Seems my case is complicated. I worked on H1 for 6 years, NYC. I was basically forced to resign due to some circumstances in the company. Moved back to Canada where I'm a PR. Filed for UI. Got denied because the company said I left for no good reason. Fought the case, had a hearing with the AJ and WON the case! Beforehand, I submitted all the documents they asked me, to prove I worked legally. I did that. I assumed that if the case was forwarded to AJ, I was legible for UI. They granted me the money they owed me for the 5 or so months. Immediately after that I got new letter (same as the initial one) asking me to prove if I worked legally. They stopped my payment. Since then, 2 mo now, still waiting to hear back for some resolution. Getting through the phone system is humanly impossible :)
Probably this question will be better answered by an employment attorney. I will go ahead an reclasify your question.
I agree with my colleague.
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You need to reside in New York State in order to collect unemployment benefits in New York State.
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