In our state, the company you left (either laid off or fired) has to verify this before they approve the unemployment. I really doubt they would issue checks without verifying first that you were let go. When the company I was working at closed down and moved out of state, we were told that they would verify the layoffs with our state unemployment office before we would be able to collect.

I am so sorry that you are going through this, and I hope it gets resolved soon.