If we deny or reduce your benefits, we will send you a written administrative decision giving the reason for the denial. Read it carefully. It will include instructions on how to file an appeal on time if you do not agree with the administrative decision.
Failure to file an appeal on time may prevent you from having the original administrative decision changed.
If we deny your claim due to a work separation issue because you failed to apply for a job referral or refused a job, we may do the following:
- Deny your benefits until you work and earn at least four times your weekly benefit amount in subject (covered) employment. The work must be done after the week you were fired, suspended, quit, or failed to accept or apply for work; AND
- Reduce your maximum benefit amount by eight times your weekly benefit amount.
If your benefits are denied for other reasons, such as missing a work opportunity, incarceration, illness, etc., the denial lasts for the period stated in the administrative decision or until the condition that caused the denial no longer exists.
If you were already paid benefits and then receive a denial, you are overpaid. You will receive instructions on how to pay the money back. It is your responsibility to repay any overpaid amount, which may include associated penalties, fees and interest.
If you disagree with a denial issued on your claim, you can request an appeal.