What to Expect from Your Unemployment Benefits
So, you qualify for unemployment. What’s next?
You’ve probably got some questions regarding your benefits. Let’s see if we can help answer them.
- How long will my benefits last? Typically, benefits last up to 26 week or until you’ve gained employment. However, if you can only locate part-time or temporary employment, your benefits may not end.
- What do I do if I’ve found a full-time job? You’ll need to contact your unemployment office to report your new job and earnings.
- What do I do if I was overpaid for my unemployment benefits? You’ll need to report all earnings, including any unemployment overpayments, so proper deductions can be made and so you can avoid Unemployment Fraud.
What If I Don’t Qualify for Unemployment Benefits?
If you’ve discovered your unemployment benefits have been denied, all hope is not lost. You can file an appeal but you only have 20 days to do so. You can file online, via phone or fax. A telephone hearing will be had to review your appeal and reconsider your unemployment claim.
However, if you’ve been wrongfully terminated and cannot receive unemployment benefits, you’ll need to hire an attorney to represent your case. Contact our office today to schedule your free consultation.
Looking for more unemployment information? Here are some helpful links to help you out.
- UI Online – File for unemployment benefits
- Benefits.gov – Information available regarding unemployment benefits and other government assistance in Florida
- FloridaJobs.org – Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
- EmployFlorida.com – Employ Florida Marketplace: Resources for job listings, education and training opportunities.
- www.StateofFlorida.com – Florida Unemployment Guide