Unemployment Insurance–Abandoned Claim?

I filed my unemployment insurance claim in California on 5/3/09. I received a form asking for information regarding my work search for the first two weeks (ending 5/16) some time ago but did not return it until today (5/4) when I sent it back via express mail. I think I received a document requesting documents to verify my eligibility to work in the U.S. i but I can’t find it. Questions:1) Have I abandoned my claim?2) If so, have I abandoned it permanently or just for the past?3) If so, what can I do to preserve my eligibility for benefits going forward?

Asked on June 4, 2009 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

You need to get a little more organized, I think.  You should be able either call or go on line, to find out from California unemployment, what the status of your application is, and what they need to fix whatever problems there might be.

Unemployment insurance, like any government program that provides benefits, has rules, and you have to prove that you fit all the rules to get the money.  It's important to keep track of these things.

If you hit a real stone wall, you might want to talk to a lawyer in your area, who can give you reliable advice that is based on all the facts.  One place to look for a qualified attorney is our website, http://attorneypages.com


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