When you apply for benefits, two determinations are made on your eligibility. A monetary determination details your weekly benefit amount and the number of weeks you are eligible for benefits.  Based on the reason for your separation from employment, a non-monetary determination as to whether you will receive benefits will be made. 

Monetary Determination

Your monetary eligibility will include the amount of benefits you are potentially eligible to receive, the duration of your benefits, how much you can earn on a part-time job before money is deducted from your benefits, and any dependency allowance you may be eligible to receive.

A notice will be mailed to you outlining your monetary eligibility. If you disagree with the information on the notice, you have the right to appeal.

Non-monetary Determination

DUA will send a request for separation information to your former employer(s).   

Any employer for whom you worked during the last eight weeks of your employment are considered interested parties to your claim. This means they have the right to protest your claim, particularly if you quit your job without "good cause" or were fired for deliberate misconduct.

A DUA representative will gather information from both you and your employer(s) and make a determination on your eligibility.  You and your employer have the right to appeal this determination.