Unemployment for "urgent reasons"
According to the Mass. Law Reform Institute and Greater Boston Legal Services, individuals in the following categories may be eligible for unemployment benefits:
- individuals who had to quit their job because their child's school or childcare closed
- individuals who had to quit their job to take care of an ill family/household member
- individuals who are "self-quarantined" because they reasonably believe that they have a risk of exposure or infection
- individuals who had to quit their job because domestic violence made it unsafe for them to continue working