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My husband has kidney cancer. Hospice is now in the picture but I will still be without a job, in North Carolina. What can I do?

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Jobless, this isn't intended to be callous or heartless, but why do you have to stay home with your husband? I'm thinking of Ismiami's comment that keeping your job, with the routine and income it provides, may do a lot to help you at such an emotionally difficult time; that makes a lot of sense to me. I appreciate that you must be terribly worried about your poor husband, and I'm truly sorry for that, but unless you're doing all the nursing yourself wouldn't the structure of a paid, outside job be potentially a good thing?

Glad to hear your employer has been trying to help - it restores faith, doesn't it, when they play fair.
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I wished that I could keep my job but due to me exhausting all of my FLMA and Special Leave I can't. That is the NC law. I know that my employer has really worked with me and I appreciate it. I have to stay home with my husband but I am afraid about our finances in the future. I just wanted to know if there are some organizations out there to help. I will check into SNAP and HEAP. Thanks for the heads up! Hope everyone has a good day!
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I understand, it sounds as if she is concerned about not having a job. Caring for husband if definitely a lot of work and it would be nearly impossible to hold down a job. I guess I wonder if she wants to stay home to care for husband or return to work.
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Gladimhere, FMLA is intended to protect your job, or an equitable position, however FMLA is 12 weeks, I think it is 26 weeks for military families. Employers cannot be forced to hold positions indefinitely. Remember FMLA applies for employee and family illnesses, as well as maternal and paternal leave.
As the OP states, she has used up here FMLA.
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I thought the purpose of FMLA was to have your job to return to when a family member is sick. Did you decide to quit? If you were terminated because of the leave you should see an attorney.
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This is a very stressful time for you, follow Pam's advice and apply for all that you are eligible.
These things are impossible to plan around, if you absolutely cannot afford to be unemployed you may need to consider a hospice facility and maintaining your job . Mentally, having a job may be helpful.
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Your county social services can help you. He should be on Medicare, regardless of age, due to the cancer advancing. You should at least try to get SNAP or HEAP. Talk to the Hospice Social Worker.
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Did you quit or was your employment terminated and if so, was it because of the leave you took?
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