Able, Available, Seeking Suitable Employment

BENEFITS: ABLE, AVAILABLE AND SEEKING SUITABLE WORK

The Law Office of Kenneth Carp understands how an employee, who is called a claimant by state unemployment offices, must be able, available and seeking suitable work. This challenge to the payment of unemployment compensation is at the start of the unemployment claim process and throughout the benefit year. The state paying unemployment benefits often initiates a challenge on its own initiative although an employer can raise the issue. Kenneth Carp says “claimants beware” — you may have to reimburse the state if you were receiving benefits and that state unemployment department later challenges your unemployment benefits.

BENEFITS: ABLE, AVAILABLE AND SEEKING SUITABLE WORK

The Law Office of Kenneth Carp understands how an employee, who is called a claimant by state unemployment offices, must be able, available and seeking suitable work. This challenge to the payment of unemployment compensation is at the start of the unemployment claim process and throughout the benefit year. The state paying unemployment benefits often initiates a challenge on its own initiative although an employer can raise the issue. Kenneth Carp says “claimants beware” — you may have to reimburse the state if you were receiving benefits and that state unemployment department later challenges your unemployment benefits.

DISABILITY AND UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION

When a claimant files for a claim for social security disability (ssd) the claimant is stating to the federal government that the claimant can not work due to a physical disability. The logical unemployment benefits question becomes “if the claimant is “claiming to be SSD eligible then they how can they be able and available for week. Generally unemployment benefits are not denied when an application for ssd is made, however, once ssd benefits are awarded, a claimant can not collect unemployment and ssd at the same time. State unemployment offices can and do ask for reimbursement of unemployment compensation benefits paid. If the state does not get the reimbursement voluntarily the state can intercept tax refunds, keep any future benefits and take other collection actions as anyone whom money is owed can.

STATES CAN CHALLENGE BENEFITS AFTER PAYMENTS BEGIN

The challenge to unemployment benefits can be raised by an employer who knows that the claimant has decided to go into private business, has taken a long vacation, or, is at home taking care of a family member full time. State unemployment offices often raise the challenge to the payment of unemployment compensation on the states own initiative. Claimants are required to make routine reports to the state and the states often challenge unemployment benefits on the information that the claimants provide. A former spouse, co-worker, or other person will take the initiative and report suspected abuse which will result in a challenge of unemployment benefits.

Contact the Law office of Kenneth where we are “Focused on unemployment law – we represent your interests. Put our knowledge and experience with able, available and seeking suitable employment issues to work for you.

Focused on unemployment law – We represent your interests.