Employment + Unemployment
Each state is responsible for establishing its own UI benefits eligibility. Rules for unemployment have changed. If you have lost your job or promise of a job, please visit the “Learn More about Unemployment during Covid-19” link below.
In general, individuals qualify when:
- Unemployed through no fault of your own. In most states, this means you have to have separated from your last job due to a lack of available work.
- Meeting work and wage requirements. You must meet your state’s requirements for wages earned or time worked during an established period of time referred to as a “base period.” In most states, this is usually the first four out of the last five completed calendar quarters before the time that your claim is filed.
- Meeting any additional state requirements.
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