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Old 12-06-2016, 10:40 AM
 
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So I get laid off every year through the winter. I filed a new claim, got my pin and instructions to file my biweekly claim this week. I have not received my packet in the mail yet. When I try to file my claim online it says I have to reopen my claim. When I look at the status of my claim it has the application from 2015 active and not the 2016. I cannot get through on the phone number and when I do I hold for 10-20minutes and then my call bis just dropped. I am nervous to try and make a claim by phone because I do not want my 2015 account activated,as things have changed and this week is exactly a year since that 2015 claim was activated. I know after a year I would have to do a new claim anyway so I just did it. Why is my new claim not active? How do I file a claim on the new account if it is not active? Completely lost....and need help please!
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Old 12-06-2016, 10:52 AM
 
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If you applied for a new claim before the old one expired, then you're getting the old claim.

If you want a new claim and the old one has expired, the file a new claim now, but make sure it's expired.

Besides that most people must call to REopen their claim.

Actually, there's no reason not to REopen. You can collect off last's year, and when it does expire, open a new one. You'll just lose weeks of benefits if you insist on a new claim for no good reason.
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Old 12-06-2016, 11:01 AM
 
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So to avoid losing weeks I should reopen the old one now and file biweekly claim. Then when that expires in a week will my new application I all ready did kick in? Or will I have to do a new application again? I am just trying to avoid losing weeks if possible. What is the best way to go about that bin my situation?
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Old 12-06-2016, 11:04 AM
 
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The date you applied, is the date you have to live with. If you filed BEFORE the 2015 claim's expiration, then it will never create a new claim. You must apply after the 2015 claim's expiration date.
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Old 12-06-2016, 11:39 AM
 
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So I reopened and now my biweekly claim isn't until December 18th. Will I lose weeks? When I filed for a new claim I was supposed to make the biweekly claim now. Also I looked at the AB date of my claim from 2015 and it was 2 days before I filed the new one this year. Why didn't it expire?
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Old 12-06-2016, 11:42 AM
 
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Also,am I ever going to get through on the phone? When I do I wait and then it just disconnects my call.
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Old 12-06-2016, 11:50 AM
 
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I don't know what an AB Date is. A claim expiraition date is usually called a BYE = benefit year end.

As to calling, you just have to keep trying.
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Old 12-06-2016, 12:07 PM
 
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The year end date was 11/26/2016. I filed a new claim on 11/23/2016. Cannot file my biweekly claim it says to reopen. Now that I reopened it set my filing dates to 12/18. So no matter what I am going to lose 2 weeks pay? This is so wrong if it is true. I don't understand why it even let me file a new claim then.
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Old 12-06-2016, 12:09 PM
 
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Hopefully if I get to talk to someone they can use my new application and I get paid for the weeks I I nitially filed.
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Old 12-06-2016, 12:13 PM
 
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The year end date was 11/26/2016. I filed a new claim on 11/23/2016.
You filed 3 days too soon.

Just tell them what you did and ask for "backdating" for the claim that you just filed, not for the one filed on 11/23. But, yeah, two weeks benefits are at risk because you didn't understand what you were doing.
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