A: You have a right to a hearing, and many who are denied win at hearings. In New York State (where we are located), you must ask for a hearing, in writing, within 30 days of the date of the notice that denied your benefits.
A. UI claimants are most often denied on grounds that they were fired for alleged misbehavior, or that they voluntarily quit without good cause. Other reasons for disqualification include not being capable of work or having an active, ongoing business.
A: It is not required, but it can often be helpful. Our organization provides free representation in New York, to about 300 claimants each year. We also answer questions, over the phone, about eligibility rules and the hearing process.
For more information, please visit the website of the New York State Department of Labor for answers to many frequently asked questions.