Hey there. So I've been searching for quite some time and cant find the answer I need so ANY responses and information will be GREATLY appreciated!
So I was fired from my job on August 30, 2011. I didn't apply for Unemployment benefits right away b.c honestly, the fire was a shock and I have never been unemployed. My understanding was that if you are terminated, you can NOT
collect unemployment. Then I read that if it wasn't for good cause, I may be eligible.
I was fired for being late for a meeting that was cancelled by one of my supervisors on Friday; the meeting was on the following Tuesday. My boss said that I lacked "interest" in my job and that "it wasnt for me." (pfff. if i had a nickel for all the people that actually liked his/her job, I would have 6 nickels
I finally filed in October. The lady asked why I didn't call the day I was terminated and I told her I didn't know if I could collect and I had been trying to call for a couple weeks. She told me that my employer should have provided me with Unemployment information and because of the long lines on the phones that she had pushed my filing date to October 2nd.
On Oct. 27th I received my "Benefit Determination" form that states my wages paid, my benefit rate, pay rate, etc. My effective date listed is October 2nd, 2011. I have been claiming benefits every week since. So it has been about 8 weeks.
On my form, under the "Separation Code" (where your employer states why you were separated from work) it says Unknown. Online on WebCert it displays the following info:
Remaining balance on your unemployment insurance account
Week ending date for which you last claimed benefits
November 26, 2011
Date that your last claim certification was processed
November 29, 2011
Your current claim certification filing choice
**This message is displayed in the Messages section.
"Your claim is being processed. If additional information is required to determine your eligibility for benefits, you will be contacted."
Ok, I know that I should probably just wait for a call from a UI representative and that's fine but I am going on 8 weeks without hearing anything and I am in desperate need of money for bills.
My question is, do you think I will be approved for UI benefits and do you have any idea on WHEN I will receive a notice stating if I'm qualified or disqualified?
Thank you so much for any advice!