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Employment Development Department

Suitable Work SW 155 - Fact Finding Guide


  1. Was the offer or referral to suitable work?
  2. Was the refusal due to domestic circumstances?
  3. Was a compelling obligation imposed by the domestic circumstance?
  4. Was there a reasonable alternative to refusal?
  5. Did the claimant make reasonable attempts to find an alternative?
  6. Have the claimant’s attempts been verified?
  7. Does the reason for refusal constitute good cause?
  8. Was the claimant obligated to provide personal care for his or her child or for a relative?
  9. Was the actual degree of care required such that the claimant had no alternative?
  10. Have the circumstances changed?