Debra La Vista
about 1 month ago
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Retraction of Deo funds

Does anyone have any idea how long your employer or DEO can deny your unemployment benefits? I started getting checks May 26th but afraid to pay bills Incase my employer decides to deny me. I took time off due to my age and health issues during the virus. Any advise I cannot get thru to DEO Thank you. Debbie #unemployment #unemploymentbenefits

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Debra La Vista
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Not sure what any of these comments mean

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Helena Cabacungan
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I don’t understand

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Christopher Cross
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Need help

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Lauren Brucato
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Hey Debra - what state are you in? I think it will depend on that. To be clear, you're saying that you started receiving UI benefits, but you're not sure if you might still get denied and have to give that money back?

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Lauren Brucato
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From what I've read, the government makes an initial determination about your application within a few weeks (in coordination with your employer). I believe that if you've started getting benefits, it means the government approved you in this initial stage. It looks like, depending on the state, the employer has between 10-14 days to contest the claim. It seems like you're outside that window as long as it isn't different under the current circumstances. This is where I found the information: https://legalbeagle.com/13660852-how-much-time-does-a-employer-have-to-respond-to-unemployment-benefits-for-a-fired-employee.html

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Rafael Angel LopezFerrer Sr.
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I suppose that by DEO you mean Department of Employment Opportunity. If an unemployment claim is contested by a past employer (a claim goes back from 6 to 12 or 18 months), you can appeal. Keep in mind that you will be appealing in front of an administrative law judge and the entire court session will be recorded. If you have to bring in legal counsel, do so.

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Richard Tususian
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Dear Claimant,

We are writing to remind you that, under current Federal law and US DOL guidelines, this is the last benefit week for $600 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) payments in New York. That means when you submit your weekly certification between Sunday 7/26 and Saturday 8/1, you will be certifying for your final week of FPUC.

This may change if Congress takes action to extend Americans' unemployment benefits, and we will advise you of any changes.

In addition, we want to remind you about two recent benefit extensions:

Traditional Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits are now extended for up to 59 weeks: Traditional UI lasts for 26 weeks in New York, and has been extended by both the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program, which adds 13 weeks, and the Extended Benefits (EB) program, which adds an additional 20 weeks. Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits are now extended for up to 46 weeks: Under Federal law, those receiving Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) are not eligible for PEUC or EB, but are now eligible for up to 46 weeks of benefits in New York – up from the original 39 weeks. In order to continue receiving your UI or PUA benefits, you must continue to certify every week. There is no need to reapply or contact the NYS DOL, unless you are told to do so. New Yorkers can certify online at labor.ny.gov/signin or on the phone by calling 1-888-581-5812 (for UI) or 1-833-324-0366 (for PUA).

To learn more about extended benefits, visit our PEUC and EB FAQs.

Thank you,

NYS Department of Labor

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Delano Davis
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Your employer has ten days to respond to the DEO, if they do not, you are automatically approved and your checks are legit.

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Arlene Benton
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Debra don’t believe all this free advise because five years ago I collected $3500 close to three months I got unemployment my ex-employer called and told them a bunch of shit and they cut the rest of my money and for five years started sending me a bill from state of NJ for the amount I collected well when COVID-18 hit They did not give a shit I had to pay every last penny of that 3500 before I could start collecting my money

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Arlene Benton
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Debra that’s indeed what happened instead of putting up a fight I just went and found a job not saying that’s what I’m advising you to do. Just not the same circumstances as normal hard to get a hold of anyone on a normal situation much less a dispute, but my last day of work was 3/13 due to COVID-19 I could not start collecting my weekly state unemployment till June but I was fortunate where they started putting the federal cares act $600 right into my acct as of 04/13 good luck on whatever u decide to do

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