What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? WV/NJ
My husband and I moved from NJ to WV in May 2007. Then, in February of 2008 he was laid off. He went to file an unemployment claim, and WV mailed us a statement saying that he is eligible to file in either WV or NJ. Since the weekly benefit rate in NJ was higher, we opted to do that. WV sent the claim to NJ, and within a few weeks he was receiving NJ unemployment. The claim ran out and he got an extension. Then the extension ran out in October, and in November the Federal Govt passed another extension. So my husband was eligible and he started collecting on Tier One benefits. NJ's unemployment rate was over 6%, so he was eligible for the Tier Two extension. 2 weeks into this Tier Two extension, NJ said that the claim expired, since the original claim was 2/3/08, and on 2/3/09 it expired. But he has over $4000 still left on that claim, since the government gave NJ money for the Tier Two.
They said a new claim must be filed, with WV, and he has to start over. Is this legal? He was given the Tier Two extension, so why does he have to file a brand new claim and start all over again?What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?