There are numerous reasons why you may lose a job but whenever you lose one, you are liable to receive unemployment insurance benefits. If you live in Arizona, then you will have to apply for the benefits at the Arizona Department of Economic Security.
In order to qualify to receive unemployment insurance benefits form the Arizona Department of Economic Security, there are a few conditions to be met. You will not receive the benefits if you are not found to be eligible on a weekly basis.
All determinations regarding whether or not a person is eligible for benefits are made by the appropriate Arizona Revised Statute, Administrative Code or applicable federal laws.
The first eligibility requirement is that you should not have lost your job through your own fault. You will have to prove that you were fired through no fault of your own for example due to a plant shutdown or an economic downturn.
In Arizona, you must have worked for an employer who paid unemployment tax.
Another requirement is that you must have earned at least $7,000 for two quarters of your base period. Your wage statement (UB 107) will show how much you will receive in benefits each week if you meet the wage requirements.
You also have to report your vacation, holiday, sick or severance pay if it was rendered by a former employer. The payments have to be less than your weekly benefit amount for you to receive any compensation.
You also need to offer evidence to the Arizona Department of Economic Security that you have been actively looking for work. Without the proof, you will be considered ineligible for the next week's benefit payment.
The Arizona insurance benefits payment will vary from person to person. It is usually 4% of what you made in the highest quarter of your base period. The maximum payment amount, however, is $240 a week.
You must be willing and ready to accept any suitable work if it comes along. Turning down a valid offer will disqualify you from receiving any unemployment benefits.
If you are denied any benefits, you can appeal the decision by the Arizona Department of Economic Security. Your former employer may also prevent you from receiving unemployment benefits if they offer proof against your eligibility.
Checking the Status of your Claim
There are two ways in which you can check the status of your unemployment insurance claim with the Arizona Department of Economic Security. Through the phone and online.
You can check the most recent benefit payment made in your name, check the balance of the previous payment and obtain benefit payment information.
The process of checking your claim status online is pretty straightforward and is as follows:
1. Launch your web browser.
2. Open the Arizona Department of Economic Security website.
3. Go to the 'Weekly Claims' system.
4. Select your preferred language
5. Input your Social Security number when prompted.
6. Click 'View Payment Info' and you should see your claim information.
You should contact the Bank of America if you check you claim status through the process above and it states that the benefits were paid but the balance on your EPC card is 0.
You can check the status of your unemployment benefits claim via phone too. You will find the same benefit payment information you can access online if you follow the voice prompts.
The benefit of calling is that you can speak to a customer service representative, who can check the claim status for you or make other inquiries. You can retrieve the Arizona Department of Economic Security customer service number on GetHuman.
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