How to Reopen an Existing Hawaii Unemployment Claim

It may become necessary for you to reopen an existing Hawaii unemployment claim if you suspend or cancel your unemployment because you found a job, and then later became unemployed again.

Generally, you can reopen an existing unemployment claim by simply filing a weekly certifcation online or by phone -- just like you did every week when you receiving unemployment previously.

In some cases, it may be necessary to speak to an unemployment counselor or start the process all over again in order to reopen an existing unemployment claim in Hawaii. If this is the case, contact your unemployment counselor to get exact instructions on how to proceed.

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# Joseph 2012-04-28 02:07
My girlfriend was laid off one year ago. She received unemployment for 5 or 6 months, and her benefits stopped. She had a family emergency that required her to fly to the mainland. She was supposed to go in to speak with her counselor, but failed to do so because of personal depression issues. She never looked into the exact reason why her benefits were stopped, she just assumed it was because the computer system "saw" her IP address as being out of state. (She tried to show proof of trying to find employment while she was out of state)

She basically gave up looking into the situation due to frustration and personal issues. It seems to me however, that she should still be able to collect unemployment, because she has not been unemployed longer than 18months. Does she need to start a new unemployment claim? If she can show proof of trying to find unemployment, is she eligible for any back pay?
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