Wyoming Changes Unemployment Laws

Wyoming Changes Unemployment Laws

If you are moving to Wyoming, or live there now, you might want to know that the state has changed the Employment Security Law.  It has a lot to do with the relocation of military spouses.  So, what does this mean for military families?

The law basically indicates that a person will not be disqualified from getting benefits if the Unemployment Department concludes that the person has become unemployed due to a relocation that took place due to the transfer of a spouse.  The law applies to relocations both within and outside state lines.

Basically, the amendment to the Wyoming unemployment laws, are intended to help people who have moved so far that they cannot commute to their place of employment and upon arriving to their new place of residence, are able and willing to work.  In order to qualify, you must be married to someone in the United States armed forces – army, navy, marines, and so on.

So, if you are married to someone in the United States armed services (or you have a spouse that will be out of work due to your military relocation) and need to move with them to or from Wyoming, this law may benefit you.  For more information on how you can benefit from such a law, you may want to do a little more research or contact the relocation office of your spouse’s service.

Jon Huser