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Top 10 Tips For Getting the Unemployment Benefits You Deserve

If you've lost your job, Unemployment Benefits can mean the difference between paying the rent and buying groceries, or going without. Your employer may oppose your eligibility, because "successful" applications result in higher unemployment taxes. Follow these tips to put your best foot forward.

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If you go to a local unemployment office, they will usually have pamphlets that provide a lot of information about the process and the issues that are important. Also a lot of information is available on line. For example, in California, the Employment Development Website is a great resource for you to consult before applying for benefits, or before a hearing. There are menus of information for "applicants" and for "employers". Applicants can get some good insight by looking at the materials directed to employers.

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