Employment Law -- Employee
May A Claim For Unemployment Benefits Be Restarted?
If an applicant is eligible for unemployment benefits, the benefits are payable over a 52consecutiveweek period (the benefit year). Within this benefit year, the applicant has an assigned amount of money from which to draw (the total benefits payable). The benefit year remains in effect for the 52week period, even if the individual becomes reemployed or fails to meet weekly eligibility requirements. If the applicant returned to work, but became separated from that job during the benefit year, he/she may file an “additional” application to reopen the claim by one of the filing methods explained above. The applicant must provide the name, address, and dates of employment for each employer for whom he/she worked since last claiming benefits. He/she should have the UC450 reporting booklet, as well as a social security card or driver’s license.