Refusal of Work or Referral to Work
If you refuse an offer of or referral to suitable work, you will be disqualified beginning with the week of the refusal and until you are reemployed and earn wages equal to eight times your weekly benefit amount. A determination will be made about whether or not you are eligible for benefits. All determinations of whether or not a person is eligible for benefits are made by the appropriate Arizona Revised Statute (A.R.S.), Administrative Code (A.A.C.) or applicable federal laws.
Before any disqualification can be imposed for refusing suitable employment without good cause, the Department must show that all of the following elements exist:
- An opening exists.
- The offer is definite.
- Youreceived the offer of employment.
- You received sufficient information about the prospective job.
- The work is suitable.