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by Heather
(Nevada)

My unemployment appeal decision stated i am "affirmed." what does that mean?




This means that whatever the initial determination said is affirmed by the hearing decision or in other words the hearing officer agreed with the initial determination.

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Aug 27, 2016
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They Affirmed which ruling?
by: Sarah

Chris is adding her comments in italics.

I filed unemployment after I lost my job to no child care while I worked.

I was approved and started receiving benefits. (This is a favorable initial non-monetary CLAIM determination)

My employer appealed and a hearing was scheduled.

(It's what they do Sarah and if you're me .. feel safer to assume they will appeal, than just sorry you didn't).

I missed the hearing due to good causes.

(A board of review might make a good cause ruling on an appeal to reopen a case after a non-appearance, or they might just send the case back down to the tribunal for another hearing to address the issue of non-appearance .. and usually, but not always, then the separation issue if good cause is established at the beginning of the hearing.

However when most board do send a case back down to the lower level tribunal there is usually an order it be sent with the last hearing decision still in place, or they vacate the first hearing decision .. to make it virtually as if it never happened. Why I'm having a hard time indentifying the "previous ruling".


So I lost the first hearing and my benefits so it stated we reversed previous ruling.

(Makes sense to me that without you at the hearing to meet a burden of quitting, they would likely reverse the initial claim determination)


So therefore I appealed and the second hearing was opened up due to good causes for why I missed first hearing.

(good cause for your non-appearance I'm assuming and not the voluntary quit)

After the second hearing it states we affirmed the previous ruling.

(Not to split to many hairs here, but did it say we affirm, or affirmed?

So which ruling do they affirmed?? The first ruling when I applied nor second ruling we they reversed the previous ruling? Confused

Here's the thing Sarah, I'm confused too, but only because I would expect most hearing decisions to say more than "the previous ruling is affirmed, or we affirm the previous ruling because most also give us some sort of chronological timeline for what has happened up until the point a new, or amended.. modified decision is being made on another appeal to replace the last .. it just shouldn't be this hard for you to know what the last ruling about your benefits .. not your non-appearance issue.

Now, if you want to email me and review all the docs you've sent and received from the state .. from the time you were initially allowed .. I would just line them all up in chronological order and figure out if affirmed means you get your benefits back, or remain denied.


Chris

Aug 26, 2016
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Got to ask a question to get some sense about what decision they might of affirmed.
by: Crystal

When you appealed .. after missing the first hearing, which sounds like it should of been on an employer's appeal, do you know if the next hearing was an "additional" hearing, possibly to address your non-appearance, while the last hearing decision denying benefits was left intact, or did the board .. or who ever you appealed to in Indiana, vacate that decision and remand on your appeal, the whole matter of non-appearance and separation, matter back down to the tribunal for a de novo (new) hearing?

Maybe this, about the Indiana UI appeal process, will help.

Aug 26, 2016
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What does affirmed mean
by: Anonymous

I was granted unemployment till my employer appealed.

I was scheduled a hearing but missed for good reason.

I was denied benefits till I had my second hearing.

It stated on first application approved. Employer appealed and I lost benefits.

I appealed and now it says affirmed the previous ruling. So does it mean the first ruling or second ruling?

Jul 06, 2016
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Unemployment
by: Anonymous

k We affirmed the previous ruling.I just did a appeal for my unemployment dose this mean I got it or I didn't


If you were the party that appealed the previous ruling, my guess would be that you didn't win .. because affirm means, whomever agreed, that the previous was correct shouldn't be reversed.

Chris

Jun 23, 2016
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I'm done worrying over answers to this kind of questions lacking any substance, or merits to work with
by: Chris - Unemployment-Tips.com

What are you asking?

What does this mean?


Unemployment benefits are initially allowed, or denied with the second claim determination, referred to as the "non-monetary".

When an employer appeals this determination to a hearing, I can assume the unemployed person was allowed to receive benefits.

As opposed to what you wrote that leads me to a different conclusion that benefits in your case were not "affirmed".

So, let me break the appeal process down to some fundamentals.

No matter who appeals, both the employer and the claimant are sent a notice of hearing so both know when they are expected to appear (whether in person, or by phone) to offer evidence and testimony relevant to why the initial determination should be affirmed by a lower level appeal hearing officer .. or reversed from how benefits stood when the initial non-monetary determination was issued.

So basically, what you wrote "My unemployment was affirmed so I appealed it" makes zero sense to me.

Therefore it's not possible to answer "what does this mean?" However, I might assume that since you're hung up on the word affirmed, that you missed the lower level hearing and the the tribunal's hearing decision reversed on an employer's appeal and you then appealed that hearing notice to a board of review .. who affirmed again, you should be denied and likely, repay any unemployment benefits you received initially, thanks to an erroneous non-monetary claim determination.

Now, the only question is whether you can tell me why my assumption about your question .. is hot, cold, or somewhere in between.


Chris

Jun 23, 2016
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what does this mean?
by: Anonymous

My unemployment was affirmed so I appealed it and the board of review affirmed it again does that mean my benifits was denied again?

Oct 10, 2014
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C'mon focus on the problem at hand. Or at least tell me what state this happened in
by: Chris

What do you mean they didn't notify you of the new hearing? How, why weren't you notified?

Have you appealed the any new unfavorable hearing decision based on the fact you weren't properly notified of the new hearing? .. This is basically what the employer did to get the decision that allowed benefits vacated and remanded back down for a new (de novo) first level hearing.

The employer no showed. Excuse me, but big deal if they know how to get a case reopened.

They must of had a good reason for the non-appearance which would of been an issue listed on most "new" hearing notices.

The board of review must of issued an order that likely vacated the first hearing decision and remanded the matter (your case) back down for a brand new first level hearing as if the first one never took place.

Chris

Oct 10, 2014
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heiher authority
by: Anonymous

I won my case and then started to receive benefits and then they took it away from me, apparently the employer filed an appeal, I don't understand why after all they were a no show at the first hearing.

Anyway they scheduled another hearing, but didn't notify me and the judge remanded the decision and took away my benefits . they I filed an appeal to the higher authority and they reviewed it and remanded the decision. so what does that mean?


Oct 06, 2013
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Face my accusor
by: Anonymous

I was told that it was because I didn't attend the first hearing. The second hearing, they were not present but the judge said it was ok. That's not fair because there should have been interaction. I tried to explain, was berated by the judge n told to say say yes or no without anything else. Yes or no did not always spply



What was the issue on the hearing notice for the second hearing .. Non Appearance?

Personally, I am of the mind if you really want things to be fair, you have a responsibility to meet fairness half way and pay attention to what will be discussed at the hearing and prepare for it.




May 31, 2012
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What does a reversed decision mean?
by: Anonymous

What does it mean when the hearing decision is reversed?



Well, it's fairly self explanatory .. a reversal, means a higher authority at the unemployment department has decided a lower authority.. was wrong.

So the higher authority is correcting the error or mistake by reversing.

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