Bettendorf, IA asked in Employment Law for Illinois

Q: My former employer is contesting my eligibility to receive unemployment benefits 4 months since my file date. Legal?

I was laid off for a short period so I am filed for unemployment benefits for that period Only to be Fired a couple days after coming back so I have been receiving benefits for the past four months as I look for work. Just recently they have raised a claim that I am not eligible because either I was still working full-time or some issue about the timing. I was notified that they are claiming I quit voluntarily when I was actually fired I’m really not sure what to do here or how to prove that I was truly terminated.

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1 Lawyer Answer
James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg
  • Rochelle, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: You need to make an appointment to see a lawyer ASAP. Bring all the documents you have regarding your unemployment benefits to the appointment.

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