If your unemployment claim was denied, here are your options

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A total of 36.5 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits since the shutdowns started in mid-March. And already the unemployment rate has soared to 14.7%—its highest since 1940.

But this flood of people seeking benefits, combined with federal changes in who is eligible, has overwhelmed states’ ability to process claims quickly. The slowness of many states to approve claims has made it difficult even for Americans who waited weeks for an answer—only to learn their claim was denied.

Having a denied claim, however, isn’t the end of the road, according to the experts Fortune spoke to. Here’s what to

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