Federal Emergency Benefits if Denied regular UI
(Colorado Unemployment Benefits)
I was fired from my job in September in Colorado without warning on very sketchy reasons. I was initially awarded benefits because the employer did not provide the additional documentation and proof that was requested, as they did not have anything at the time.
They have since appealed the decision and we had our hearing last week. When I first applied the unemployment representative I was working with indicated that if I was found to be at fault for my separation, I don't believe I was, that I would be disqualified for 10 weeks and then able to apply for Emergency benefits if they were available.
I was fairly confident walking into my hearing but my employer had an attorney and changed their story for the 3rd time. I answered all of the questions that were asked by both their attorney and the hearing officer and even objected to some documents that they tried to enter in as evidence.
I am wondering if the UI Rep was correct about the Emergency UI benefits? I am just trying to be two steps ahead in case I do get a unfavorable decision.
What you told me that the deputy or claims rep told you .. does not make any sense to me whatsoever.
EUC benefits are not possible before exhausting regular state unemployment benefits.
10 weeks is the CO disqualification for misconduct which means if you fulfill and serve all the conditions you must to remove the disqualification, you should still have 16 weeks of regular benefits left before the benefit year expires.
So, .. did you have an existing claim already that was reopened when you applied because of this last job separation?
Because that's the only thing that begins to make any sense out of what you've told me.