benefits.  Her attendance at school did not render her unavailable for work.

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