Denying unemployment benefits are caused by a lot of reasons. Unemployment benefits provide a temporary income for those who lost their job through no fault of theirs. Nonetheless, in order to qualify, there are several eligibility requirements in every state that one should meet. Every state has different unemployment compensation program, thus it is necessary to review the requirements in the state you belong.

Below are several reasons for denying unemployment benefits:

1. Only those who were previously employed in positions which their employers paid for the benefits could qualify for the claim. Those working as independent contractors and those who are self-employed could not be eligible for unemployment insurance.

2. To qualify, you should have earned enough income in a certain time period or the base period before you lost your job. You will not qualify if you do not have enough wages.

3. Unable tot document your previous earnings could lead to denial of your unemployment benefit claims. When you apply, you are usually required to provide documentation of your wages earned during the base period. Your claim could be denied if you are unable to provide a proof through a W-2 form

4. Every state has a maximum time on which you can collect unemployment insurance in a year. In some states for instance, people cannot collect unemployment benefits for over 26 weeks in a 52 week period. When you reach the yearly limit, you will not be able to avail o f additional benefits.

5. If you voluntarily resigned from your job, you could not claim unemployment insurance unless there is a just and valid reason for your action.

6. You could not qualify if you lost your job through misconduct. This includes tardiness, theft, failure to follow instructions, putting the lives of your co-workers at risk and other negative actions

7. If you lost your job through labor disputes like strike, you will not be able to avail of unemployment benefits.

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