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What if I am Denied Unemployment Compensation?

Losing a job for whatever reason can be a real blow to individuals and their families. One way to take charge of the situation and minimize the financial downside is to file for unemployment compensation insurance right away.

NH Legal Assistance publishes an excellent informational pamphlet on the unemployment compensation application process, which advises:

If you become unemployed, it is important to file your claim for unemployment benefits. Do not wait. You can lose benefits if you delay filing your claim. Keep filing every week. Do not assume you will be ineligible. You may be found eligible. Also, many cases may be won on appeal, so don’t stop filing if you get a denial that you want to appeal.

Additional detailed information regarding the process may also be found at the New Hampshire Department of Employment Security.

If you have been denied unemployment compensation, you have the right to appeal. Information about the appeals process may be found in the links above. If you would like the assistance of a competent and insured attorney to guide you, and you are not eligible for free or Reduced-Fee legal assistance, call the Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) of the New Hampshire Bar Association. We can be reached at 603-229-0002, or request a referral online.  LRS can also assist with referrals to attorneys who handle other employment-related issues such as Wrongful Termination or Worker’s Compensation.

Unemployment Insurance Claims Office sign

Unemployment Office – Photo credit Burt Lum                     Flickr Creative Commons