Cambridge, MA asked in Employment Law for Connecticut

Q: Can I still collect for unemployment benefits if I got denied for a period time?

Legal question. I was collecting unemployment from March to July. Then I found a seasonal summer job (for 5 weeks) but I quit because of covid restrictions that my Resident state CT put on my Employer’s state RI in August. The appeal referee found me that I left the job for personal reasons and thus my appeal is dismissed. Also they are asking me to return an overpayment of 14weeks benefits from September to November. However, the referee wrote that I “qualify for the waiver of the overpayment amount under Section 31-273-4a of CT”. My questions are; First,if I return the money can I collect unemployment from December to today and continue collecting since the job I left was seasonal until October and now I can’t find any job of my occupation in my State. Second, I would like to know more about the waiver that the referee wrote that I qualify for. Does it mean I can get a discount for the money I have to return back? I don’t have the amount they are asking me to return. Thank you.

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Joseph Maya
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  • Westport, CT
  • Licensed in Connecticut

A: I am sorry to hear about your situation. You will probably need to hire an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut to fully address your legal questions. I wish you the best of luck in the resolution of your situation.

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