My question involves unemployment benefits for the state of: California.
Hi, short version of my situation: Was let go from my Job (no gross misconduct issues); applied for unemployment, denied although I said on the phone during the interview, that I would take a job if offered despite my Schooling that I am attending to become a manicurist/esthetician. What is really confusing is the fact, that I got an Award Letter, so I thought I was good to go and approved, stating my weekly benefit amount etc., then 3 days later, a "denial letter" came, telling me I was denied, basing their (EDD's) decision on me attending School currently. In my Appeal Statement, I clearly stated again that I would quit my schooling if offered full-time work no matter what, so that should make me "ready and available" for work which is a criteria for receiving benefits from all that I have read.
I'm expecting a Court Date (but hoping that I'll be approved without a Hearing).
Any advice for me out there?
Just give up at this point and look for work, or do I possibly have a decent chance of winning my Appeal? As far as I know, my employers didn't contest my UI Claim.
Thank you so much for reading!