Q. What documentation is required to document “long term” unemployment?
A. Formal documentation of Unemployment Insurance (UI) eligible and/or receiving benefits and has been without a job for 27 week or more.
Q. If an individual was never eligible for UI due to insufficient earnings or performing work not covered by UI compensation law or self-employed; are they eligible for the CLIMBS program?
Q. Can individuals unemployed for 27 weeks or more but are still receiving UI eligible to participate in the CLIMBS program?
Q. Does a long-term unemployed individual have to fully exhaust UI payments before enrolling in the CLIMBS program?
Q. Are individuals eligible for the CLIMBS program if they “quit” a job and have not been employed for 27 weeks or more, even if they did qualify for UI?
Q. If I am lacking my prerequisites for the CLS program will CLIMBS pay for that?
A. No. CLIMBS can only pay tuition and fees for Clinical Laboratory Science Classes taken at the University of Texas Medical Branch.