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The Unemployment Help Center, Ltd, represents Alabama Claimants at Unemployment Compensation Hearings and Appeals. We provide highly experienced Hearings Representatives who can, and will, fight for your Alabama Unemployment Compensation benefits
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File a Claim here: https://dir.alabama.gov/uc/Claims/default.aspx
About obtaining benefits in Alabama:
WHAT IS AN ELIGIBILITY ISSUE?
An eligibility issue is any information or set of circumstances, discovered during or
after your benefit year that can raise a legal question about whether you should be
paid unemployment benefits.
There are two types of eligibility issues: separation and non-separation
eligibility issues. The Department must investigate all relevant eligibility issues
that apply to your claim before and while paying benefits. A fact-finding interview
will be conducted to determine if you are eligible for benefits. An eligibility issue
can reduce, suspend, or deny your benefits under the Alabama Unemployment
SEPARATION ELIGIBILITY ISSUES
A form will be mailed to your most recent employer to notify them that you have filed a claim for unemployment benefits. This form will request information about
why you are no longer employed. Although information about your job separation
is obtained from you at the time you file your telephone claim, it may be necessary
that we contact you again, once a response is received from your employer. Before
a decision can be made on your claim, it is necessary that the Department have a
clear understanding of the circumstances under which you became unemployed.
Circumstances regarding your separation from your last employer can affect
whether or not you can draw benefits.
The Alabama Unemployment Compensation Law provides for a delay or
disqualification from receipt of benefits if:
1. you voluntarily quit your job without a good cause connected with the
work. Personal reasons, such as a lack of transportation, moving to another town,
etc., are not considered good work connected causes for quitting a job.
To establish good cause you have a two part test:
A. You must show that you acted reasonable in deciding to quit; AND,
B. You must show you did everything possible other then resign.
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2. you were discharged from your job for misconduct in connection with the
work. Failure to obey an employer’s work rules and policies, such as, being late
or absent (whether unexcused or excessive), endangering the safety of others,
disregarding orders or instructions, committing a dishonest or criminal act, etc., are
considered good causes for an employer to discharge an employee. The
seriousness of the misconduct, whether or not prior warnings were given, and/or if
steps were taken to correct the behavior prior to the discharge will determine the
severity of the effect on one’s benefits.
Example: An individual discharged from their job for committing a dishonest or
criminal act could result in a disqualification that requires wages reported by that
employer be removed from the individual’s base period wage file.
Example: You are discharged unfairly or without a proven reason - We can certainly obtain your benefits!!!!!!!!!
Alabama Unemployment Appeals Process:
If you disagree with an examiner’s determination, you may file an appeal to the Hearing and Appeals Division. This is your first level of administrative appeal. (We will file this for you at no charge)
The telephone appeal hearing will be scheduled within a short time after your request for an appeal. You will receive Notice of Unemployment Compensation Telephone Hearing in the mail informing you of the date, time, the issue(s) to be discussed, and the Hearing Officer’s name.
If either party disagrees with the Hearing Officer’s decision, an appeal may be filed to the Alabama Board of Appeals. If your application for appeal is granted, the Board may decide the case based on the record or they may schedule a hearing. You will be notified of the time and place of the hearing.
We handle appeals to the Alabama Board of Appeals and will obtain a copy of the transcript of testimony and p[prepare a Brief arguing your case. Contact us using the form below to discuss
In any stage of the Alhambra Unemployment Appeals Process have representation will greatly benefit you and your chances of obtaining those benefits that are due to you - Get representation before it is too late.