Filing for Benefits
Are you looking into filing for unemployment benefits?
If you are currently unemployed, you may qualify for benefits through Unemployment Insurance (UI) while you continue to look for work. You must meet a number of requirements in order to be eligible, and at The Law Offices of Cyrus Mor, we are prepared to provide you with compassionate and confident guidance throughout this process, should you run into any problems, such as denial of benefits or complications related to alleged
overpayment. Unfortunately, once you are receiving benefits, it is your responsibility to make sure that you continue to do so in a way that is legal. An honest mistake can turn into an allegation of fraud, and if you are in trouble for overpayment, call our firm immediately.
In order to qualify for unemployment benefits, you must be able to show that you are willing and able to work. You also need to be consistently and actively searching for employment. It is also crucial that you are unemployed through no fault of your own - this is the part where your employer is likely to object, as it is a relatively subjective matter and can be difficult to prove or disprove before a judge. Some companies make a policy of automatically denying all benefits that come across their desks, regardless of the circumstances involved. So, if this happens to you, don't be disheartened. It doesn't mean that your case is over.
You should, however, be prepared to go through the appeal process in an attempt to get this denial reversed and your benefits approved. Filing for unemployment benefits can, in some unfortunate situations, turn into a battle between employer and employee. Don't be unprepared.
Contact our firm with any questions you may have, or to enlist our help with your unemployment case.