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Texas Unemployment Weekly Claims

During each week you claim benefits, you must:

Make an active search for full-time work, unless TWC (Texas Workforce Commission) lets you off from this requirement

The purpose of filing a weekly certification is to tell the unemployment agency that you:

  • Are physically able to work
  • Are available for full-time work
  • Are Applying for and accepting suitable work
  • Did not do any work this week.
  • Did not make any money this week
  • Did not find another job
  • Still want to receive an unemployment check or payment this week

Therefore, it is very important to file your weekly claims every week to keep receiving your unemployment check.

If you holdup in filing your weekly claims, you may not get your unemployment check on time.

Questions & Answers

  1. Kimberly A Clendennen says:

    I’m going on my 9th week of unemployment. I received payment for weeks: 2,5 and 6. The other three I’ve had to appeal. I received a reversed decision for 3 and 4, but not 1. When I filed for my last two weeks online, I was given a message (to sum it up) that said: “your payment request is on hold”. For the life of me I can’t think of why. And that’s after hours of online research. Any advice?

    • Sam says:

      Only the authorities would know. Please call the Unemployment Office to know the reason and also to inquire if there is anything you can do to release the payments.

  2. Mohan Tandale says:

    I am going on 13day vacation between 3 weeks.Do i still need to file claim ?
    Do I still need to do active search?
    Do I eligible for any benifits during this time?

    • Martin says:

      If you do not intend to make the job searches, do not file. You can come back from the vacation and continue.

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