In order to receive unemployment benefits, you must meet certain requirements stipulated by both federal and state laws. In order to first establish a case, you need to file a claim and prove that you have worked full-time and received wages. According to the Department of Labor, the following are the most common reasons why you may not be eligible for unemployment benefits:
1. Not Completely Unemployed: If you are working and receiving benefits, but not reporting it, you may be breaking the law by committing fraud. This is regardless of whether it is part-time or full-time work.
2. Criminal Activities: If you are fired for committing a felony you may be ineligible to receive unemployment benefits for 12 months after being discharged.
3. Refusing a Job: After signing up for unemployment benefits, if you refuse a job that you are qualified for and pays at least 80% of your former wages, you may be disqualified.
4. Strike: If you lose your job due to striking activities, you may not qualify for unemployment benefits for at least 49 days after being discharged.
5. Willingness to Work:If you are not capable or available for immediate employment, you may not be eligible to receive unemployment benefits.
Sample Appeal Letter To Receive Unemployment Benefits
123 Silver Cross Boulevard
New Lenox, IL 60451
October 14, 2014
Mr. John Smith
Illinois Department of Labor
Unemployment Insurance Appeals Tribunal
2560 Stay Inn-Lombard, Suite 304
Brookfield, IL 604386
Dear Mr. Smith,
My name is Jane Doe. I am writing this letter to you with the mere purpose of appealing the enclosed notice concerning the case number 013-22832 denying my unemployment benefits.
I asked that a hearing be arranged to reconsider the given conditions, founded on the following validations:
As testified on page 2 of the attached Announcement of Judgment, the interpretation by the executive judge of law Michael A. Stewart deduces, “The petitioner’s medicinal credentials corroborating her need of settling at the hospital for a gastrointestinal illness during pregnancy in 2006, is deficient and unsatisfactory in order to ascertain that her ailment was such to cease her from achieving her job tasks.” Upon my privileges under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, I raise an objection to this deduction, and I ask that the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Tribunal deliberate over annulling this judgment.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 asserts, “If an employer provides any benefits to workers on leave, the employer must provide the same benefits for those on leave for pregnancy-related conditions. Employees on leave because of pregnancy-related conditions must be treated the same as other temporarily disabled employees for accrual and crediting of seniority, vacation calculation, pay increases, and temporary disability benefits.”
According to the clinical documentations issued in 2006, which I submitted in this administrative judge lawsuit’s folder, it is clearly established that on March 3, 2006, I underwent a miscarriage due to a gastrointestinal infection, which led to severe diarrhea over the course of 9 days. In accordance with hospital records, during my seventh month of pregnancy, I suffered from a “febrile illness,” which forced the me to undertake a vital miscarriage in order to save my life. This illness in particular, retains a history of incapability and failure to execute simple everyday activities.
I request that the state’s honorable Unemployment Appeals Tribunal reassess my case.
Thank you for your time and consideration.