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My question is about Illinois Unemployment Insurance.In late Feb 2017 I was let go from a position and was granted unemployment insurance. A old business acquaintance of mine offered some contract work but it was short term and much less than I was making. Upon certifying for unemployment benefits I answered honestly that I had refused work and Illinois has now terminated my unemployment. I am entitled to request reconsideration.Here are the details.
Previous Annual Pay
permanent position
158k annual + 25% cash bonus + 25% equity bonus + full benefits
expense accountOffer of employment
3 month contract for $30k as a contract employee
no benefits, no bonus, no expense reimbursement
required frequent travel to Wisconsin
heavy workloadI decided to turn down the 3 month contract to keep focused on finding long-term employment with compensation and demands similar to my previous position.My question: How does Illinois make a determination that I am no longer eligible for unemployment benefits? What should I include/exclude in my appeal?Thanks,
Brian
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My question: How does Illinois make a determination that I am no longer eligible for unemployment benefits?

Response 1: While I cannot specifically comment on your case because I am not privy to the information in the possession of Illinois unemployment, the decision to discontinue benefits is generally based on whether the worker has found suitable employment; whether the worker is available and willing to take a suitable job; whether the work is offered is suitable employment and the worker turned the job down.

What should I include/exclude in my appeal?

Response 2: Generally speaking since I cannot give you legal advice, if a worker is contesting the termination of his or her benefits due to turning down a job, the work must show that the work turned down is not suitable by showing the difference between the previous job and the job turned down.

Goodluck with your appeal.

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