Mandy Evers
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Posted April 8, 2020

Unemployment Benefits: How do I apply?

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You’ll need to apply for unemployment benefits with your state. Due to COVID-19, many states have changed their Unemployment Insurance programs and eligibility requirements in order to help a greater number of workers. Please visit your state's official unemployment website to find out more details.

Check out Jobcase's Unemployment Resource Center for any specific state requirements or concerns. Just select your state from the dropdown!

Here are the basics for applying:

Where

Usually, you should apply for unemployment benefits in the state where you worked. However, if you worked in multiple states or have moved to a new state, contact the unemployment program where you currently live to learn how to apply.

When

File for unemployment benefits with your state program as soon as possible after losing your job. Since there are so many workers applying, wait times may be higher than normal. Keep trying!

What you need to apply

When filing for benefits, you will need to know the dates of your employment and the contact information of your former employers.

When to expect payment

Under normal circumstances, most people receive their first benefit check in two to three weeks. This may depend on your state's rules and on the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19.

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Roman Zeleke

I quit my job because I'm primary care giver to my children I filled in employment but I didn't get unemployment benefits what shall I do? I need help.

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Amber Curtis

I have neen denied m a single mom and can't figure out how to file the pua

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Jon Batchelor

Need help

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Leila Nogueira

I need help it want let me finish when I start

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Ya right i haven't heard shit from them

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Raymond Kender

When interviews

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Wendy Salsbury

I need help with all of the unemployment process..... I dont get the internet very well

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Patricia Ryan

I put the wrong pin number in the last question and it won't let me back in

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Jessica nicole carlsonemmel

How do I apply when I'm on social security

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Richard Rendon

Need help to the tech # can't log in on my account

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