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Frequently Asked Questions about Unemployment Claims in Massachusetts Answered by an Amesbury Unemployment Lawyer

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I lost my job. Can I collect unemployment?

This depends on several factors. One key factor is how exactly you left your job. If you separated through no fault of your own, you may be eligible. Examples include a layoff due to lack of funds or lack of work; an employer’s termination of an employee for no reason; or an employee’s choice to resign because of a hostile work environment. Even if you would qualify on one of those bases, you must also be capable of work, available for and actively seeking work, and unable to find work.  This is because the purpose of unemployment is to help people who want to be in the workforce, but have been separated through no fault of their own.

Who do I contact in order to request unemployment assistance?

You need to contact the Massachusetts Division of Unemployment Assistance (DUA). You may view some basic unemployment information at this section of the DUA’s website.

My employer fired me and then said I was not eligible to receive unemployment benefits? Is this true?

Your employer does not have the authority to decide whether you are eligible for unemployment. That determination is made by the DUA.

My unemployment claim was denied. What recourse do I have?

In this situation, you have the right to a hearing in which you can appeal the DUA’s decision.

How long do I have to file my appeal?

10 days, with limited exceptions.

May I have a lawyer represent me in the appeal hearing?

Yes, if you wish to bring a lawyer.

If the DUA Hearings Department decides against me in the appeal hearing, may I appeal further?

You may file another appeal with the Board of Review within 30 days of the hearing decision. If you are still not satisfied after that point, you may seek review in the District Court.

Find out Your Rights as a Recently Unemployed Person under Massachusetts and Federal Law from Our Unemployment Lawyer in Amesbury and Hudson.

In our Amesbury MA office our unemployment lawyer, Attorney Santino is ready to meet with future clients from Amesbury, Georgetown, Merrimac, Newburyport, Haverhill, Lawrence, Rowley and all the other communities of the Merrimac Valley and the North Shore.

From our Hudson MA office, Attorney Santino serves the Metro West area including: Berlin, Bolton, Clinton, Hudson, Marlborough, Northborough, Sudbury, Stow, and Westboro.

Don’t Let Your Last Job Keep You from Moving Forward!

Take action today! Call us at 978-388-1100 for a free consultation. We can arrange after-hours appointments or meet clients off-site when necessary.  We are determined to provide attorney access to  all of our clients.

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