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So, what did I learn about collecting unemployment benefits? Strategies to use the unemployment process and how unemployment laws are interpreted .. to get a denial of benefits.

It was 2006, still pre-recession, but given I'd just lost my job through no fault of my own, I thought what better time to explain to other employees it's a State unemployment administrative law agency and not me, or an employer, that expects employees to also know what valid points to make when telling your quasi-legally objective account of why the cause of the job separation .. wasn't their own fault .. but that of an employers.

Well, it eventually led to thousands of questions and frequently, an answer from me with a different perspective about what I know it really takes to get unemployment benefits, and whether you were the one to quit a job with good cause, or be fired without any good cause.

If I never have the opportunity to talk to you personally, let me just say I wish you happy job hunting .. and don't forget this unemployment tip, always log the job search, while collecting .. or waiting to find out if you are eligible to collect unemployment benefits.

Chris - Unemployment-Tips.com

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WA State - What Documentation or Proof Do They Ask For If You Quit For Another Job and That Job Doesn't Materialize?

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Do i have to accept a job if my company is sold to new owners and I was given a letter of termination from the original company that hired me?

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If my employer didnt show up at my unemployment hearing, will I win?

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Unemployment Department Got Me Mixed Up With Someone Else

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Newly unemployed in PA with a RE License

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Pending Status in NY...Questionnare Already Filled Out

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I was Perceived to Have a Disability

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Went to hospital and after returning to work I had been replaced am I eligible for benefits

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Can I Collect Unemployment With Severance Pay in Florida?

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Employer Downsized and Laid Off In Nov 2016. Looking for work and did 1 day temp assignment through agency. Application question

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5 Years of Loyalty, Punished

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Misconduct..so They say.

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What is Suitable Work When Unemployed?

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Quitting my job for change of shift and slow work

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She's the best advice you'll ever get. Period.

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CHRIS is the BOMB.COM

I had a unemployment benefits case that I had won, and then my employer reopend it, and I felt so defeated at my last hearing even though it was ruled

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Do You Think Mandatory Drug Testing For the Unemployed is a Necessary Thing or Unemployment Shaming?

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If you have an opinion on the subject of drug testing the unemployed .. please feel free to submit it here.

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BEST DECISION EVER in CA! Get a referral, you won't regret it. The reps Chris will refer you to are EXPERTS & will kick butt for you. THANKS!

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FILED FOR APPEAL AFTER DENIED INSURANCE BENEFITS, SHOULD I GET REPRESENTAION?

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The Burden of Proof In Unemployment Insurance

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Surplus Employee

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What Employer Should I Put When Applying for Unemployment if I Worked for a Temp Staffing Agency?

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Alj ruled in favor on my claim in Az, but I'm being shorted benefits anyway

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About Unemployment-tips.com

Answering questions about collecting unemployment benefits is how I dealt with being laid off .. and still having to fight for benefits

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(No, the link to Amazon above is not an affiliate link because as some would know .. Colorado ticked Amazon off by passing something called a "nexus" tax law).

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How do you get a hold of a live person at the NYDOL unemployment division?

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