Claimant who filed incomplete forms regarding his job search record denied benefits
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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Claimant who filed incomplete forms regarding his job search record denied benefits

By Payroll and Entitlements Editorial Staff

The claimant filed for benefits after being laid off. He did not submit written work search records. The Board denied the claim finding that he was not actively seeking work. The circuit court reversed the Board and awarded the claimant benefits, after which the Board appealed. The appellate court found that the claimant failed to fully comply with the written job search record requirement so there was no evidence to support the circuit court’s conclusion that the Board’s finding was erroneous. The court therefore reversed the circuit court’s judgment and affirmed the Board’s denial of the claimant’s benefits (Tracyie Leach v. DES, Ill. App. Ct., First District. No. 1-19-0299, February 27, 2020).

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