How do Unemployed Workers Make a Claim?
Procedures for filing claims vary from state to state; hence it would be best if the claimant inquires from the State Unemployment Office where he currently resides about his options as well as the procedures and the requirements needed to request unemployment benefits.
Some states, like New York and California, maintain websites where laid-off workers can file online their claims for unemployment compensation benefit.
What are the Premises Considered When Claiming Unemployment Benefits?
The basic rule when filing a claim for unemployment benefits is to file the claim in the state where the place of work is located, regardless of where you are residing.
If several employers from different states are involved, the paying state where the worker is currently qualified as an eligible unemployed worker will assist the individual in claiming his UC benefits from the other states by combining all UC benefits inuring to the jobless worker. The assisting office will in turn refer to the Interstate Benefits Payment Plan to determine the paying state that will address the unemployed worker’s claim.
If upon filing the claimant is still unemployed, the paying state where he is qualified as an eligible unemployed worker would be the state where the claimant had his latest employment.
In a case in which a state denies the claimant his request for combined wage claims, it must provide the latter information as to which state his claims can be made. This is to clear all confusion as to who pays the unemployment benefits claimed by the eligible unemployed worker.
What to Do in Case the Unemployed Worker is Unjustly Denied this Benefit?
The State Unemployment Office of the Department of Labor gives emphasis that any failure to assist the disadvantaged worker is considered as unfair to the worker for whom the Unemployment Compensation program was created, as well as to the employer who was mandated to provide the funds for the said program.
For any denial issues that the unemployed worker wishes to appeal and forward to the State’s Unemployment Office, claimants may refer to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development website –Appeal Rights to determine the steps to be taken when filing appeals.