I resigned from my position of 19 years due to health reasons I was denied unemployment for not having just cause however a week later went to my physician and was given a medical letter stating that my employment was going to cause serious health issues

I voluntarily resigned a position after 19 years due to health reasons. I was denied due to unjust cause. Approximately one week later, I went to my physician, was given a letter, stating that if I stayed at my place of employment, I could suffer from serious health issues. At the time I applied for benefits, I did not have this letter. I have since taken another part time position which is now laying me off until March 2017. Will I be able to qualify for benefits now, and would I qualify for the max amount from my previous employer?

1 answer  |  asked Oct 31, 2016 2:00 PM [EST]  |  applies to New York

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V Jonas Urba
You have to request reconsideration timely.

You should do so ASAP. Attache the medical letter to your request. You should also apply for benefits from the last position.

The key is good cause and timeliness.

Mail certified, fax, call, and don't wait.

If you did not raise health issues at your first unemployment hearing you are at the mercy of the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board but no harm in trying.

Make sure you have good cause for not raising the health issue initially. Good luck. Do both - old job and new job and remember that any employer can appeal as can you.

posted by V Jonas Urba  |  Oct 31, 2016 6:27 PM [EST]

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