what I can’t understand is why after 2 months since 4/4/2024 to present 5/28/2024 my Claim is still under judication. there is no one to talk to, just an automated system that cannot give me answers other than its still under review/judication and it will take up to 4 weeks for approval. Why is it taking so long!?

A) There are a few reasons why your unemployment claim might still be under adjudication after two months. Here are some possibilities:

  • Missing information: There could be missing information from you or your employer that the adjudicator needs to make a decision. This could include anything from separation details to wage verification.
  • Dispute with employer: If there’s a disagreement between you and your employer about the reason for your separation (laid off vs. quit), it can extend the adjudication process.
  • Backlog: Unemployment offices are often overwhelmed with claims, especially after periods of high unemployment. This can lead to delays in processing.

While it’s frustrating not to have a clear answer, here’s what you can do:

  • Check your online portal: Many unemployment offices allow you to check the status of your claim and see any outstanding issues online. This might give you a clue about what’s causing the delay.
  • Gather documentation: Having all your documentation readily available, like your pay stubs, termination letter, and any communication with your employer, can expedite the process if additional information is needed.
  • Contact your unemployment office: While the automated system might not be helpful, try reaching out to a live representative at your unemployment office. Explain the situation and see if they can provide any insights or next steps.

Here are some resources that might be helpful:

  • The website of your state’s unemployment office: This will have specific information on adjudication processes and how to contact them.
  • The U.S. Department of Labor’s website: https://www.dol.gov/ This site has general information on unemployment benefits.

Remember, it’s important to keep filing your weekly certifications even while your claim is under adjudication. This shows you’re actively seeking work, which is a requirement for receiving benefits.

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