Knowing the basics of unemployment benefits before you apply will save time and allow you to concentrate on looking for a great new job.
Applying for Unemployment Benefits
1. File a Claim
Please review these application instructions before clicking Get Started button below to file your claim.
2. Look for Work
3. Certify for Weekly Payment
Answer a few certification questions online about the past week's job search and earnings.
4. Expect Two Letters
The first explains your potential benefit amount. The second tells you the agency's decision.
5. Receive Payment
Answering your weekly certification questions accurately assists in the timely payment of approved claims.
Repeat Steps 2 & 3 weekly
If you have a return-to-work date, you do not have to look for work, but only certify to request a payment for the previous week.
After you apply, we can also help you:
Answer weekly certification questions online
Track Claim Status
Appeal the decision
File for a Redetermination