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The NJ Unemployment Monetary Interview March 28, 2010

Posted by jefhenninger in News.

A monetary interview is used in New Jersey if there is any question about the amount of unemployment benefits you are entitled to receive.  You will receive a notice in the mail that you will be scheduled for a telephone interview with a monetary representative.  While the notice indicates that a  representative will call you at the scheduled time, someone may not call you at all and you will receive another notice.  If they do call you, it may be later so you must be available for two hours after the time scheduled.

While a monetary interview does not mean that you are suspected of fraud, anything you say could be used against you in a fraud prosecution.  At the time of the interview, you will be questioned about your proof of employment (pay stubs, W-2, etc.) for the last 18 months prior to filing your unemployment claim.  As part of the investigation, your former employer may be sent a request for wage and separation information to complete and return by the time of the interview.

After the monetary interview you will be sent a determination explaining the amount of benefits (if any) you are entitled to receive. If you disagree with the determination, you have the right to appeal. Instructions for filing an appeal are on your determination.  If you are denied because of fraud, the investigation will start/continue.

While the representative may tell  you that you don’t need an attorney or you cannot have an attorney to help you, they are wrong.  You have the right to an attorney!  If you think that there is any chance you are under investigation in New Jersey for unemployment fraud, give me a call right away.



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