5 Reasons You Might Be Denied Unemployment Benefits

Posted on: 13 November 2014

If you are unemployed you might be interested in getting some financial assistance. You can apply for unemployment assistance, but in some cases it can be hard to get approved. There are some people who have to go through an unemployment appeal or hearing because they do not meet the proper requirements, or took money without qualifying for it.

Here are 5 reasons that you may be denied from receiving employment assistance.

1. You Quit A Job Without Reasonable Cause

If you had a good job that was paying you well, but you quit without a reasonable cause, you might not qualify for benefits. The idea of employment assistance is to give people who are unable to find a job, and who are actively seeking a job, help with their finances. If you had the chance to get a good job, but gave up the job, the Department of Labor may not be sympathetic to your situation.

2. You Were Fired For Misconduct

When you do have a job, the Department of Labor expects you do what you can to keep the job. If you were laid off because of cutbacks, this is viewed more favorably. But if you did something that was unprofessional, or illegal, there is a good chance that they will not grant you unemployment.

This also applies to having a criminal record. If you are loosing jobs because of criminal acts, you will most likely be denied benefits.

3. You Are On Strike

As an employee you have every right to go on strike against a company. If you are disputing your rights as an employee of a certain company, you cannot receive unemployment benefits during that time. This is because if you resolve the dispute, you can start getting paid by the company again, but you are technically not unemployed while you are on strike.

4, You Quit A Job For Marriage

If you are married and decided to quit your job to be a stay-at-home parent, or to only have one working spouse, you cannot receive unemployment. This is because there is still one person in the household that is employed. Usually unemployment benefits are only for those whose household is completely unemployed.

5. You Are Only Partially Employed

There are some people who have partial jobs, or who are in between jobs. If this is the case for you, you most likely will not receive benefits. So long as you have some sort of job, even if you have some time of unemployment in between a job that is already set up, you most likely will be denied benefits.

These are some of the reasons that you would be denied financial assistance for unemployment. For more information, contact a company like Law Office of Matthew J Brier with any questions or concerns.


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