If you were laid off recently because of the mass layoff, did you file for unemployment and find out that it is being contested?
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you might find if you try to file an extension that your layoff is not considered to be because of COVID and you are not eligible for extension of benefits. i talked to a few people who got the layoff and they mentioned their last review before layoff was horrible compared to all previous reviews. I believe they do this to try to defend against discrimination and related lawsuits.
I have 20 weeks of severance coming to me in Dec. I filed for UE the week I got the Call and have been receiving weekly direct deposits from CT DOL ever since. I spelled everything out in my filing: severance amount, vacation pay, ridiculously named Separation "BONUS" and I still received it. Did not have to talk to anyone and it was not contested. I did not think I was going to get it until severance was paid out and exhausted. Could be the rules have been "bent" due to the pandemic. I kept asking myself why did this happen to me as I did "so much" for them but it just comes down to the numbers. Have to look at this as a clean slate/opportunity. Timing blows but we will make it out and be better off on the other side. Apologies for sounding like my mom! Keep the faith all...
Having to wait until the severance pay ends shouldn't have any bearing on whether or not your unemployment is approved or denied. You just have to spell out the details of your severance in your claim.
Either way, the OP's experience about their UE claim being contested is definitely weird.
Severance pay precludes getting unemployment benefits for the time period the severance pay covers. I.E. if you got four weeks severance pay, you can't start collecting for five weeks.
Why would it be contested?