Had unemployment hearing for misconduct and won, but now denied for refusing work.
I was layed off from my job and my previous employer appealed my unemployment claim. I won the hearing and was "not denied unemployment for misconduct" and also was stated in the judgement that there was no proof that I refused work, as I was never offered it, and the employer could not prove that they did.
I waited awhile for my unemployment status to change, but it never did so I sent an email to a Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations worker, and they told me that the hearing was about misconduct associated with work, and that I would have to file ANOTHER appeal for the "refusing work" claim.
So I was under the assumption that having already been addressed in the previous hearing, and having absolutely no reason to believe there was any issue with any misconduct. So since I only a day or two ago found out about this, and I've been waiting for awhile for them to get back into contact with me, my appeal is going to be past due.
I'm sure that my ignorance as to what was going on in my case is not going to fly, but do I at least have a tiny bit of a good reason for having a late appeal? Or does this appeal just need to be filed within 20-30 days from my LAST hearing?
First things first.
Tell me what the determinations said. Both of them if you received two denials for both misconduct and refusal of work.
And then, I hope you still have your hearing notice .. tell me what the "ISSUES" were.
Are they and the "hearing decision" talking about the same refusal of work?
If they are .. I would fax a copy of the hearing decision to them and tell them the issue has already had a decision rendered on it and to give you your benefits .. please.