When receiving unemployment insurance benefits, the unemployment department or office of every state has to get information on the wage history of an applicant in order to determine the amount of benefit he or she qualifies. A higher salary means bigger benefits will be received, up to the allowed maximum amount.

The unemployment office’s representative will email or call the employer and hear their side of the story, decides on the whether the applicant is qualified to receive unemployment compensation. If the individual voluntarily quits the job without a reason or has been terminated because of misconduct, he or she may not be eligible to receive unemployment benefits. In the event the employer states a different reason, the unemployment office will turn back the worker for explanation. A phone conference with the employed may be scheduled in order to resolve the situation.

If the decision is for the worker not qualifying for unemployment insurance, he or she may make an appeal if necessary and could take the former employer to court or mediation office. The judge could reward him or her unemployment benefits, depending on the outcome of the appeal. On the other hand, an employer could also appeal a decision favoring the worker. There are instances when an employer will try to get out of paying compensation because it will raise the insurance premium that the company has to pay.

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