7 Rules for Minnesota Unemployment Eligibility You Didn’t Know About

There are seven rules for Minnesota Unemployment Eligibility.  Yes, there are many other rules and guidelines an applicant should consider, but 7 big ones at a minimum.

Before taking on the unemployment office, consider the following.

First, Bad News About Minnesota Unemployment Eligibility

Bad news first, right? The unemployment office looks at eligibility issues on a week by week basis. This means a person eligible today might not be eligible in a week.

In other words, a person trying to collect unemployment can get denied in any given week.

On the other hand, being ineligible this week might mean you can become eligible next week.  Thus, take these 7 rules seriously.

Good News About Minnesota Unemployment Eligibility

Minnesota has one of the highest levels of benefits. For some people, applicants can receive nearly $775 dollars per week for a total of nearly $20,000 over a 26 week period.

Even though lower paying jobs offer less in benefits, it is nice to know that many Minnesotans can keep a roof over their head and food in the fridge upon obtaining benefits.

Knowing this, let me introduce 7 rules I believe are critical.

7 Rules for Minnesota Unemployment Eligibility

Okay, here are the first seven rules every applicant seeking or trying to collect unemployment should consider:

  1. Minnesota rules and statutes are not the same. To start your research, consider Minnesota statute 268.085.
  2. Except for those in special programs like CLIMB, applicants are required to seek suitable employment.
  3. Unemployment audits are always a possibility
  4. The unemployment office has different rules for quitting versus getting fired.
  5. There are lots of ways unemployment benefits can get delayed.
  6. Independent contractors run into problems.
  7. Unemployed workers seeking out employment agencies sometimes run into problems too.

How Can An Unemployment Lawyer Help?

Attorney Jasper Berg

Other Unemployment Issues

Absolutely, there are going to be a number of additional issues every applicant should be concerned with. However, they are going to be case by case. After all, each claim is different because each claim started with a different employer and boss.

Nonetheless, I recommend to each applicant considering benefits to know how or why they are eligible for benefits before filling out their application for benefits.

Next, every worker or applicant should read Minnesota statute 268.095 and ask themselves how it applies to their own situation.

Then, I believe every applicant trying to help themselves with Minnesota unemployment eligibility should determine whether there is more than one way for them to become eligible for benefits.