After checking out the liable state's unemployment laws, it's quite possible to feel as if little light has been shed on how your unemployment claim should work out.
The good news .. I tried to include additional resources that explain what a law, statute, or regulation might mean for you and especially to the liable state unemployment agency in control of deciding who was at fault for the loss of a job, as it conforms to laws and regulations, including other issues such as how to monetarily qualify an unemployment claim, and all the ongoing conditional eligibility requirements important to those who need to keep collecting unemployment benefits each week .. employed again, or benefits are exhausted.
The United States Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration provides a good jumping off place to understand your issue before you quit, or get fired, as well as before you apply for benefits, or before you represent yourself at a tribunal unemployment hearing .. whether that hearing is held by phone, or in person.
On a personal note, let me say, it's the Unemployment Insurance Law Comparison Charts I head for first when I need to answer a question about how an unemployment law might work differently in one state .. vs another.
When you find a broken link, let me know and I'll do my best to search and find out where the information may of been moved .. by none other than a state, or federal government entity.
I've fixed a ton of links over the years, but my life in 2017 put me way behind on this area of website maintenance.
To find all of 2017's Unemployment Insurance Comparison Charts, click here. (The USDOL generally updates the charts for the current year in mid summer.)
Most of the links below are still going to the 2016 chartbooks. If you find some useful information in one, or more, please be diligent and double check the info wasn't changed for the year 2017 .. until the new charts for 2018 arrive.
Government websites move and eliminate links. Sometimes it seems they do so, as often as I pick the clutter up and off my bathroom counter ..
Please, if you find a broken link please email me and I'll do my best to find something I think is needed.
And by the way .. if you know of any official resource and you think would be helpful to others, show it to me. If it helps and I don't have it here .. I'll add it.
The state of Alabama is not as forthcoming with the sort of information an employee might call useful to know how, or if they can collect unemployment benefits, but here's a link to Alabama's UI statutes and if you need more information, you can also check the USDOL chartbooks up above.
Alaska is one of the three states in the country that when an employee tell me they didn't get benefits they had to pay an unemployment tax for .. I know they are correct.
This may also be the reason, Alaska unemployment recipiency rate, is consistently higher than most other states.
Arizona unemployment is indicative of what has happened in many states to reduce recipients of benefits to the lowest levels ever. Arizona, has one of the lowest maximum weekly unemployment benefits amount in the country as well.
It's also one of a handful of states that makes finding affordable representation at an unemployment appeal hearing, a bigger challenge, that is.. if you're the claimant in the matter.
I think California does a good job of supplying information I think is helpful, for those needing to understand if, how and why, they may be able to receive unemployment benefits.
Delaware - Do you know where
Many discussions in the Q&A's link to specific pages in many of the resources to help explain the reasoning behind any answer or question I might of asked.