Hello I worked at a restaurant while being a full time student until February of 2009, I applied for unemployment in Illinois in May and got accepted and I continued to be a full time student, It hasn’t been until a few weeks ago( January 2010) that the school officer for the unemployment office denied me benfits for being a full time student. I have appealed, what are my chances of winning since i’ve been a full time student the whole time and Should I recomend an In-person hearing so I could show them my past school records and if I lose the case will I have to re-pay the benfits that I got already while being a student? Thank you for your help.
Did you inform the state, when you applied that you were a full-time student?
Because this is what the USDOL says Illinois’s stance on collecting while being a full time students.
“Yes, ineligible when principal occupation is a student unless attends approved training.”
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