I worked and attended school for the last 3 years. I was recently laid off and deemed ineligible for unemployment due to being a student. I am in classes full time and have been seeking work and will continue to look until I find something. I am available to work 4 full days out of the week. 6 days if the position has shift work. I have juggled shift work and attending school without a problem. I regret being honest and mentioning my school status. I am almost done with my studies but still have a mortgage to pay. What are my best options for the appeal hearing? Should I have counsel present during the call? I am going through my savings very quickly due to this denial. :-(
Divorce / Separation Lawyer
Without all the facts, it is impossible to answer your question. You should consult with an experienced employment attorney who will be able to better guide you.
Employment / Labor Attorney
You should absolutely have counsel. Being a student does not automatically disqualify you from benefits. Please contact a qualifiesd attornet/firm. My firm routinely handles unemployment matters
Being honest may have saved you a whole lot of grief. I absolutely agree with my colleague that you should seek counsel. I do not do this type of work, and if you can find someone qualified who does, I would give it serious thought.
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