Q) I recently put in for unemployment benefits but I also just checked my email and got another job offer, how do I cancel the claim I put in
A) If you have received a job offer while receiving unemployment benefits, you may need to cancel your unemployment claim to avoid any overpayments or other issues. To cancel your claim, you will need to contact your state’s unemployment agency as soon as possible.
The specific process for canceling your unemployment claim may vary depending on the state, but you can typically do so by phone or online through the state’s unemployment website. You will need to provide your personal information, such as your Social Security number, and explain that you have found new employment and no longer need to receive unemployment benefits.
It is important to note that you should not continue to receive unemployment benefits once you have accepted a job offer and are working. Continuing to receive benefits after you have started working could result in an overpayment, which you may be required to repay.
If you have any questions about canceling your unemployment claim, I would recommend contacting your state’s unemployment agency for guidance on the specific process in your state.
For most states; If you wish to cancel your initial claim and not file for benefits, your cancellation request must be made in writing within 30 days after your claim is filed. The final date for the cancellation request is the same as the final date for appeal shown on your monetary determination.
Keep in mind that; You must report all wages earned for any work, including temporary, part-time, and self-employment, for the week they are earned (not when paid). If you receive benefits to which you are not entitled, you will be required by law to repay them along with any costs, fees, and interest associated with collection.