My question involves unemployment benefits for the state of: New York
Okay so here is my situation. Early January of 2010 i was let go from my Full Time Job for "Lack of Work". Honestly the company just needed to get rid of some people because the work load was becoming very light and they had too many employees in my DEPT. I was not the only one let go within that day / week. So i go and file for Unemployment Insurance and start looking for a job immediately because i like everyone have bills to pay and travel to school 3 days a week. So i receive a portion of my first Unemployment Benefits but nothing close to what the Weekly Benefit Rate was. I waited and claimed for the next week and nothing. Finally like two weeks later i get a letter in the mail stating my job is fighting my unemployment benefits for being late? Hmmm i would like to see how they will fight this due to the fact i was not late but okay.
Anyway i was curious on how long these things take? I filled out this paper work Dept of Labor sent me and faxed it over but there is no number or anything i can call to see whats going on. Its been about another week and a half and i could really use some insight on whether i will have to go to a hearing or whatever the case may be.
I was wondering that in the mean time could i file an additional Claim against my prior employer ( the company i worked before this last one ) because i was let go for no real reason. I just got called in the office one day and they said they were down sizing due to the economy ( this was back in early March 2009 ). I never bothered to file for Unemployment because I am not looking to just sit back and collect money. I looked actively for a job like I am currently doing and was lucky enough to find one at the end of March 2009. So do you think i could file a claim against them for now? I mean since i do not know how long this is going to take with my other employer and DEPT of LABOR which is "Pending Investigation". Or will this not go through?
Is there any limit to how long you can file for unemployment after being let go from a job? The only reason i never filed for it originally was because I found a job within a month.
Lets say my unemployment stops due to this investigation and they deny me for some reason. Would i be eligible to collect or even make a claim through my prior employer back in March 2009?
If you catch my drift could you help me out a little bit. As you can see I am not fully understanding this process and could use any kind of advice.