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Pending issues

During your application, you answer questions about why you are unemployed and other income you are receiving. If you are unemployed for reasons other than a layoff, the Unemployment Insurance Program must gather facts about what happened from both you and your former employer to determine if you are eligible for benefits. A written decision will be mailed to you within three weeks after your application, notifying you if you will receive benefits or not. During this process, a pending issue status will be placed on your account.

If you indicated on your application that you have other income such as severance pay or a pension, a similar process and timeframe applies. You will be mailed a determination informing you if the income reduces or delays the start of your unemployment benefits.


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Video tutorials are provided to assist you in using Minnesota’s Applicant Self-Service System.  Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is accurate and conforms with both Minnesota and Federal Unemployment Insurance Law.   Statements are intended for general information only and do not have the effect of the law. If you have a question about your benefit account, call Customer Service.
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