Laid off Unemployment in Texas Going back to school
Well I just found out Company A is going to be closing April 15th forever. The company can't afford to keep paying their staff so the owner has decided to let it fold. This will mean that half of my income is gone right off of the bat.
I know that if I stay with Company B and continue making 30K a year, I can't live on that amount.
People have told me to file unemployment for Company A. (I know I can't get unemployment for Company B 1099/Contract pay nor the W2 because I wasn't laid off from this company. However, I do know I can't file for unemployment if I am employed at the other company. Correct? Someone suggested that I quit company B the day before (April 14) the last day of company A (which is April 15). If I do file unemployment for Company A, I have a small feeling that the owner of the 2 companies will fight me. Can you really fight a company that is closed for business for unemployment? Is that even possible. The owner has always fought everyone that was let go for employment. He usually wins.
I have thought about going back to school if I know I could get unemployment. I have never taken unemployment so I have no idea how it works just yet. A friend told me that if I could get unemployment, go apply for grants at the local college, that there is a good chance that I could collect more $ in grants than would be needed to actually pay for the tuition and books. I could use that to help supplement my unemployment. Perhaps take out school loans to help even more.
Does anyone know anything about Texas unemployment, how it works, etc? I am completely confused on what to do. Any help would be great!