Do my unemployment benefits freeze during an employer appeal of benefits.

My employer says I violated company policy because another employee shredded personal papers on the day she was terminated while I was retrieving personal property for her. I was unaware of this action but am being held responsible anyway

1 answer  |  asked May 28, 2015 09:28 AM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

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Neil Klingshirn
If ODJFS initially found you eligible for benefits, and your employer is appealing from that finding, ODJFS will not freeze your benefits during the appeal. ODJFS will cut off benefits if it sides with the employer on the appeal.

Also, if on appeal, it is ultimately found that you were not eligible for benefits, you may be responsible for paying back those that you received.

posted by Neil Klingshirn  |  May 28, 2015 11:12 AM [EST]

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