How do I apply for unemployment compensation benefits?

Minnesota’s unemployment insurance program provides unemployment compensation benefits to employees who involuntarily lost their jobs. If you lost your job or are no longer working, you may be eligible to receive unemployment compensation benefits. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) determines whether an individual is eligible to receive unemployment compensation benefits.

How do I apply for unemployment compensation benefits?
You may apply for unemployment compensation benefits either online at www.uimn.org or by calling DEED at 651-296-3644.

What happens if my application for unemployment benefits is denied?
If your application is denied, you have the right to appeal that decision and request a hearing with an unemployment law judge. The decision you receive from DEED will provide information about how to file an appeal and the time frame in which you must file an appeal. You must appeal the decision within the time frame listed on the decision or you will likely lose your right to do so.

What happens if my former employer contests my application for benefits?
If you are awarded benefits, your former employer may contest your award for benefits. If this happens, DEED will schedule a hearing with an unemployment law judge.

Hearing

Bertelson Law Office can represent you during the hearing. If you would like representation during your unemployment hearing, please contact our office at (612) 278-9832. For more information about unemployment compensation benefits look at the website www.uimn.org.

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