If you were out of work for a week or more because of the recent bad weather, you may be eligible for unemployment compensation.
In a decision released today, the state Employment Security Department said workers whose workplaces were closed for more than a week may apply for a check.
If you didn’t work because you couldn’t get to work, what with the bad roads, then you are not eligible. This only applies if your employer’s doors were closed – and closed for more than a workweek.
If you believe a check is due, contact ESD by calling 800-318-6022. Because this is a backdated claim, the department’s online application system will not process your request.
The press release today advises that it is best to call on Wednesdays and Thursdays, although state offices will be closed on Jan. 1.