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Do I need an attorney at my hearing?

Waterford, MI |

I am a full-time student in a career training course, and was initially denied benefits even though I qualified. The reason was determined as: Leaving my job to work for an employer who didn't give me full-time work. I appealed this because I am unable to work full-time because of full-time school. I was also open to work a full-time schedule at the new job until school began. Should I have an attorney with me at the hearing, or is my defense strong enough on its own? This is my first time filing for benefits. Thankyou.

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Based on the information you have provided, I am not convinced that you qualify. The law provides that you have to be looking for full-time employment to be eligible. It sounds as though you are not looking for full-time employment nor would you accept it. I think you should have someone look over it. The state also publishes a list of advocates (not always attorneys) who are provided if you would like.

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