can an employer still appeal an unemployment claim after the first 21 days?

When I filed my unemployment claim in March,I was informed that my former employer would have twenty one days to appeal it. They did not so I received benefits. I have recently become aware that the claim is now denied and I have to pay back all benefits received. Is there a law that states if they do not respond in the first 21 days it is too late?

2 answers  |  asked Jul 26, 2010 4:50 PM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

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Christina Royer
In addition, sometimes the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services will do some additional "fact finding," issue a finding "vacating" the allowance of the claim, and then issue another determination disallowing benefits.

You need to read your notices very carefully to see why the claim is now denied. Also, there is a 21-day window to appeal the denial of your claim, so be sure to stick to that deadline so that you don't lose the right to appeal.

posted by Christina Royer  |  Jul 27, 2010 07:49 AM [EST]
Neil Rubin
They can not "appeal" after 21 days, however, it has been my experience that the employer has appealed timely but that you were not notified in a timely fashion.

You need to hire an attorney quickly to see if that decision can be fought.

posted by Neil Rubin  |  Jul 27, 2010 07:01 AM [EST]

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