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  • Just finished fact finding interview but I have a question New Jersey

    Hi everyone,

    I know you don't have a crystal ball and cannot predict the future but I am a little anxious for obvious reasons. At the end of my interview the claims examiner told me that I had not claimed for the two weeks past. She told me to make sure I do so and gave me the telephone number to claim. She also asked me what hours I prefer to work, days, if I am ready and able to work, how I've been looking for work and a few other questions pertaining to work. She reminded me that my employer has the right to appeal the decision. I did not understand why she was telling/asking me this information because during the interview I felt that I would not be entitled to benefits.

    So my question is that are these questions and information typical at the end of a fact finding interview. Thank you.

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    I've been through one appeal hearing of my own, and represented my employer at a number of others (although not in NJ), and I have never heard those questions being asked. The only thing I can think of is that she was trying to determine if you were self-limiting your job search.
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      I had been through one other hearing myself and I was never asked those questions but I was denied in that case.

      When I answered the questions by saying, "I'll take anything." and "I'll take any pay that is minimum wage and above." She wanted specific answers; I couldn't get away with being vague. She also asked me what my preference was. I don't think I gave any indication that I was self-limiting...fact I took a job that was out of my line of work out of necessity and stayed for a long time until certain situations took place.

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