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I had filed a UI claim then found new work and didn't certify anymore or receive any money. I was laid off again from the new job and this put me into a position to have another quarter added to my determination. UI told me they couldn't cancel the old claim and I would have to file an "ad claim", which will not allow me to use the new quarter in my determination, why is this so? The older job claims they discharged me for violation of the fitness for duty policy they had (which wasn't in any contract or writing anyway). The older job I filed on told UI I was discharged for this, not from lack of work. I never got any seperation notice so I filed "Lack of Work". I found a job within 2 weeks of filing the older claim and stopped certifying, I thought this was supposed to cancel my claim automatically but it stayed in pending status. I got a few letters asking me to call and dispute if I didn't agree with the employer, but I didn't need to because I was working again and didn't get any check previously on that claim. Now I was laid off from the newer job for "Lack of Work" and got a seperation notice from them. However, UI said since the other older claim was still pending they couldn't by law cancel it and I would have to file what they called an "ad claim". They said the new quarters that came up since the old claim was filed was not going to be considered and I would have to go with the quarters that I was eligible for on the old claim, and they would not count the new quarters in my determination (if I could have the newer quarters counted it would increase my benefits a great deal). I would like to know why I cannot be eligible for the new quarters since this would technically be a new claim and the older claim I wasn't going to be eligible to begin with because the former employer was disputing it, but they are going to stick with that determination and not grant me a new monetary determination? How can this be fair to me?
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no indication of what state you have applied to, but in general they always goback 5 completed quarters and use the first 4.  the new quarter may not be complete and therefore the wages have not been reported (wages are reported within 30 days of the completed month).  a great deal of the fairness is derived by applying the rules the same to each applicant.  the new wages will be used when tey fall into the look back period.  never heard of an "ad claim" but if your claim year from the first filing has not expired tat is the only claim available to you and perhaps they said AB date (the sunday preceeding the day you first filed.  it sounds as though you missed te appeal deadline to object to what the employer said so you probably have to have a certain amount of earnings after your AB dste to clear the inelligibility.  (in PA it is 6 x your weekly benefit rate)  once you earn that amount you can make claims on te claim.
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