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Max. Weekly Benefit Amount
$265
Max. Weeks of Benefits
26
Current Jobless Rate
3.3%
Max Weekly Benefit Amount
$265
Max Weeks of benefits
26
Current Jobless rate
3.3%

Updated : September 4th, 2019

Alabama Unemployment Benefits

State unemployment benefits are handled by The Alabama Department of Labor (ADL). The department offers financial help to those who have lost their jobs for no fault of their own. ADL also offers various services to applicants to make the UI claims process as easy as possible, and to get a job in the most time effective manner.

Alabama’s Career Centers offer job development, occupational and educational training, vocational rehabilitation and veterans services. The career centers also offer services such as labor market Information, computer training tutorials, job shops, and individual career assessments.

Read on to know more to know about the details such as eligibility criteria, documents required to file for benefits, benefits extensions and so on.

Eligibility To Apply For UI Benefits In Alabama

UI benefits are only given to those applicants who satisfy all the eligibility criteria which are monetary requirements, job separation requirements, and job search requirements to be eligible for unemployment benefits in the state of Alabama. All applicants have to maintain their eligibility in all respects to remain eligible throughout the benefit period.

Monetary Eligibility

To gain monetary eligibility you must have earnings for a minimum of two quarters for your qualifying base period.

Your base period is the first four quarters of your last five completed quarters from the date of your initial claim.

The applicant must meet certain qualifications set by the State of Alabama to receive unemployment benefits:

  • Your total base period earnings must be equal or exceed one-half times of your highest quarter earnings
  • The average of your two highest quarters must equal or exceed $1157.01
  • To receive unemployment benefits if you are working part-time your gross weekly earnings should be less than your weekly benefit amount
  • The weekly benefits amount in the state of Alabama ranges from $45 to a maximum of $265, which is calculated using your base period amount

A form will be sent to your most recent employer informing them you have filed for unemployment benefits. Your ex-employer will fill in the form regarding your performance in your last job. The application will then be reviewed by the department and only if the application meets the criteria will the department give the go-ahead for you to receive unemployment benefits.

Base Period: Is the last four of the last five completed calendar quarters before filing an initial application claim

High Quarter: The high quarter is the base period quarter in which you earned the maximum amount of wages in your employment

Benefit Year: The benefit year is a 52-week term, beginning with the week you file your initial claim

Waiting Week: A waiting week is a one week time period in which your claim will not be paid. This will not affect your claim balance

Covered and Insured Employment: Covered employment is work performed for any employer who is subject to unemployment law in the state of Alabama

You have up to 26 weeks of UI benefits depending on how much you earned in your base period. You have a 52 week benefit year in which if you exhaust your 26 weeks of UI you are not eligible for more.

When you return to work or have deductible income for any week, you can draw more or less than 26 weeks. The current weekly gross earnings are $265. If your gross weekly earnings exceed $265 you are not eligible for unemployment benefits.

Find out more about eligibility requirements

Job Separation

The reason for separation from your previous job is vital to determine your eligibility for unemployment benefits. There are certain conditions that you have to meet to be eligible for unemployment benefits in the state of Alabama.

  • You have lost your job for no fault of yours whatsoever
  • If you voluntarily quit your job, the burden of proof is on you to show that you had a good cause to quit
  • If you are terminated your previous employer must show that you were terminated for a work- connected reason as stated in the Alabama UC law
  • Depending on the circumstances of the act you will be eligible or ineligible for UI. Be it misconduct work rules, policies, endangering the safety of others disregarding orders or instructions and committing a dishonest or criminal act

The Alabama Department Of Labor will conduct a thorough background check by consulting your previous employer. If the reason for your resignation does not match any of the reasons above you may not be eligible for unemployment benefits.

Eligibility Calculator

Eligibility requirements – overview

Maintaining Eligibility

After becoming eligible for benefits the applicant must maintain their eligibility throughout the benefit period. ADL has set certain conditions which have to be maintained throughout the benefit period:

  • If you decline a job offer from any potential employer your benefits can be canceled immediately
  • You must be unemployed through no fault of yours as defined by Alabama State law
  • You must actively search for a new job weekly and must update the Alabama career center weekly maintaining a handbook of your job search
  • You must be actively seeking employment weekly and create a handbook of the status of your application which will be reviewed by the department
  • You must not refuse any suitable work. If you fail to respond to the Alabama Career Center regarding an opportunity, your benefits can be delayed from 1 to 10 weeks
  • You must maintain records of the employers you contact, the dates you made the contact and the outcome
  • If you were terminated from your previous employment, your previous employer must show that you were terminated for a work-related reason as stated in the Alabama UC Law
  • If you are enrolled in any sort of training approved by the department you must fully complete your training during your unemployment. As long as you are making steady process it will not affect your claims
  • If you are not a citizen of the United States, you must provide your registration which maintains your eligibility to work in the US. Your registration number will then be verified by U.S. citizenship and immigration services (USCIS) and only if your application is verified will you be eligible for benefits. The unemployment claim cannot be established using any wages you earned before you had the authorization to work in the US

Find out on job search requirements

How to Apply For UI Benefits in Alabama?

You will need the following documents to file claims in the state of Alabama

To apply for unemployment compensation in the state of Alabama you will need to share your:

Online: To apply for benefits in Alabama, applicants can log in to https://www.labor.alabama.gov/uc/ICCS/default.aspx.
Click on ‘establish a new claim’ or ‘reopen a UC claim’ and follow the prompts. You can apply for benefits online at any time and place convenient to you.

Telephone: If you do not have access to a working internet connection you can dial 866-234-5382 to file for UI benefits in Alabama. Use a touch-tone phone while filing your claim. If access is not available to a touch-tone phone use a designated telephone at any local Alabama Career Center.

You will then be asked a series of questions that require you to answer by pressing certain numbers on your touch-tone telephone keypad. Later you may be transferred to a claims specialist which may require you to give additional information to complete your claim.

For follow-ups and general information, call the toll free call centerline at 800-361-4524 or visit labor www.labor.alabama.gov.

How to File Weekly Claims

To file your weekly claims, visit the ADL website or use the unemployment compensation division touch-tone voice process system.

To file your weekly claims you will need your social security number and Personal Identification Number (PIN) which you established when you filed your unemployment claim.

Weekly claim certifications can be claimed by 12.01 AM Sunday through 5.00 PM on Friday. (Central Time). You must file for your weekly claims no later than 5 pm each Friday.

Learn how to claim weekly benefits

UI Benefit Amount

You can find the approximate weekly benefits that you are entitled to in the state of Alabama using this calculator. The benefits calculator below will give an idea of what your weekly benefit amount would be, by taking your base period wages into consideration. Find out what weekly benefits you should receive in the state of Alabama.

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Use the calculator to find out how much weekly benefits you may approximately earn in the state of Alabama.


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Things to Know After Filing An Application

Claimants are expected to follow certain guidelines after filing for UI claims. Not adhering to these guidelines can result in problems to the applicants, and can also result in a stoppage of monetary benefits as well. Claimants must also be aware of the job-related services provided by Alabama’s career centers.

Overpayments and Collections

Overpayments occur if a claimant made a mistake while claiming for benefits, or the claimant was not able to work for a particular week of the benefit or the entire period. If the claimant is on trial he might receive overpayment benefits.

Alabama has several methods of determining UC overpayment and fraud these methods include, employer wage records, benefit payment audits, quality assurance audits, reports through the fraud, and reports through the state and national new hire program.

If the Alabama state determines that you were overpaid benefits, you will be notified through a Notice of Determination of Overpayment. Which indicates the amount of overpayment and explain why you were overpaid.

Failure to report any information that affects your eligibility for benefits and falsely reporting any on your claim application can be considered as an act of fraud. False information on your claim application or weekly claim applications is constructed as an act of fraud. Withholding of certain facts or information determining your eligibility while claiming benefits also constitutes fraud. If a fraud situation is detected in your payments of unemployment benefits:

  • You will be disqualified for a 52- week period which begins immediately following the final date of your fraud determination
  • You will also be required to pay the full fraud amount in verified cash or funds before filing for another claim
  • Every subsequent act determined as fraud will result in a disqualification period of 104-weeks following the final date of the determination of fraud

The act of unemployment fraud is also punishable by the prosecution from a class B felony to a class A misdemeanor. An arrest warrant can be issued against you. Upon convictions, you can be:

  • Sentenced to a maximum of not more than 20 years or less than 2 years in jail for each offense of a class B felony
  • Sentenced to a maximum of not more than 10 years or less than 1 year and 1 day for class c felony
  • Sentenced to not more than one year for a class A misdemeanor

You can voluntarily pay for your overpayments via personal check, money order, certified check or cashier’s check made payable to the Alabama Department of Labor. You can also pay for overpayments online at www.labor.alabama.gov.

If you have any questions about overpayment and repayment, you can contact the Benefit Payment Control Section at (334) 956-4000.

All repayment benefits must always be in writing. Always mail your payments to the following address.
Alabama Department of labor
Benefit Payment Control Section 3430
649 Monroe Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36131
Phone: (334) 956-4000

Benefits Extension

The State of Alabama currently does not offer any benefit extensions program. The maximum period for unemployment benefits is 26 weeks and if exhausted no other alternative exists in the state.

Job Training Assistance

Alabama’s network offers one-stop career centers that are located throughout the state. Services like job development, occupational and educational training, vocational rehabilitation and unemployment insurance information is offered at the center. To help job-seekers find a new job as soon as possible.

Potential employers work with the centers to find workers with specific skill sets. Many centers are linked electronically with partner agencies. Such as the Alabama department of human resources and department of education.

Alabama’s Career Centers offer services like:

  • Facilities are provided to help job seekers who do not have access to a working internet connection
  • Employees are urged to connect with potential employers through the internet access provided at these centers
  • Individual career assessment techniques are used by the centers to test the employee’s professional skills and fit the employee to the correct job profile
  • The centers also create job referral templates which employees fill up and are passed on to various people in the center so that, someone could refer a potential candidate
  • All information regarding unemployment insurance eligibility is provided at the centers so that applicants have a clear understanding of what is the process to file for UI
  • Access to a copier, fax, and telephone are all provided at the centers, which makes it easier for candidates to send and receive various documents for their job search
  • The centers also conduct regular workshops on resume building for the applicants

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Questions & Answers

  1. I had a part-time job with was a big part of my income.. My company was bought by another company.. I was not offered a position, can I claim unemployment?

  2. I was terminated from my job of 15 years due to my taking off too much time. This was due to a well ducumented mental illness which hindered my ability to seek help or treatment. I have since been able to get treatment and would like to seek employment.Am i now uneligible to file a claim due to the amount of time since my seperation?

    1. Chuck,

      You may not be eligible since unemployment insurance is only extended to those who become unemployed due to involuntary reasons.

  3. I tore my Achilles and need surgery, this has made me unable to work at my job for at least 8-10 weeks with recovery. I have FMLA so my job is secure until I get doctors clearance after recovery, however, it is unpaid and I need money to pay for my health insurance so it doesn’t lapse while recovering from surgery. Can I claim unemployment while still on FMLA if FMLA not paying me.

    1. James,

      You may not qualify to receive UI benefits since its only offered to claimants who’re able and available for work.

  4. I have been applying for unemployment for almost 4 weeks and have not received a payment. The status says Waiting week, Not paid, Not paid, Not paid. I know the pamphlet says 2-3 weeks before you get your first benefit payment but this has been almost a full month. I can’t reach anyone outside the automated system which tells me what i already know

    1. Alicia,

      Please try calling the Claims Center during off-peak hours to reach them faster. You can also check the status online, on the department’s website.

  5. I am drawing unemployment I have a job offer that will last 2 weeks. It is seasonal work after that i will be laid off.will I be able to open my claim back up?

  6. Ive done my first weekly claim which was the waiting week, all ive received in the mail was a letter telling me how much id be getting and the maximum amount. I haven’t received a letter saying denied, anyway on the second week and I did my claim on Sunday and its still saying waiting week with my first claim date on it, I called the agency and all she told me was how much I would get and for how long and to keep filing, I mean how long does it take? I do have bills

    1. Kesia,

      Please chase the Claims Center for an update on payment status. After the waiting week, you should receive the payment credit without any further delay unless they keep you informed.

  7. After 12 yrs of employment, the company is downsizing to ultimately shutdown due to lack of work. I am being terminated (involuntary) effective 3/31. I am 57 years old and can take a lump sum distribution from my 401k to pay debts. How will this affect my eligibility for UC? Will this distribution cause me to be ineligible? Or will it delay eligibility? If delay, for how long? Thank you.

    1. As you rightly said in the last sentence, it will delay your eligibility. Since severance pay is treated as an income, you’re required to wait until the payout is complete.

      Please call the claims center/customer service of the labor dept. in your state for further information.

  8. I collected unemployment benefits March 2016 into June 2016 and i am looking for the form to file taxes with. I had taxes withheld and i have not received it in the mail as of this date.I was under the assumption that the had to be mailed out bu January 31, 2017. I am not sure who i need to contact to get that information. I need some assistance please.
    Thank You

  9. I am age 70 but I have continued to work because I have to for financial reasons. I recently got laid off because my employer closed their business. I am continuing to look for work. Will my unemployment benefits be affected if I have to take a Required Minimum Distribution from my retirement plan due to reaching age 70 and 1/2? Thanks for your help and assistance.

  10. I just filed my first unemployment claim last Sunday. I just filed my 2nd UE claim tonight. This week, I received annual pay from an internship that I had which ended September 29th. I listened for the words “did you receive any annual pay” when I made my claim, but they never asked that question. The did ask if I had received any Vacation pay, so I looked on my check stub at the Holiday pay and there was none. I answered NO. Did I answer that question right?

    1. As long as you were specific, it should be fine. Either way, please speak to a representative from the Claims Center to confirm.

    1. Not sure of the eligibility since it differs from state to state. I suggest you contact the Unemployment Office for further details.

  11. My unemployment status went from waiting week and 2 weeks of it saying status not paid and a balance of how much should I receive each week. Now it’s say status not paid for waiting week with zero balance. Does this means I was denied? I haven’t got a determination letter saying I was denied

  12. I worked for a company for 11 years, I hurt my back and had FMLA some of the FMLA days were not approved due to calling after the start of shift. I lost my job due to the points system in place. Can I file or would that be considered my own fault?

    1. It can be considered voluntary.

      Please call the Unemployment Office in your state to establish facts and decide accordingly.

  13. Due to downsizing of current employer I am taking a lumpsum payout and being terminated from the company. Will I be able to apply for Unemployment benefits?

    1. You can be eligible to receive UI benefits after the lump sum payout ends. Please consider applying for benefits until you find a job.

  14. I worked at a pediatric Dr office as a medical assistant. I had to have surgery. The Dr released me for 6/13/16. On my way to work my human recourse lady called an terminated me on 6/13/16.. I filled uc. And got a letter stating how much I would draw. Then got a letter saying call a worker. I did and she wanted my statement and told me to send my Dr release paper. I did. I been claiming my week and it said waiting week, then not paid, and not paid. Do u think I will be able to get u unemployment

    1. Since you’ve already applied, please call the Claims Center on the phone numbers provided for an update on status.

  15. I first filed on 6/11/16 after being fired on 6/9/16.I filed furst week,it says “waiting week” filed this week and it says “not paid” & along with it,it shows amount id get weekly etc.uf ut shows not paid on 2nd week and waiting week on 1st..does that usually mean its denied?? In your experience..does it usually head to denied? (I recieved direct deposit paper and packet with base report etc in mail)

  16. I filed my claim this week, it said “NOT PAID”, I filed on 6/4/2016 and certified 6/6/2016. What’s going on? I have available balance remaining and it’s the same. I tried calling the unemployment office and it said high call volume and hung up on me. I’m freaking out right now and I have bills to pay.

    1. I can understand your concern. Please note this is a private forum and we do not have access to your claim.

      Please chase the claims center over the phone during non peak hours.

  17. I been on my job 26 years they let me go saying i made errors no one told me about. New manger came in hiring family and friends who made errors and was told about them and they were able to correct there errors . I was the last old employee left in the office they have let 8 people go since this new manger took over. Will i be able to file for unemployment. I have been this job the way i was trained never been wrote up and good elevation

  18. How long do I have to wait to find out do I get unemployment, I talk to the claim manager 3 weeks ago ,she just told me to keep claim every week ,but I been fired in march and I still haven’t received a check yet …please explain

    1. This is a private forum and hence, we do not have access to your claim information.

      Please call the claims center and chase them for status at regular intervals.

    1. You will not be eligible since unemployment insurance is only extended to those who become unemployed due to involuntary reasons.

  19. Hello I applied for benefits and in my account it said waiting week but not its saying not paid.. I have a benefit amount and how much the payments will be.. I’m a little confused on what this means.. I was laid off also

    1. It means you’ve been approved by providing the schedule.

      Please speak to the claims center for precise information on the payment date.

  20. I am from out of state. moved here to help company I work for set up a department. When I move back to home state will I be able to collect unemployment if my company oks it

  21. I have already done my waiting week. This week was supposed to be my first payment. It says paid, but I haven’t received anything. I’m sure Christmas eve and Christmas has caused a delay, but I did my certification on Sunday and still nothing. I can’t call because they have been closed and are also closed the weekend would they give me two payments in one week? Also I have direct deposit set up, but it says payment on debit bank card. Dies that mean my bank account or are they sending it to a card I don’t have?

    1. It probably means they have initiated a transfer to your bank but has taken time due to Christmas holidays.

      Please call the claims center on Monday if you do not see the weekly payment on your bank account.

  22. I was fired today by my DM because I didn’t I.D a regular customer who buys cigarettes at our store daily.. He is 26 years old and everyone sells to him without I.D because we started out carding him about a year ago but now we all know him.. can I file for my unemployment?

    1. If you were fired indiscriminately, you can go ahead and apply, provided you’re able to provide supporting proof in case of a dispute.

  23. Can someone please help. I file weekly on Sunday and it appears that my payment hits on Thursday (this is my first week) What is going to happen next week during Christmas? Will I get my benefits that Wed or not till the following week? Will they send two payments at once
    ?

    1. We do not have official information regarding this since we’re not associated with the Unemployment Office in your state.

      Please call the claims center and speak to a person for specific information.

  24. I resigned from my position to avoid being released. I know that because I resigned I am not immediately eligible for UC. If I remain unemployed for an extended period of time, will I become eligible? For example, I’m unemployed for X months, then I can apply for benefits even though I resigned.

    Thanks!

    1. As far as I am aware, there is no clause as such where you automatically become eligible after a certain period of time.

      Please check further with the labor authorities in your state.

  25. I have a relative who is concerned about being fired from a job — his supervisor seems to be looking to place a friend in the job my relative is doing. The supervisor has been finding reasons to make complaints against my relative, but none of them are provable, and none are very bad (certainly nothing criminal in any way or safety related). If my relative is fired, can he collect benefits?

    1. As long as your relative has supporting evidence in case he is fired, he can draw benefits.

      His employer may dispute the claim.

  26. My mother got very sick I had to quit my employer that I been with over a year now I filed for unemployment will I get approved

    1. Unfortunately, you will not be eligible since unemployment insurance is only extended to those who become unemployed due to involuntary reasons.

  27. I am very very confused… When I go to the website, it said that I have funds available. Well, I filed my weekly claim on Sunday September 14,2015 for the week ending September 12, 2015. It stated that it was “not paid” when I have funds available for unemployment, wouldn’t that say that My claim was approved? I can’t get in touch with anyone. My question is, I had to resign from my previous employer due to a decline in mental health status, diagnosed with PTSD by the Va in 2011, certain aspects at work exacerbated my condition and for health reasons, I had no other choice but to resign. Had I not resigned I probably would have committed suicide. I am actively receiving treatment from the VA. What am I supposed to do at this point? I am seeing many posts that is giving the impression that the state does not care about the health of their tax payers and residents. Does this make me ineligible? No ine responds to emails and I cannot get in trough with anyone over the phone. I need to know what is going on with my claim before I lose everything.

    1. Victoria,

      We can understand your situation. Please try visiting an office in your area if the phones remain unanswered. If there are funds in your account, it largely means that your claim has been approved.

  28. I’m going to have back surgery and I would like to know if I would be able to draw unemployment. I will return to work when the doctor releases me.

  29. I have been working for a bank as a contractor (temporary work) for 2 years. I am now pregnant and due in December. I spoke to my supervisor today and asked if I would be able to have time off for maternity and will I be able to return after delivering my baby. She told me because I am a contractor I will not receive paid nor unpaid time off, and my position will not remain reserved for me, it will be filled as soon as I leave. So not only do I not have benefits, I also will not have a job to return to. Will I be able to receive any unemployment for the time I am able to work, after I have my baby?
    Thanks for any response.

    1. I have been working for a bank as a contractor (temporary work) for 2 years. I am now pregnant and due in December. I spoke to my supervisor today and asked if I would be able to have time off for maternity and will I be able to return after delivering my baby. She told me because I am a contractor I will not receive paid nor unpaid time off, and my position will not remain reserved for me, it will be filled as soon as I leave. So not only do I not have benefits, I also will not have a job to return to. Will I be able to receive any unemployment for the time I am able to work, after I have my baby?
      Thanks for any response.

    2. You will not be eligible since unemployment insurance is only extended to those who become unemployed due to involuntary reasons.

      Pregnancy is not considered.

  30. I quit my job of 38 years in Feb. The company was reducing my position out of mgmt. At this time my parents were dealing with health issues out of state and I knew I would have to spend a lot of time getting their house sold and moved here. Now I need help until I can find a job. Can I get unemployment benefits under this circumstance?

    1. I am afraid you will not be eligible since unemployment benefits are only extended to those who lose their job due to involuntary reasons such as lay offs.

  31. Can my company lay me off for a week and not pay me unemployment? I’ve been with this company 10 years. We have two layoff periods, Dec. and July. If you receive unemployment in Dec you want receive it in July when filed, and vice versa. We file thru company not by phone or online. Is this legal? We’ll get holiday pay check but nothing else.

    1. If your employer has declared themselves as seasonal, I guess this should be fine.

      Only the govt. can pay you unemployment compensation. Your company cannot administer it. Please inquire further with the labor authorities in your state.

  32. I have been out of work on medical leave for back surgery since December 2013. I had filed the required paperwork with my company so they had to hold my position, but two months after surgery, I found out the company leased all of the stores out to foreigners and left the state. This technically left me unemployed! It has been 7 months since surgery and now that I have been released to return to work by the doctor, worker’s comp has quit paying me! My problem is, I talked with my old manager and she said, even if I hired on with the new owners, they cannot meet my new compensation needs for my new physical restrictions. Am I eligible to receive unemployment until I can find a new job that will accommodate my back? I need some form of income until I can find another job to support my family and myself!

  33. I’ve been filing weekly claims, one week said “waiting period” now it says “NOT PAID” what does the status of “NOT PAID” mean besides the obvious of not being paid, does that mean my claim was denied? Or I will not be paid?

    Thanks for your help,

    Crystal Jenkins

    1. Please contact the customer service of the labor dept in Alabama on 1-800-361-4524 (7:00 am – 4:30 pm,, Mon. – Fri.) for an accurate status.

  34. my job posistion was eliminated and i was terminated and given severance pay. will the severance pay affect my ability to draw unemployment?

  35. I worked for Samlip in Alexander City, Alabama through a temp service. I was told I pointed out and was not to return to Samlip. I was told that I would not qualify for unemployment. Is that true?

    1. Depends on the type of employment.Seasonal and freelance workers are usually not eligible to receive UI payments. Please go ahead and speak to the Labor department in AL to ascertain.

  36. I’ve been waiting two week for unemployment to deposit money to my card and I found out the take the first and last check now what.one person is in charge of this and how would I go about calling or getting in touch with him

  37. I am not very happy with the state of Alabama, I have been without a job since October 2013 and filed like I was told to do and put in my time every week like I was suppose to do now it is the end of Nov. and not yet have I receieved anything not even a call from anyone to help me nor even a back pay from when I applied from the start go figure state of Alabama, now almost christmas and no money not even to pay power bill

  38. OK so I was told today I’m going to be laid off Friday from my full time job but I have a part time job 2 days a week and only make maybe 100 week from there can I get unemployment with having a part time job?

    1. Hi Trish,

      If you have worked full time in a company for a considerable period of time, you should be able to receive unemployment. However, you will have to mention your part time job and the earnings will be deducted from your weekly benefit amount if you qualify to receive unemployment.
      More information here –
      http://fineunemployment.org/alabama/application

      1. Thank you so much BC I have been on my full time job for 6 years and only had my part time job for 5 months and the only reason I got it is BC they cut my pay at my main job

        1. Hi Trish,

          You keep the required documents ready and file your initial claim the day you get laid off.

  39. i have worked as a server at the steak n shake off of goverment blvd. from 1-10-11/ 5-31-13. I was fired for asking a customer if there was anything left on the table before he sat down? (He sat at a dirty table and there was a 10 dollar bill sitting there before he sat down)”my tip”! The customer then called corporate and told them I made him feel uncomfortable and he left, I now know that the customer is always right even if they STEAL, his word against mine!!! I’m a single mother with 2 Baby girls and I need help, please notify me on how I go about getting my unemployment until I can find another means of work PLEASE

    1. Hi Barbara,

      Getting fired for a work related misconduct may not fetch you unemployment benefits. But, if you apply for benefits and it is denied, you have an option to appeal the decision. Please go ahead and apply for unemployment compensation.

  40. When a civilian employee is furloughed at what point can they apply for unemployment through Alabama? Do you have to take 5 or more continueous days of furlough? Example, I let empployee A take 5 days consecutively off, can he file and draw unemployment? Employee B wants to take all 11 days consecutively, can she apply for unemployment? I have several employees asking that question, also I am affected too. The link attached is driving the question. thanks for your response. Jack

    http://money.cnn.com/2013/05/29/news/economy/furlough-unemployment-benefits/index.html

  41. I work and draw social security. My company has been sold. Can I draw unemployment as well as my social security?

  42. I’m pregnant and my hour at work got reduced and in a month I will have to take a maternity leave am I eligible for unemployment.

  43. I am almost out of my unemployment, and I have been diligently searching for employment. How do I apply for the extension? How long will be extension be given? and Does the amount change from the current compensation? Thanks.

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