My question involves workers compensation law for the state of: TEXAS
A friend of mine was laid-off last year (2016) and she applied for and was approved for Unemployment. She received her benefits and all was well until over a year later she applied for extended benefits but was denied and was disqualified for her previous benefits. This happened more than a month after the expiration of her benefit year. The issue is whether she received an incentive payment for the signing of a waiver for claims against her employer or if the payment was severance from the employer. She has appealed twice without success.
I want to help and need to find out how long does the TWC have to re-examine an approved unemployment claim for disqualification?
If they had not approved her for UI last year because of this she would have just waited the specified time and then collected UI. But now she is still unemployed and has no earnings to qualify for UI if se loses this case.