My question involves unemployment benefits for the state of: California
So my question is simple. If I had two jobs 1 primary, and 1 part time, and I'm laid off from my primary full time job, and voluntarily quit my part time am I still eligible for unemployment.
The story is that I was laid off in March of 2010 from my primary job. I had both my primary and my part time job at the time. I filled for unemployment due to being laid off from my primary. I informed them of my part time and I still received the full $450 a week in benefits however I had to report my wages from my part time job. I voluntarily quit my part time job in July of 2010 due to me moving out of town and the commute would cost me more money in gas than I would make in my short shifts. I moved due to the fact I couldn't afford rent anymore. I still owe $2700+ in back rent for that location. The unemployment office is stating I never told them I quit and that my reason for voluntarily quitting is not valid. They are charging me over $23,000 in overpayment. I need to know if I have any legal avenues I can pursue as I need money ASAP in order to pay bills.
Please help ASAP. If further information is needed I will post as a reply. I will be checking the forums daily as I am unemployed.....