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Good Cause for quitting a job or reducing the hours of employment includes, but is not limited to:

(a)   The job is determined to be unsuitable, as described in 1240-1-3-.43;


(b)   Circumstances beyond the individualís control, such as illness, illness of another household member which requires the individualís presence, a household emergency, or unavailability or transportation;


(c)    Discrimination by an employer based on age, sex, race, color, handicap, religious beliefs, national origin, or political beliefs;


(d)   Work demands or conditions that render continued employment unreasonable, such as working without being paid on schedule;


(e)   Enrollment at least half-time in any recognized school, training program or institution of higher learning that requires the household member to leave employment or reduce work hours;


(f)     Another household member has accepted employment or enrolled at least half-time in a recognized school, training program, or institution of higher education in another county, which requires the household to relocate;


(g)   Resignation by a person under age 60 which is recognized by the employer as retirement;


(h)   The individual accepted a bona fide offer of employment of more than 30 hours a week or in which the weekly earnings are equivalent to the Federal minimum wage multiplied by 30 hours. However, because of circumstances beyond the personís control, the new job does not materialize or results in employment of less than 30 hours a week or weekly earnings of less than 30 times the Federal minimum wage; or


(i)     The individual left a job in connection with patterns of employment in which workers frequently move from one employer to another, such as migrant farm labor or construction work. The household may apply for Food Stamps between a job, particularly when work is not available at the new job site. In such instances, the individual will be considered to have quit for good cause if this is a normal pattern of that type of employment.


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