If an unemployment hearing decision in employee's favor are benefits retroactive?
Yes, as long as you continued to call in your claim each week
you were unemployed. Even if you were originally denied, filed an
appeal and had your hearing; resulting in an overturn of the
original decision, you will collect all weeks you were unemployed
except for the one week waiting period which starts the week you
actually filed your claim. If you happened to be employed at the
date of your hearing, it doesn't matter. You will be able to
collect all the weeks you were unemployed (minus 1 week). Also, if
your hearing ends up being denied, you still have the option to
appeal to the Board. You need to be very thorough with your
documentation, as you will not get another hearing. The Board of
Appeal's committee makes the final decision after reviewing your
documents and the tape recorded session from your hearing.