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Old 02-14-2011, 07:39 AM
 
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Default Question about money left on claim

I have a question about the money that is left on my claim. It may be nothing for me to worry about, but I figured I'd check in.

I just begun receiving Tier 1 benefits about a week ago, at my rate of $393 per week. I also received a letter from UI stating that I am receiving these benefits and am entitled to a total of $7,860 (my weekly rate times 20). However, when I log into the UI system, it says that I have about $4,200 left in my account, about 11 weeks worth.

So does this number increase as I exhaust more benefits, or am I only entitled to the $4,200 or so? I guess I was under the impression that the money left in my account would reflect the total dollar amount of what I would be entitled to under the 20 weeks of Tier 1 benefits. Would they just add funds in the middle of my Tier 1 claim?
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:58 AM
 
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I have a question about the money that is left on my claim. It may be nothing for me to worry about, but I figured I'd check in.

I just begun receiving Tier 1 benefits about a week ago, at my rate of $393 per week. I also received a letter from UI stating that I am receiving these benefits and am entitled to a total of $7,860 (my weekly rate times 20). However, when I log into the UI system, it says that I have about $4,200 left in my account, about 11 weeks worth.

So does this number increase as I exhaust more benefits, or am I only entitled to the $4,200 or so? I guess I was under the impression that the money left in my account would reflect the total dollar amount of what I would be entitled to under the 20 weeks of Tier 1 benefits. Would they just add funds in the middle of my Tier 1 claim?
How do you go to tier 1 without first exhausting all the benefits in your original state claim?

I believe you are entitled to the total of 7, 860.
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Old 02-14-2011, 08:04 AM
 
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Oh I did exhaust all of my original benefits, about $10,000 and then the $4,200 was added in.
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Old 02-14-2011, 08:08 AM
 
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Oh I did exhaust all of my original benefits, about $10,000 and then the $4,200 was added in.
Did you work during that period? That seems strange that they would add $4,200 to your original claim. Doesn't make sense to me.
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Old 02-14-2011, 08:14 AM
 
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I did freelance work for a few months, but from what I understand, that had no bearing on anything other than when my Tier 1 benefits kicked in, not the amount of benefits I receive. I still fall within the deadlines for all three Tiers of benefits.

The $4,200 added in was for the Tier 1 benefits that I just started after exhausting the regular benefits. Once my regular benefits got down to $0, Tier 1 kicked in and $4,200 was added into my account. Then I got a letter saying I was entitled to $7,860.
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Old 02-14-2011, 08:20 AM
 
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I did freelance work for a few months, but from what I understand, that had no bearing on anything other than when my Tier 1 benefits kicked in, not the amount of benefits I receive. I still fall within the deadlines for all three Tiers of benefits.

The $4,200 added in was for the Tier 1 benefits that I just started after exhausting the regular benefits. Once my regular benefits got down to $0, Tier 1 kicked in and $4,200 was added into my account. Then I got a letter saying I was entitled to $7,860.
OK, seems like an error on part of the department.
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Old 02-14-2011, 10:23 AM
 
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That would be my guess. Or perhaps it's just they way the system works for some reason. I'm not too worried about it, since I do have the letter from them stipulating the benefits I'm entitled to.
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:41 PM
 
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Has anyone else ever heard of something like this happening? I've heard of the balance going down to $0, before the next Tier kicks in, but I can't seem to find anything about not enough funds for the 20 weeks being out in in the first place.
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