Steps to Filing Unemployment

Step 1: Contact Your State Unemployment Development Agency

Your unemployment agency is the ultimate authority on all matters, before applying and contact them make sure you meet the minimum requirements which are:

A. Unemployed,
B. Physically and mentally able to perform suitable work,
C. Available for suitable work,
D. Making a reasonable effort to find work,
E. Free of participation or direct interest in a labor dispute, and
F. Free of disqualification

Step 2: Complete the Unemployment Insurance Application Process

You will need to fill out an application and provide the following:

  • Full name.
  • Current address.
  • Social Security number.
  • Driver's license number, or state identification number.
  • Last date you worked.
  • Last employer information, including complete address and phone number.
  • Information on all employers you worked for in 18 months before you filed your claim, including length of employment and amount of wages.
  • Reason why you're no longer employed. Under certain circumstances, you may not be eligible to receive UI benefits.
  • Any payments you expect to receive from a former employer (such as accrued vacation time). This can affect the amount of your benefit.
  • Whether you're currently available and willing to accept work.

Step 4: (if necessary) Appeal Case

You must Appeal within 10 to 30 days of ruling(depends on state) You will need to present evidence that your case should have been accepted

Step 5: Fill Out Biweekly Continued UI Form

You will need to complete and fill out forms bi weekly to continue to receive Unemployment Insurance benifits

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