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    The company that I had worked for closed. I was on unemployment for 1 week then found a part time job at a shipping company. I had worked there for two weeks (m-f). On a sunday evening I fell down my steps carrying laundry. To make a long story short. I went to the doctor was given a doctor's excuse to go back to work on light duty. I gave the paper to my employer and they sent me home becuase they have no light duty that fits my ability. I hurt my back and my arm pretty good. can lift up to 10 pounds with right hand waiting to see a specialist regarding my left hand. I was denied unemployment becuase"Claimant is able and available for suitable employment. In this case Claimant is available for suitable work but is not able to work, benefits denied.
    Should I appeal? I can work within my limits and more than happy to go back. I can't help that there is nothing that they don't have for me. I use to pack baoxes on trucks having to lift up to 100lbs, but I can't do it right now. I just don't know what to do. Sorry if I sound like a whiner. Just looking for advice/guidance.

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    There is no downside to appealing. The worst that can happen is that the judgement is affirmed, in which case you are no worse off than you are now. I can't even make a guess what will happen but I do know you have no chance of getting the benefits back if you don't appeal.
    The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.

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    • #3
      Thanks. I put on my appeal that "I am more than willing to work however there is no work available for my abilities."

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      • #4
        Well, good luck with that. The state doesn't expect you to turn down a job because the work "isn't within your abilities". They expect you to work regardless. For example, I was unemployed in TX last year and, after 6 weeks on UI, you were expected to take a job, hopefully in your field, of up to a 25% salary decrease.

        May or may not work. Just don't be too optimistic.
        I don't respond to Private Messages unless the moderator specifically refers you to me for that purpose. Thank you.

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        • #5
          Thanks I'm hoping for the best but preparing for the worst.

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