Can I re-file after being denied 1 year ago?
I was fired last September after being out on an un-paid medical leave. When my doctor told me returning to work would only make my medical situation worse, I informed my boss that I would be out for a few more weeks. At that point he informed me that he couldn't wait for me to come back and would have to hire someone else.
I then filed for unemployment and was denied. I filed an appeal and at the hearing my former boss claimed that I quit, and was again denied.
So after all medical problems ok and I got the "all-clear" from my doctor to return to work, I started searching for work. It's now a year later, and I'm still out of work (and not receiving any benefits).
My question is.... Can I re-file for benefits now that it's been over a year since I was denied?
PS - I live in Pennsylvania
You can refile, but now you haven't had subsequent work to either monetarily qualify for a new claim and if it's been over a year without work you haven't had any wages to puge or remove the voluntary quit disqualification.
In PA you must go back to work and earn at least 6 times your weekly benefit amount before you might be able to re-qualify.
I am curious though .. why were you denied at hearing? Did you not present your medical documentation or ask the employer for some kind of written notice of termination?
Because that's just not right.