What does "pending issue" mean?
I applied several weeks ago in Texas, as I've been unemployed since April, my employer had me convinced that I could collect Short Term Disability - well the Insurance Company said I wasn't disabled "enough" but these sons of guns booted me as soon as my FMLA was up - I kept asking them when it was going to be up but they never would tell me - now they have successfully gotten rid of me I guess they didn't want someone with my disability around the office because they treated me like I was a 'leper' - well after wasting my time trying to get STD I finally applied for UI Benefits - now they say I have a "pending issue" and I can't get an answer from them - does this mean I'm in for a "fight"?
Without knowing more .. I would say yes, you're in for a fight.
I'm wondering now, like you, "what" the pending issue is exactly.
They have to issue a determination eventually, on whatever it is .. I have no idea why they aren't willing to share what it is though.
Is it possible that you are not "able and available for work"?