Unemployment compensation is a type of insurance. As such, it does not cover losses intentionally incurred by claimants. However, the spirit of the Social Security Act of 1935 and of similar laws enacted in all the states affect the qualification or disqualification of a claimant who refuses a job. The broad discretionary powers of administrators and boards of review preclude definitive answer. We must be content with awareness of the tolerance limits indicated by stare decisis and commission rules.
Robert J. Bowers, Job Refusal in Unemployment Compensation Claims, 13 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 523 (1964)