Unemployment benefits are part of an employer-paid program that provides temporary, partial income replacement to qualified individuals who are unemployed through no fault of their own. Unemployment benefits are available if you meet eligibility requirements set by the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act (TUCA). If you were fired for any reason other than for misconduct, you may be eligible for unemployment compensation.
When an employee applies for unemployment compensation, employers commonly contest the claim.
If you need to know whether you qualify for unemployment insurance, or if you’re former employer has contested your claim, you may need to speak with an Experienced Employment Law Attorney.