I wish someone would’ve told me that I could possibly receive unemployment benefits when I have to quit my job to PCS with my husband. Unfortunately, I found out years after getting married about this benefit.
According to the Defense Dept, 21 states now allow military spouses to receive unemployment benefits. 8 states deny the benefits outright, and the rest consider each request on a case-by-case basis.
I have received unemployment while moving for a PCS, but you have to make sure you submit a copy of your spouse’s orders and put that as the reason you quit your job. You need to tell your employer that is the reason as well. Most states mandate that you can quit 30 days before the report date, so find out what your state requires before you leave.
Here are some great resources for finding out specifics for your state’s laws: