Unemployment claims are payments made to people who are unemployed.  These benefits are given in general to those who registered as unemployed and on conditions that they are actively looking for work and does not have a present job. If you suddenly become unemployed due to termination or lay-off, an employment lawyer can help you on what steps you should take after losing your job.

Not all who loses their job can claim for unemployment benefits. For instance, if you quit your job because you don’t like your work or your boss, you will not qualify to collect for this claim. However, if you quit your job because of harassment, dangerous working conditions, discrimination or threats, you could qualify for the unemployment benefits. This benefit is meant to provide you financial assistance. Eligibility, length of time the benefits are available and the amount is determined by each state.

Unemployment agencies perform audits such as making sure that you follow all the guidelines. If you are denied a claim or your employer contested your claim, it is advisable to seek assistance of an unemployment lawyer. A lawyer will work with you and the system to ensure that you get the benefits you are entitled to receive while looking for a new job.

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