Active issues on unemployment claim

Active issues on unemployment claim DEFAULT

Thousands of UI claims in 'active issues' preventing benefit payments

PHOENIX, AZ — Unemployment benefits are beginning to flow for some who have been waiting weeks for payment while their cases were in an "active issues" status with the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES), according to ABC15 viewers.

But many others are still waiting. Phoenix mom, Alicia Cordova's claim is one of them. She says she filed for unemployment on March 20.

"I have called easily over 1000 times," she said. She gotten through five times.

"Out of those five times, only one person knew what they were talking about and was transparent with what my case was," she said. "The last person finally told me no you’re waiting for an adjudicator."

According to DES there are still about 45,000 claims with "active issues" that need to be investigated before benefits will be approved.

The most common problems involves questions about a claimants ability to work, availability to work, voluntarily leaving employment, being discharged from employment, and receiving severance or vacation pay, according to a statement from DES spokesman Brett Bezio.

Regardless of the issue Bezio says, "an adjudicator will conduct a fact-finding to resolve any issues." That can include phone calls to the claimant and employer. "These reviews do take time as we must ensure we are adequately processing applications according to set guidelines and statutes."

DES says about 250 workers are dedicated to doing those reviews right now.

But Alicia, who also moderates a Facebook page about unemployment claims issues where workers share information they've learned while navigating the system. She says some in the group have been able to get a resolution just by calling in.

"It's kind of luck of the draw," she said. " It depends on who you get because some people clear their issues out with the agent."

"Per federal rules, contracted call center agents are not allowed to respond to questions about existing claims," Bezio said. Contractor ValorIT representatives "are only able to handle calls related to initial claims and PIN resets."

As of last week's check, ValorIT representatives made up about 120 of the unemployment office's 250 call center agents.

For now, Alicia says the Facebook group will have to do but she wishes DES

"We’re kind of like the blind leading the blind. But we’re just trying to streamline all that information that we’re putting together...that should be a little bit more forthcoming from DES," she said. "If DES were more forthcoming then we probably wouldn’t even need I guess a support group."

Sours: https://www.abc15.com/rebound/getting-back-to-work/thousands-of-ui-claims-in-active-issues-preventing-benefit-payments

Adjudication FAQs

What is Adjudication?

What is Adjudication?

Adjudication is an investigation in which the claimant, employer, and any other interested party may be contacted to obtain information about a specific issue on an individual’s claim. When information provided by the claimant or the employer indicates that the claimant's separation from employment was due to reasons other than lack of work, the claim must be referred for adjudication. Other issues that may require an investigation with the claimant and employer include the claimant’s receipt of vacation or separation pay. If the claimant raises a question regarding ability for work or availably for work, the claimant may need to be contacted for additional information.

After obtaining the needed information, the Division of Employment Security issues a determination that either allows or denies benefits. A copy of this determination is mailed to all interested parties. Parties may also view the determination on their online account.

What is a determination?

What is a determination?

A determination is a written notice that is sent to the employer and claimant if the determination refers to the claimant’s separation from employment or receipt of vacation or separation pay. Only the claimant will receive a determination if it is regarding their ability for work or availably for work. An individual may be disqualified if he or she quit a job, was discharged, refused a job referral, refuses a job, is not able to work, is not available for work, received vacation or separation pay, and refuses to enter and/or complete local employment office approved training. Interested parties may appeal an unfavorable determination. Failing to meet eligibility requirements may also be disqualifying.

What are the eligibility requirements to receive weekly benefits?

What are the eligibility requirements to receive weekly benefits?

There are FOUR criteria that you must meet to be eligible for unemployment benefits in North Carolina:

  • You must be unemployed due to no fault of your own (the Division will make this determination based upon information provided by you and your last employer);
  • You must be considered monetarily eligible (earned sufficient wages to establish a claim);
  • You must be physically able, available and actively seeking work (you could start work tomorrow if you’re offered a job); and  
  • You must register for work with your resident state's job service office. In North Carolina that service is NCWorks Online.
What kind of work must I accept?

What kind of work must I accept?

You must be able and available to accept any suitable work for which you have reasonable qualifications and work experience.

What does it mean when my claim is "pending" adjudication?

What does it mean when my claim is "pending" adjudication?

Unresolved issues on a claim may be pending an adjudication decision for the following reasons:

  • The claim is awaiting a 10-day response from the employer as required by law for any unresolved separation from employment or separation pay issue.
  • A weekly certification has not been filed by the claimant.
  • The Division is awaiting additional information from either the employer or the claimant in order to process a determination.
Will I get a call/correspondence from the Adjudication Unit?

Will I get a call/correspondence from the Adjudication Unit?

Only when additional information is needed to process the claim.

IMPORTANT: The more detailed information provided on the initial questionnaire regarding separation from employment, the better. This may decrease the likelihood of additional information being requested.

What is an issue?

What is an issue?

An issue is an act or circumstance that could affect eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits based on North Carolina Employment Security law. Whenever an issue is discovered, benefit payments may be interrupted until the issue is resolved. There are three possible resolutions to an issue: 

1. The issue disqualifies either a portion or all unemployment insurance benefits.

2. The issue is not disqualifying; benefits are allowed. 

3. The issue is determined to be an error and can be removed by the Division of Employment Security (DES).

**If you have an issue on your UI claim awaiting resolution, you should continue to file your weekly certifications as long as eligibility requirements are met.

Who is considered to be my last employer?

Who is considered to be my last employer?

When a new claim is filed, your last employer is the most recent employer from whom you intended to work at least 30 calendar days. This does not include self-employment. Self-employment means working as a 1099 independent contractor or performing freelance work.

If you work a part-time job while also employed full time, and employment ended with the full-time employer, the full-time employer is your last employer. If still employed part time, continue to report earnings Sunday through Saturday when weekly certifications are filed.

Why would an employer dispute an unemployment claim?

Why would an employer dispute an unemployment claim?

Employers typically dispute unemployment claims for one of two reasons: 

1. The amount the employer pays toward unemployment insurance tax is based on the number of claims filed against the employer. 

2. The employer concluded the claimant was separated for cause.

As an Employer, why do we need to provide additional documentation if North Carolina is an at-will state?

As an Employer, why do we need to provide additional documentation if North Carolina is an at-will state?

At-will means the employer is not required to provide the employee a reason for separation. At-will does not apply to eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits. Unemployment insurance is based on North Carolina Employment Security law.

What would disqualify me from receiving unemployment benefits?

What would disqualify me from receiving unemployment benefits?

A claimant may be disqualified from unemployment benefits if he or she is discharged for misconduct, willful behavior, or other justifiable causes that resulted in termination. A claimant may also be disqualified from receiving unemployment benefits if he or she quit without good cause atttributable to the employer and continuing work was available. In addition, a claimant may be disqualified for all or partial benefits if he or she does not meet eligibility requirements or is receiving separation pay.

What happens if the employer does not respond to the Division’s request for separation information?

What happens if the employer does not respond to the Division’s request for separation information?

If the employer does not respond, the Adjudication Unit will review the claimant’s information to decide if additional information is needed before making a determination. 

What is a separation payment?

What is a separation payment?

Separation payment is any payment that was made, is being made, or will be made as a result of separation from employment. Separation pay may be in the form of: 

1. Wages in lieu of notice

2. Accrued vacation, Paid time off (PTO), and/or sick pay*

3. Terminal leave pay

4. Severance pay

5. Dismissal payments or wages (no matter what they are called)

*Accrued vacation, PTO, and/or sick pay will not be considered as separation pay if the payment was issued as a result of the employer's written policy established prior to the claimant’s last day of work.

What effect does separation pay have on my eligibility for benefits?

What effect does separation pay have on my eligibility for benefits?

Separation pay 

A claimant is not eligible for unemployment benefits during the coverage period of separation pay. This includes severance pay, wages in lieu of notice pay, and any other dismissal payments.

Vacation pay 

Vacation paywill not be considered if the payment was issued as a result of the employer's written policy established prior to the last day of work. Claimants receiving accrued vacation, PTO, and/or sick pay under these conditions will not be disqualified from receiving benefits. If no employer’s written policy existed prior to the last day worked, the claimant is not eligible for unemployment benefits during the coverage period of vacation pay.

Does receiving Social Security Administration disability payments affect my unemployment benefits?

Does receiving Social Security Administration disability payments affect my unemployment benefits?

  • If you have a pending application or appeal for disability benefits, you are not eligible for unemployment benefits. 
  • If you are receiving total disability benefits, you are not eligible for unemployment benefits.  
  • If you are receiving partial disability benefits and are able to work, you may still qualify for unemployment benefits.

*If you are denied disability benefits and do not intend to appeal, contact the Customer Call Center (1-888-737-0259) for assistance.

Will receipt of worker's compensation affect my unemployment benefits?

Will receipt of worker's compensation affect my unemployment benefits?

In order to qualify for benefits, you must be able and available to work. If you are currently receiving worker's compensation benefits, you must inform the Customer Call Center (1-888-737-0259) immediately. The Division will determine whether you are eligible to receive benefits based upon the specifics of your worker's compensation claim and North Carolina Employment Security law.

Am I eligible for benefits during a leave of absence from my job?

Am I eligible for benefits during a leave of absence from my job?

Generally, you are not eligible for benefits during a leave of absence from your job. In order to be eligible for benefits, you must be unemployed through no fault of your own, be actively seeking work, and be able and available to accept work if it is offered to you. The Division will make a determination in each case.

What if I am out of work due to a strike by my union?

What if I am out of work due to a strike by my union?

An individual is disqualified for benefits if the Division determines the individual’s total or partial unemployment is caused by a labor dispute. 

What if I do free-lance work or other odd jobs while receiving unemployment benefits?

What if I do free-lance work or other odd jobs while receiving unemployment benefits?

If you do free-lance work, odd jobs, or other types of self-employment, you must be able, available, and actively seeking suitable work. Report gross earnings during the week earned (Sunday-Saturday) regardless of when the pay is received. 

Can I check the status of my unemployment claim online?

Can I check the status of my unemployment claim online?

Yes, this can be viewed by logging into your online account. For questions regarding the status of your claim, contact the Customer Call Center (1-888-737-0259).

I received my determination letter and it states I am “not disqualified.” What does this mean?

I received my determination letter and it states I am “not disqualified.” What does this mean?

This means you are eligible for benefits based on the particular issue.

I received more than one determination letter. Who do I need to contact for clarification?

I received more than one determination letter. Who do I need to contact for clarification?

For questions regarding the status of your claim, contact the Customer Call Center (1-888-737-0259).

What happens if I disagree with the determination?

What happens if I disagree with the determination?

You may file an appeal. Instructions on how to appeal are included in the determination letter.

Can I contact the Adjudication Unit to provide additional information once I receive my determination?

Can I contact the Adjudication Unit to provide additional information once I receive my determination?

Unfortunately, once your determination has been made, the case file is closed in the Adjudication Unit. If you file an appeal, your additional information can be provided at that time.

As an employer, who do I need to contact for assistance when responding to a claim or to update contact information?

As an employer, who do I need to contact for assistance when responding to a claim or to update contact information?

You may contact the Employer Call Center at 919-707-1150, toll free at 866-278-3822, or update via your online account.

Sours: https://des.nc.gov/need-help/faqs/adjudication-faqs
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File for Unemployment: FAQs
What does my status mean?

Not sure what your status means in ReEmployME?

These statuses are based on your weekly certification

Common Statuses

Payments:
Your weekly certification has been processed and approved. Allow 1-2 business days after the date shown for the payment to appear on your debit card or bank account.

Exception: if the date shown is 9/9/9999, the Department needs to confirm your identity. Fraudulent claims have increased substantially during the pandemic. You will need to send in proof of identification. More information.

Excessive Earnings:
Your weekly certification has been processed. The money that you earned during the week was $5 or more greater than your weekly benefit amount. Therefore, you are not eligible for unemployment benefits for the week. Watch this video for more information.

Issue on File:
There is an issue with your initial claim or weekly certification that may require a fact-finding interview to resolve. The Department will contact you if more information is needed.

Exhausted Benefits:
All unemployment claims have a maximum benefit amount, which can be found on the home screen of your ReEmployME account. Once you reach your maximum benefit amount, no additional funds can be paid to you.

Insufficient Wage Claim:
To be eligible for unemployment benefits, you must be connected to the workforce - have a work history. This is determined by the amount of wages earned during the past five full calendar quarters. Earnings for those quarters are reported to the Department by employers. An Insufficient Wage Claim means that the Department does not have enough information on your wages to determine if you are eligibility. The Department is researching your earnings to determine your eligibility. You do not to provide additional information unless contacted.

Supplemental Payment:
An adjustment to a previously paid benefit.

Pension Exceeds WBA:
Your weekly certification has been processed. The pension you received was greater than your weekly benefit amount. Therefore, you are not eligible for unemployment benefits for the week.

Offset Statuses

Offset Week:
Your weekly certification has been processed and approved. The entire benefit for the week was put towards a previous overpayment of unemployment benefits that must be repaid.

Interstate Offset:
Your weekly certification has been processed and approved. The entire benefit for the week was used to offset an outstanding overpayment in another state.

Cancelled Offset:
 Your weekly certification was processed, approved and used to reduce a previously determined overpayment. However, the benefit for the week will no longer be used for the repayment.

Waiting Period Statuses

Waiting Period Week:
Your weekly certification has been processed and approved. Maine law states that an individual serve a “waiting week” when first filing an unemployment claim. Therefore, your first weekly certification is not payable.

Cancelled Waiting Period Week:

A week that was originally processed as a valid waiting period has been reprocessed and the waiting period credit has been cancelled. This cancelled week can be overridden by a payment if determined eligible.

Trade Readjustment Assistance (TRA) benefits Statuses

Not in Training:
Your weekly certification has been processed. Because you are not in approved training as required to be eligible for Trade Readjustment Assistance (TRA) benefits, the weekly benefit is not payable.

No Waiver:
Your weekly certification has been processed. Because you are not in approved training and had not provided a Waiver as required to be eligible for Trade Readjustment Assistance (TRA) benefits, the weekly benefit is not payable.

No Time Sheet:

Your weekly certification has been processed. Because you have not provided a time sheet as required to be eligible for Trade Readjustment Assistance (TRA) benefits, the weekly benefit is not payable.

TRA Issue:
Your weekly certification has been processed. However, an eligibility requirement issue is preventing payment of Trade Readjustment Assistance (TRA) benefits. A fact-finding interview will be held to determine your eligibility. The Department will contact you with a date and time for the interview.

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Sours: https://www.maine.gov/unemployment/faq/statusfaq/

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Overpayments

Why am I overpaid?

An overpayment occurs when a claimant receives benefits for which he or she is not entitled.

What is the penalty for failing to report my earnings?                                                     

An overpayment will be established and you may be assessed a disqualification for a time period up to one year. Unemployment fraud is punishable by Law. You could get up to 30 days in jail and/or be fined up to $500.00 for each week benefits are unlawfully received.

Will I be charged interest on the overpaid unemployment benefits?

Yes. Interest will accrue at the rate of 1% per month on the unpaid balance.     

Where do I send my payments?

Payments may be mailed to:

Mississippi Department of Employment Security
Benefit Payment Control Department
PO Box 22730
Jackson  MS  39225-2273

Please write ONLY the last four digits of your Social Security Number on your payment to ensure that the correct account is credited.

Can I set up monthly payments?

A minimum payment of $150 every thirty days is required in order to avoid legal action to collect the non-fraud debt.  

Can I pay less than the required monthly payment?

Any amount submitted will be applied to the outstanding balance. However, in order to prevent legal action from being taken, you must submit the required payment of $150 every thirty days for non-fraud debt .

Can you take the overpayment amount out of my benefits?

If you are eligible for unemployment benefits, and file weekly claims, the amount of your benefit payment will automatically be applied toward your overpayment.

Can you take half of my benefits, and send me the other half?

No. The entire amount of your benefit payment will be applied toward your overpayment until it is cleared.

I did not work for the employer that is stated on my Audit Letter or Notice of Determination for the weeks listed. How can I correct this error? 

You must contact the employer in question and have them write a letter (on their company letterhead) to the Benefit Payment Control Dept. This letter must include your name, Social Security number, and a statement regarding the incorrect wage information.

I did not get a benefit payment for the weeks listed on the Audit Letter or Notice of Determination. What do I need to do?

If a week is listed on your Audit Letter, our records indicate a payment was sent to you for that week. If you did not receive this payment, you will need to contact the MDES Call Center.

Why haven't I received a cancellation when I paid the full amount with a personal check?

Personal checks take up to 30 days to clear the bank.

If I have a collection lien/warrant on my credit report, how can I get it removed once I have paid the full amount of my overpayment?

We will send you a copy of the lien cancellation that is sent to the Circuit Clerk. You need to present that as proof to the credit bureau that you have paid your overpayment in full. We do not communicate with the credit bureau.

Why wasn't I informed that my wages could be garnished?

You were informed on your Notice of Determination about the legal steps that can be taken if you fail to make payments as required. You were also informed on a First and Final Notice.

What is a collection warrant?

A collection warrant is a lien that is enrolled on the judgment book at the Circuit Clerk's office to collect on an overpayment. (See Section 71-5-367 MESC Law and Regulations).

Sours: http://mdes.ms.gov/unemployment-faqs/

On claim issues active unemployment

What Does Active Issues Mean for Unemployment?

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After you lose your job, you may expect to receive unemployment benefits. In some cases, those benefits can get delayed or interrupted if active issues appear with the unemployment claim. Active issues can happen with any claimant's unemployment claim in any state. Once an issue is established, you must work with the unemployment agency to resolve it.

Types of Active Issues

An active issue on your unemployment claim can be anything that affects your eligibility for unemployment benefits. If your employer disputes the reason you are no longer employed, that can be an active issue. Not being able to work, such as having a medical issue, is also an active issue because you are required to be able to work when receiving unemployment benefits.

However, the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act, signed into law on March 27, 2020 by President Trump in response to the current coronavirus pandemic, does make allowances for workers affected by COVID-19 or deemed high-risk.

Other examples of active issues include being on a leave of absence, receiving worker's compensation, receiving pension income, receiving Social Security income, not being a U.S. citizen, receiving severance pay and being self-employed. It's worth noting that self-employment is no longer a barrier to collecting unemployment insurance in most states. The CARES Act also gives states the ability to currently extend unemployment insurance compensation to self-employed and independent contractors.

Timing of Claim

Active issues can arise at any time during your unemployment claim. When you initially file your unemployment claim you may immediately have active issues, such as a dispute from your past employer regarding the reason for separation. Additionally, while you are collecting benefits you may have a different active issue arise that can pause or delay your benefits.

Effects on Unemployment Claim

When an active issue appears, you will get either a letter or a phone call from a claims representative. You will be told what the issue is and may be asked a series of questions. This is because the unemployment agency must investigate this issue to determine if your unemployment benefits can continue to be paid.

In some instances, your benefits may be stopped or you may be told that you need to pay back past benefit pay. Other times you may be told that all is well and your claim will resume with back pay for the period of time that your claim was paused for the investigation.

Resolution of Active Issues

You are always given a chance to contribute to the unemployment agency's investigation of the active issue. If your claim gets denied or stopped as a result of the active issue, you are given a chance to appeal the decision. Usually you only have 10 days to make the appeal.

Full appeal instructions are sent to you by mail and vary slightly by state. During the appeal process you will be interviewed and will need to state your case against the decision. If the appeal does not go your way, you are given on additional appeal chance.

Sours: https://www.sapling.com/8687893/active-issues-mean-unemployment
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