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How to claim unemployment benefits

unemployment benefits

Unemployment insurance pays the insured if they lose their work due to no flaw of their own. You must have a sufficient employment term and earnings to be considered. 

Your eligibility will be established when you file a claim. 

Individuals who have been dismissed for reasons other than poor work performance or inability to meet job qualification criteria are ruled out from the benefits.

The first step in obtaining unemployment benefits is to file a claim. 

Most states enable online applications, however, the specific criteria vary by state. Go to your regional unemployment office to file a claim in person. 

Also, ensure that you have all relevant information on hand. 

The first check may take 2 to 3 weeks to arrive. To continue getting paid after being accepted, you must submit a weekly report through phone, mail, or online. 

Your unemployment benefits will be delayed if you provide insufficient or incorrect information.

To be eligible for unemployment benefits, you must be physically capable of working and actively looking for work. In some situations, in order to obtain unemployment benefits, you must first register with your local employment office. Most notably, you need to be at least 18 years old and a lawful citizen of the United States to avail of the benefits.

Your wages during the base period of work will be considered for getting weekly and monthly benefits.

Individuals are entitled to unemployment compensation for a period of 26 weeks. If you are out of work for a prolonged period of time, you can apply for extended unemployment benefits. 

To determine eligibility, contact your local unemployment office.