i filed a claim in september and when i went to a weekly cleam there was no place to say i could not work do to a very bad car accident. there for i have not got any of my money. i tryed to talk to workforce but they did not know why to do can you please help me.

A) I understand your situation and the frustration you’re experiencing. Unfortunately, I cannot directly intervene in specific cases or provide legal advice. However, I can offer some information and resources that might help you move forward:

Understanding your claim:

  • Review your initial claim application: It’s important to understand the information and details you provided when filing your claim in September. Did you explicitly state your inability to work due to the car accident? If not, you might need to file a supplementary claim or update your existing one.
  • Check the eligibility criteria: Each state’s workforce development agency has its own rules regarding eligibility for unemployment benefits. Ensure you meet all the criteria, including actively seeking work (unless your accident prevents you from doing so).

Addressing the issue:

  • Contact your workforce agency: Schedule an appointment with a representative at your local workforce development agency. Explain the situation again, focusing on how your car accident prevents you from working and claiming benefits. Make sure they understand the circumstances and guide you through the necessary steps.
  • Provide supporting documentation: Gather evidence of your car accident and its impact on your ability to work. This could include medical records, doctor’s notes, or police reports. Having this documentation handy will strengthen your case.
  • Consider legal aid: If the agency remains unhelpful or your claim remains denied, consider seeking legal assistance from a pro bono lawyer specializing in unemployment benefits. They can review your case and advise you on how to proceed.

Here are some helpful resources:

  • U.S. Department of Labor: [[invalid URL removed]]
  • National Employment Law Project: [[invalid URL removed]]
  • Legal Services Corporation: [https://www.lsc.gov/]

Remember, persistence is key. Be assertive while communicating with your workforce agency and seek further assistance if needed.

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