Unemployment said no, and you don’t know why. The stress of a job ending can multiply if the unemployment office says no.
Luckily, you are going to use your choice to appeal and show them why they are wrong.
Why Did Unemployment Say No
Saying no is easier than saying yes. In the year 2015, Minnesota’s unemployment office improperly paid out $54 million dollars in unemployment benefits.
In other words, the unemployment office is almost forced to say no until applicants, workers or employees are able to prove the State wrong.
No, the Unemployment Office is Wrong
I believe every worker should fight for their benefits. Here are three easy reasons why:
- Filing an unemployment appeal in Minnesota is free,
- The unemployment office gets things wrong all of the time, and
- Even if it requires hard work, you owe it to yourself to make this right.
Unemployment Office Said No to What?
Often, I see Clients get stuck on what their former employer says when sometimes it can be a better use of their time to focus on why the unemployment office said no.
What I mean is this: is there a specific point when you, the applicant forced the unemployment office to say no?
- Were your answers in within application confusing?
- Was there a deadline?
- Do you work for a temp agency?
- Did you receive a severance payment?
- Did you tell the unemployment office that you had a medical issue?
Unfortunately, all of these things can be show stoppers. It doesn’t mean a person cannot receive unemployment benefits. The unemployment needs help to decide in a person’s favor.
Luckily, you can do the easy way (know what law supports your benefits) or the hard way (by guessing).
If Unemployment Said No, Do This Instead
Instead of getting mad or spending silly hours stressing over the process of loosing your house, pony up to a lock solid process:
- Tell yourself you can do this,
- Find out if you have any immediate deadlines,
- Send a letter to your former employer and ask them for a copy of your employment file and anything else you find relevant or important,
- Research what you need to prove and what you need to say to show why you are eligible for unemployment benefits,
- Prepare for your phone conference with an unemployment judge as if you need to prove why you are owed thousands and thousands of dollars.