Denial of Benefits
My claim has been denied - now what?
If your claim for unemployment benefits has been denied, then The Law Offices of Cyrus Mor may be able to help. Our lead attorney has been highly rated by Avvo, a service which is dedicated to providing accurate ratings and both peer and client reviews for attorneys. The most consistent feedback we get from our clients is that we really take the time to sit down, empathize, and make sure that they are heard.
If you recently filed for benefits but found out that these benefits had been denied, then it is important that you understand why so that you can take the appropriate next step. If the
EDD has determined that you don't meet the eligibility requirements for receiving Unemployment Insurance benefits, then we can help you reach those requirements so that you can try filing again. For example, if it is determined that you are not actively or sufficiently looking for work, then it is important that you argue your case, explaining, if applicable, any reasons why you may not be immediately available to work, such as school or childcare. Such factors could indeed affect your eligibility, but if your claim has been denied, then it could be crucial that you tell all sides of the story. An appeal could be filed to resolve the matter, and we are very familiar with what it takes to be successful in these appeals.
An unemployment lawyer may be able to help.
Another possibility is that your employer denied the claim, citing misconduct or something similar as the reason for your recent unemployment. In this case, an unemployment hearing is likely to follow, in which both you and your employer will have the chance to bring in witnesses and provide documentation in order to convince the judge. Especially if this happens, you could benefit from a conversation with someone on our team. We are very familiar with this area of law, and we will make you and your financial security our priorities throughout the process.
Give us a call today.