A Guide to Your Rights &
Responsibilities When Claiming Unemployment Benefits in
What If Your Eligibility
For Benefits Is Questioned?
Once you have been
determined initially eligible for benefits, your right to benefits in future
weeks will not be terminated without a hearing and decision by an adjudicator.
Should a legitimate question be raised about your availability for work, your
efforts to find work or whether you refused an offer or referral to suitable
work, a hearing will be scheduled. You will be given notice of the issue to be
decided, and you may have the hearing immediately, or within five working days
if you want time to prepare. If you refuse an offer of rehire from your former
employer, that employer will be given notice and an opportunity to participate
in the hearing. Any decision affecting your right to benefits in any week may
be appealed to the
Employment Security Appeals Division.
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