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Unemployment Compensation in Arizona

This article describes the details that surround unemployment compensation benefits.


Know Your Rights: Waiver of Overpayment of Unemployment Insurance Benefits

ASU's Work -Life Law and Policy Clinic informs individuals about employment law matters. This article discusses what happens if your unemployment benefits are overpaid and how you may be able to keep the overpaid benefits.

by: ASU Legal Clinic

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Know Your Rights: Eligibility for Unemployment Insurance

ASU's Work -Life Law and Policy Clinic informs individuals about employment law matters. This article discusses unemployment insurance and how to apply for it.

by: ASU Legal Clinic

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Know Your Rights: Overpayment of Unemployment Insurance Benefits

ASU's Work -Life Law and Policy Clinic informs individuals about employment law matters. This article discusses what happens if your unemployment benefits are overpaid.

by: ASU Legal Clinic

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A Guide to Unemployment Insurance Benefits in Arizona

This guide provides an overview of the unemployment insurane program in Arizona.


Where to Find an Attorney for Specific Legal Advice

 All legal service programs in Arizona differ, and their criteria for accepting cases vary as well. Find out what programs are available and where to go for assistance.


Unemployment Compensation

To receive unemployment benefits, you have to be able, available and actively seeking full time work. Otherwise, unemployment benefits can be denied.




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Question: Is the state required to make a decision on your unemployment claim by a certain amount of time? What is the longest they can wait to make a decision on whether or not you qualify for unemployment? What happens if you get a job before they make a decision?
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Question: I applied for unemployment on March 29th and was approved. I have been receiving unemployment but I have not spent any as I am sure my previous employer will dispute the unemployment claim. How long does an employer have to dispute an umemployment claim? I do not feel safe touching the monies I've been given yet.
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Question: I am a retired military, retired in 2004 and have been receiving my pension since that date, but I have continued to work and recently due to COVID-19, have been furloughed and have applied for unemployment insurance in Arizona, of which is where my current job is, I cannot find any information about my being able to receive unemployment insurance. My concern pertains to my military pension? I know in Illinois, I still received unemployment, so I am hoping that I will not have an issue here in Arizona as I do still work, but am currently furloughed until June. Thanks.
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Question: I got hurt in the job, ir required hospital stay and surgeries. My employer has been great they started my sick pay right away. A few weeks later workers comp sent me checks. Payroll was informed. How ever I still got pay from sick pay. I figured this was just part of the benefit of having sick pay. Ir wasn't a secret. But now they ate up set about double pay. Can they make us pay that back or lose my job over this?
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Question: if i was being called names at work by my boss and i quit because i could not take it any more can i still get unemployment compensation .
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Question: I approved for unemployment and received benefits for here months, I just had telephone hearing due to the reason of being fired, they went with he employer and now I have to pay back all that I was given, do I have the right to appeal this decision?
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Question: I recently found out that my ex-husband (we were married at the time) was continuing to collect my unemployment benefits under my name for 5 months after I started a new job! DES is now trying to sue me for collecting unemployment! Is there any way to prove that HE was the one collecting my unemployment and NOT me (he was collecting it via the automated weekly claim over the phone)?! How can I prosecute or go after him for the money owed and not me!?
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Question: Unemployment is attempting to collect almost $5000 in overpayments that they claim to have paid me from as far back as 5 years ago. I don't have documentation from that far back. The amt. started out at about $600. I disputed that and then they did some kind of audit. Now they claim I owe them $5000! What do I do?
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Question: What information will the judge accept as germane to this appeal? Appeal of UC benefits for voluntary quit. UC was granted: based on "...inharmonious relations with a fellow employee....You voluntarily left with good cause." The employer was stating that "...while being given a performance improvement plan, she became upset and resigned." This is not accurate. Job abandonment and failure to provide written notification cited. I have an email 061313 from my supervisor in response to my leaving because of the current unresolved tensions with a co worker. I have a performance eval. merit pay
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Question: Can I get UI if I work as a substitute teacher while looking for fulltime permanent work?
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