Question :
What do you mean, I’m not eligible to draw Unemployment Insurance. I’ve paid in for years. It’s my money, isn’t it? Why would my employer protest my claim when it’s my money?
Answer :
Unemployment Insurance is paid entirely by taxes paid only by employers who are covered by the Iowa Employment Security Law. No deductions are made from your checks to pay for Unemployment Insurance. Benefits are not based on need and they are a partial replacement for lost wages. The intent of Unemployment Insurance is to pay benefits to eligible claimants during periods of unemployment when suitable work is not available or loss of employment through no fault of your own. You must meet eligibility requirements set by law.

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