Follow-Up on Florida Unemployment Report

BY busadmin  April 13, 2010 at 5:02 PM EST

Question: In a recent segment, you interviewed a man from Florida whose unemployment benefits were denied, I believe, because he failed to submit a form in a timely manner. His only notification was a letter from the unemployment office. My question is whether his man has a constitutional right to due process before his benefits can be denied? Shouldn’t he have the opportunity to appeal, go before a ALJ, and/or file suit? It seemed like a violation of a guaranteed property right.

Paul Solman: He did appeal. The appeal was denied.