Unemployment Benefits FAQ
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Is there anything I can do if my claim for unemployment benefits is denied?
9. Is there anything I can do if my claim for unemployment benefits is denied?
Yes. You have a right to appeal the denial decision. You may be asked to submit your side of the story by phone or in writing, and you will likely have the opportunity to appear at a hearing and argue your case. Contact your state unemployment agency or labor department to find out how to appeal a denial of unemployment benefits. For more information, see Nolo's article Denied Unemployment Benefits: The Appeal Process.