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    Default How Long for a Decision on an Unemployment Claim

    My question involves unemployment benefits for the state of: Massachusetts


    Hi all,

    I quit my job for what I believe was just cause, after surviving 2 rounds of layoffs I had inherited the work of 2 other departments and was the only person on call 24/7 365 and was working 12 hrs a day. I kept getting the promise that next month they were hiring more people, but after 8 months I gave up. There were ethical reasons as well like the monthly overbilling of customers that I had discovered and pointed out, and management chose to ignore.
    Now I'm waiting for MA to decide if I can collect, it's been 3 months now and I keep calling but they tell me they are backed up and I have to wait until they can get to me. I have a feeling (due to comments made to me) that because I quit my job I keep getting put to the bottom of the list. Is there a certain timeframe they have to close cases by? Also I heard that after 10 weeks you can collect no matter if you were fired or quit, is there any truth to that?

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    Default Re: Ma Unemployment: How Long for a Decision

    No, there is no time frame by which they have to make a decision.

    No, there is no law that guarantees you benefits after 10 weeks regardless.

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    Default Re: Ma Unemployment: How Long for a Decision

    Thank you for clearing up those questions for me cbg

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    Default Re: Ma Unemployment: How Long for a Decision

    Just a hint which may help:

    I can't promise, but if you live within driving distance of one of the one-stop centers you might want to physically visit the center and see if they can do anything to speed up the process. The telephones, as you might imagine, are pretty backed up these days.

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