Originally Posted by olympus877
I won the appeal in new york for unemployment, how soon will I be able to collect my benefits
I know your post is old, but heres hoping... WHAT were you appealing that you say you "WON the appeal"? I am wondering if your circumstance was like my current one.
FYI: I am in New York State. I am trying to get my Unemp Benefits Start Date backdated two months to when I first became unemployed but did not file because I believed I was ineligible.
I ended work in October, but didnt apply for Unemp until Dec. I waited because I didnt think I was eligible since I didnt have "wages" from W2s only income from 1099s. Meanwhile I was fighting my ex boss via the IRS to show that he fraudulently misclassified me as an independent contractor so he wouldnt have to pay employer taxes.
In December a friend said I should try anyway, and after being asked for lots of documentation, UI approved my claim because they felt that my work circumstances were really that of an employee, not an independent contractor. (as a side note, my ex boss did decide to reclassify me retroactively because he is afraid of the IRS auditing him. sleaazzzzyyy!)
I am kicking myself in the behind for not just trying to apply in October but the standard rule has been in NY that independant contractors arent eligible.
I doubt I will get my start date backdated two months, but hey, Ive got lots of time on my hands now so may as well try!
Anyone EVER win a claim for a backdated start date?