Why do I have to file my weekly UI claims every week? The reason is that if you do not file a claim you cannot receive any of the benefits. Applying for (also known as your first claim) does not start the benefit claim process, you must file regular monthly claims either online or with a paper certificate.
When filing your UI claims, be sure that you take all the necessary steps to protect your claim. Make sure that you send your application packet and documentation to the insurance carrier in person. This will help them to know that the claim has been submitted and is valid. The last thing you want to happen is to have a denial letter sent to your residence.
Send the following to your claims adjuster as well. You must send your claims adjuster two copies of any documentation you submit. These documents should include your medical history, employment verification, and any type of medical condition that can be verified. In some situations a claim will be denied due to other reasons, and therefore you will have to send additional documentation to show your medical condition has been resolved.
The next time you apply for benefits, you must submit another claim form as part of your UI claim package. If you fail to file a claim form within the allotted time frame you may be penalized. If you are in an accident when filing your claim, you will need to submit two different forms for your claims.
As well as having to submit multiple claim form you must also provide documentation of how your accident occurred and how it has affected your daily life. For example, if you were driving your car and your steering wheel broke you must provide pictures of the broken steering. If you were in a car accident that was caused by another driver, you must provide details of who was at fault and how they got in the accident.
If you have been injured due to someone else's negligence and want to claim back any benefits you received you must go to your claims adjuster with documentation. There are special claims attorneys that will assist you throughout the process and give you legal advice if you are unable to handle it on your own.
Your claims adjuster will review your paperwork and will contact you if they feel it is not sufficient to file a claim. The process can take anywhere from six weeks to a month depending on the severity of your injury. Be prepared to wait this long before your benefits can be received. If you have questions about the process you can contact the claims adjuster, but they will only provide support and not advice.
If you feel you have been victim to fraud you can report the claim to the Claims Adjuster and have them investigate the situation. They may decide to remove the claim if they believe you have been scammed or lied to.