Unemployment compensation is a benefit meant to tide workers over when they’re out of work through no fault of their own, such as occurs in a layoff or when an employer shuts its doors. This money can be a financial lifeline that bridges the gap between jobs.
If you’ve lost your job, being eligible for benefits is not enough: there are important actions required on your part. It is your responsibility to officially notify the government of your status and to prove that you qualify. The sooner you begin the process, the sooner you will either begin receiving the compensation you need or get notification that an eligibility review is required.
Applicants whose benefits are approved will quickly be notified and begin receiving their money. Applicants whose employers refute their qualification for benefits receive notification that they’ve been deemed ineligible.
An initial disqualification does not permanently prevent you from receiving unemployment benefits, but it does begin a challenging appeals process that must begin within 10 days of the notification’s mailing. The chart below provides you with a straightforward road map of what you can expect and the steps you need to take. By following the flow chart you can see exactly what you need to do and at which point in the process you are encouraged to seek legal advocacy from a qualified and experienced attorney. For immediate help, contact the professionals at Schorr & Associates today.