Things You Should Know Before Applying for Unemployment

Unemployment Benefits, better known as UI, provides financial assistance to employees who are downgraded to part-time status or terminated from their jobs through no fault of their own. Unemployment is nationwide, and helps provide partial financial help on a weekly basis while applicants look for new work and a new job.

Unemployment benefits both the person looking for work as well as his community. It allows a person to function and get rehired. At the same time, the UI benefits also help the community by providing financial income for the applicant to use locally as well as

helping him avoid relying on welfare assistance right away.

As a federal program, Unemployment assistance is available nationwide, but in terms of administration it functions through the 50 states. Further, states can add additional local benefits. Employers finance the UI program with their taxes based on payroll to employees.

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How To Apply for Unemployment Benefits

One of the things which none of us want to have to think about is not having a source of income. However, there are times when you might have lost a job, might be between jobs, or otherwise be unable to work. For these folks it’s important to know how to apply for unemployment benefits. Here is a guide for those looking to know more about how to apply for unemployment benefits.

Eligibility: Maybe the most important point about unemployment benefits is whether or not you are eligible. In order to qualify, you need to have 680 hours of covered employment in your base year to meet the first threshold. Other things which will usually qualify you for eligibility are that you were laid off, you’re not physically able to work, how active your pursuits for new work are, and whether or not you are available to work.

When: Another thing you need to know about how to apply for unemployment benefits is “when” to file this claim. Generally, you have to file a weekly claim any time beginning at 12:01 am on Sunday until 5 pm of the last working day of that week (usually Friday). Sunday is the first day…

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Unemployment Application

Getting laid off is something that obviously no one wants to happen but, unfortunately, it is a reality in today’s employment environment. If you’ve been laid off and are considering applying for unemployment, there are some things you should consider.

First of all, your eligibility will need to be determined and you will have to meet the following conditions:

  • You must be out of work through no fault of your own. You cannot have been fired or quit.
  • You must be actively seeking a job.
  • You must be physically able to work.

If you meet those requirements, you may be eligible for unemployment. Note: If you are or were self-employed or working as an independent contractor, you will most likely not be eligible for unemployment benefits. If you are unemployed due to a job related injury, you should most likely try filing a claim for worker’s compensation benefits through your former employer before applying for unemployment. Your state’s unemployment commission may require that you apply for worker’s comp before filing with the government.

To apply, you will need to follow the rules set by your state. Go online, if you are able, to your state’s official website and search for unemployment application information. There may be…

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Unemployment Weekly Claims

Finding the best guide to unemployment weekly claims 101 is something that everyone who is trying to maintain their unemployment coverage really needs. Once you have filed your initial paperwork and gotten your PIN it’s important to remember to file your weekly claim. Here is an unemployment weekly claims 101 checklist that every filer should remember.

Time: You only have a certain number of hours to file your weekly unemployment claim. It’s a good idea to have a set time, earlier in the week if possible, where you dedicate a portion of your time to filing your claim. Most weeks you can file anytime after 12:01 am on Sunday until 5 pm of the final working day of the week, typically Friday, so get it done before you lose out!

Always Apply: As long as you are unemployed and seeking benefits, another thing you need to be aware of about filing your weekly claim is that you have to keep filing so long as you remain “unemployed.” If your case is somehow under appeal or if you are being reviewed for eligibility you still have to file your weekly claim. You will not be reimbursed for the time you were undergoing appeal…

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Filing For Unemployment Benefits

Being laid off from your job can be a stressful and emotional time in a person’s life. Almost immediately a paycheck disappears and you’re left wondering what to do financially.  Filing for unemployment benefits is something you may be able to do to receive benefits to help you bridge the gap until you find a new job. In a number of states you can file for unemployment online or by phone without having to leave your home.

If you have recently moved or lived in a residence that was in a different state from where you worked you will more than likely need to file for unemployment benefits in the state where you worked. It’s always best to check with your local unemployment office first to make sure you are filing in the right place before you begin the application process. The process does vary slightly from state to state.

The state in which you are filing for unemployment benefits will have a list ready for you that outlines what documentation and information you need to provide in order to be approved and begin to receive benefits. Some of the information that may or may not be required by your specific state…

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