Disqualification is similar to ineligibility for unemployment.  Either term will keep you from receiving unemployment benefits.  Disqualification issues are usually contested more than eligibility.  Most people will usually take themselves out because they perceive themselves to be ineligible due to issues we discussed in Chapter One.  Disqualification usually concerns the reasons why you were terminated from a job.

Employers try to be fair with their employees.  They put checks and balances in place so that an employee is given enough information to do his or her job well and not get into trouble.  Employees try to do the best they can for their employer.  They do not want to lose their job.  Employees feel that employers pick on them and that there is someone else who could have been reprimanded for worse work.

There are eight circumstances that may make you disqualified from receiving benefits such as:

Disqualification or Termination Reason

  • The employee who quits work without a good reason
  • The employee is terminated because of committing an act of willful misconduct.
  • The employee who is let go from work because a labor dispute

Disqualification which is based on the Application

  • The claimant is an illegal alien.
  • The claimant made false statements to personnel or on the application.
  • The claimant is already receiving unemployment from another state

Disqualification happens after approval

  • After approval, you fail to apply for or accept employment.
  • After approval, you make false statements to unemployment personnel.