Re: An Uncontested Unemployment Appeal
yes, if the facts support that decision
1. If during the appeal, the employer is not present or refusing benefits, can the Unemployment Agency still deny me benefits?
prepare? for what?
2. What and how should I prepare for this?
let me take this to an extreme so it might be a bit clearer. There are some basic rules to qualifying for unemployment payments. One of them is that the termination is due to no fault of the employee. So, let's say the employee intentionally burned the building down (and had admitted it). The employer doesn't respond to the UI inquiry and does not show for the subsequent appeal because the UI folks dq'd the applicant because his unemployment was due to his own actions.
So, do you believe that because the company did not respond to the inquiry or the appeal the applicant should be approved for UI? It is obvious the employee was out of work due to their own acts and had nothing to do with the company terminating them, correct?
you don't say if you were terminated by the company or self terminated. If self terminated, you are likely screwed. If company terminated, it would appear you were terminated for cause which typically dq's the applicant.
explain the termination a bit. It might help clarify the situation and allow somebody to see something to help you.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.