I initially filed my claim after losing my job in January. My boss contested it saying that I was an "independent contractor". Well, this battle waged on until I was granted a hearing on July 5th. I WON! It took the Law Judges 3 weeks to render a decision, but they ruled that I was in fact an employee and not an independent contractor. I have filed bi-weekly claims since January....soooo, they will have to back up and pay me from that time. However, how long will it take until I receive this money and until I start receiving regular checks? Any help is appreciated.