Can unemployment benefits be stopped even though a former employer didn’t initially repond whenI filed my claim?

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Can unemployment benefits be stopped even though a former employer didn’t initially repond whenI filed my claim?

Granted unemployment due to company not responding. I was denied after 2 weeks of checks because company then submitted their version. I had to file an appeal 5 weeks into this.

Asked on January 13, 2011 under Employment Labor Law, Kansas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Yes...the fact that the company may not have submitted their information up front or initially does not submit information regarding your claim does not prevent them submitting the information later, or the unemployment office from acting on it when they get the information. If the stopping of benefits was improper--i.e. you should have kept collecting--the time they were stopped will be added on to the "back end"; you'll be able to collect for longer and should not actually lose anything, in terms of benefits received. If however you should never have received benefits (e.g. you resigned; or were fired "for cause") it may be the case  that the unemployment office will seek recovery of the amounts already paid to you.


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