IN RE: the Claim of Kim E. DAMPMAN

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Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, New York.

IN RE: the Claim of Kim E. DAMPMAN, Appellant. John E. Sweeney, as Commissioner of Labor, Respondent.

Decided: January 29, 1998

Before WHITE, J.P., YESAWICH, PETERS, SPAIN and CARPINELLO, JJ. Kim E. Dampman, Yulan, appellant in person. Dennis C. Vacco, Attorney General (Norman Uris, of counsel), New York City, for respondent.

Appeal from a decision of the Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board, filed September 23, 1996, which ruled that claimant was disqualified from receiving unemployment insurance benefits because she voluntarily left her employment without good cause.

Claimant was employed as a service center manager until she resigned in November 1995 to relocate from Staten Island to Sullivan County.   The Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board ruled that claimant was disqualified from receiving benefits because she left her job for personal and noncompelling reasons.   Substantial evidence supports this decision.   Claimant testified that after her husband lost his job in April 1995, they could no longer afford their home in Staten Island.   Therefore, they sold this residence and relocated to Sullivan County where they owned a vacation home.   Claimant admitted that she had not looked for temporary housing so she could remain at her job and chose to move even though neither she nor her husband had employment prospects in Sullivan County.   Under the circumstances, the Board's ruling that claimant voluntarily left her employment without good cause is supported by substantial evidence and it is, accordingly, affirmed (see, Matter of Powers [Sweeney], 227 A.D.2d 788, 642 N.Y.S.2d 383;  Matter of Gates [Hudacs], 191 A.D.2d 921, 595 N.Y.S.2d 134).

ORDERED that the decision is affirmed, without costs.


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