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Question: I applied for unemployment on March 29th and was approved. I have been receiving unemployment but I have not spent any as I am sure my previous employer will dispute the unemployment claim. How long does an employer have to dispute an umemployment claim? I do not feel safe touching the monies I've been given yet.

Answer: If an employee is awarded unemployment benefits, the Unemployment Insurance Benefit Claims Office will send a “Notice to Employer” to the employer. If the employer wishes to respond, they must do so within 10 days. If the employer responds within the 10 days and protests the payment of benefits to the employee, a deputy at the Unemployment Insurance Benefit Claims Office will investigate then send a “Determination of Deputy” to the employer. If the employer disagrees with the deputy’s decision, the employer has 15 days to file a formal appeal. Please see the following webpage for more information: https://des.az.gov/content/unemployment-insurance-tax-employer-appeals-charges-former-employees. You may wish to contact the Unemployment Insurance Benefit Claims Office to learn if your employer has disputed your claim.

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  • I applied for unemployment on March 29th and was approved. I have been receiving unemployment but I have not spent any as I am sure my previous employer will dispute the unemployment claim. How long does an employer have to dispute an umemployment claim? I do not feel safe touching the monies I've been given yet.

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