New York City Unemployment Claims Lawyers
When you lose your job, you lose more than your income: you also lose the additional financial benefits that accompany it, like health benefits and retirement provisions. Suddenly finding yourself out of work is scary, but you are not alone. Though filing an unemployment claim to receive unemployment benefits may not be your first instinct, starting the process is an important step to saving your financial situation.
Though filing is not always an intuitive process, it becomes easier with the help of a lawyer. Unemployment benefits provide an essential support to those that have lost their jobs. If you are unsure of how to get started, your claim is denied, or you encounter other snags while trying to receive the benefits you need to survive, a New York unemployment lawyer’s direction and knowledge can help you considerably. The team at Hach & Rose, LLP has years of experience helping unemployed workers collect the benefits that they require in the wake of losing their job. Our team understands how hard New Yorkers workers and we make sure we work just as hard to fight on their behalf. To learn more about how we can help you at this difficult and stressful time, contact us today at (212) 779-0057 to schedule a free consultation.
Do I Need an Unemployment Claims Lawyer?
Unfortunately, many unemployed New Yorkers fight through the claims and appeals process before they see any benefits. You may need a lawyer to help your case if you:
- Are unsure of how to fill out your paperwork
- Experience delays in processing time
- Have been denied unjustly
- Have received fewer benefits than you were expecting
- Are unable to contact anyone at the New York Unemployment Agency
If you experience any of these roadblocks while trying to get your unemployment benefits, consider speaking with a lawyer about your situation. They can help you fill out your initial paperwork properly, investigate the source of your delay or denial, and negotiate with the unemployment agency to ensure you get the help you need. If your normal income is halted and you are eligible for unemployment benefits, a lawyer can help.
Why Choose Hach & Rose, LLP?
At Hach & Rose, LLP, we are proud New Yorkers who fight for the workers of New York. Our legal team has a combined experience upwards of 100 years. Through the years we have fought hard for the workers of New York City, helping them support themselves and their families. State unemployment agencies failing to grant unemployment benefits to deserving people is not only devastating to individuals, but also to their families and communities. In order to bounce back, workers need support when they find themselves between jobs, and we are passionate about helping people recover this support. We have received many awards throughout our practice history, including being included in the multi-million dollar advocates forum, being named Super Lawyers, and receiving an AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating.
Unemployment Benefits Requirements
Unemployment benefits do not provide a long-term financial solution if you lose your job. However, these benefits help shoulder your financial obligations while you look for another job. Though these benefits do not compare to the paycheck of a steady job, they are a game changer for people who lose their jobs suddenly. In New York, there are three main requirements you must meet to be eligible for unemployment benefits:
- You must meet certain minimum past income requirements
- You must have lost your job through no fault of your own, such as being laid off or downsized. If you were fired for misconduct or quit, you may not be eligible.
- You must be available for work and actively seeking a new job. If you are unable to work, you likely will want to apply for disability, rather than unemployment.
If you meet all three of these requirements, then you should be eligible for unemployment benefits. If you are unsure whether you meet these requirements, contact Hach & Rose, LLP for help.
We recommend filing for unemployment benefits as soon as possible to get the process started. If you are denied these benefits, we recommend you get in touch with a lawyer right away.
Call a Lawyer at Hach & Rose, LLP Today
If you are unsure if you need a lawyer, our team at Hach & Rose, LLP is ready to evaluate your situation. It is natural to be confused, especially if you have never been through the unemployment claims and appeals process. It is not your job to know how to fight through this situation, it’s ours. We understand this process well and we know what it takes to win these fights. If you have a case, we are ready to help you. Call one of our workers’ rights lawyers at (212) 779-0057 today to schedule a free consultation.