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Reapplication for unemployment benefits? or Appeal a denial of unemployment benefits?

by Laura
(Wilmington. DE)

Hello Chris,

I quit my job of 2 1/2 years in NYC in May of 2008. Ignorantly, I applied for unemployment benefits, listing my reason for quitting, as well as my reason for applying as; "going back to school" (wasn't really the reason, the job was very very stressful and I was becoming ill. I was only 27 at the time, with no previous health conditions, clearly something was wrong with the picture. School was an option and ultimately where I ended up). After reading several excerpts from your site, I quickly realized I should've done a bit of reading and research prior to doing so. Anyway, I did return to school nearly one year and a half after quitting and being denied benefits in NY (from August of 2009 - May of 2010, attended school in DE). I have had a couple of part-time jobs between now and then (May 2008, that is) to help pay the bills while studying for my entrance exams. These were all prior to moving from NY to Delaware for school (August 2009). So far going back to school is great, its tough, but I dont mind the challenge. Unfortunately, after careful consideration and endless "number running", my finances really will not allow for me to go back to school for another year. I have actively been seeking employment in DE and surrounding states for about 5 or 6 months. I havent had much luck at all. I began selling some old things on E-bay after finals, this past May 2010. It has been at least some kind of help in getting me through the summer months. I would really like to work and continue living here in DE (I have no desire to return to my home state, NY). Should I apply for unemployment benefits? I was hoping that perhaps you might have some suggestions in terms of starting a business, reapplying for benefits in a new state and/or appealing the NY decision with documentation. Thanks so much for your time.

Hi Laura,

Application for a new benefit year. Much too late for an "appeal" regarding a claim that has expired.

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