Are You Eligible For Unemployment Insurance?
Unemployment insurance offers benefits to people who are unemployed and meet certain criteria. People can collect these benefits for up to 26 weeks. In order to qualify in California, you need to meet the following three requirements:
- Job loss was beyond your control
- Your past earnings equal a certain amount
- You are actively trying to find work
Qualifying Reasons For Job Loss
To be eligible, you must have been fired or laid off for reasons unrelated to your behavior. If you were fired because of misconduct, you will not be able to file an insurance claim.
You may be able to collect benefits after quitting, but only if your decision was reasonable for your circumstances. This could mean you were experiencing discrimination, harassment or other poor working conditions.
How An Attorney Helps
At Sullivan Law Group APC, we can help you seek insurance benefits while you are unemployed. A lawyer's guidance can be invaluable during this process to prove that you qualify and to ensure that you complete the forms correctly.
Being denied does not necessarily ruin your chances of receiving insurance payment. If your claim is denied, our attorneys can help you appeal it. We will review your documents and circumstances to build a strong argument for your claim.
Guidance As You Search For The Next Step
We know how stressful it is to face unemployment and wonder where you can go next. Let us work with you to secure financial help while you look for the next step. Contact us online or call 619-702-6760 for a free consultation about your options. We are located in San Diego, but will serve clients across the state.