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Alabama Unemployment Weekly Claims

After you are determined as eligible to receive unemployment benefits, you will have to proceed to step 2. Here, you have to fulfill certain requirements each week after which you will receive your unemployment pay check. This is called weekly certification. It is in place to ensure you are in constant search to get back to work.

When you file your certification for weekly benefits, you will be instructed to answer the questions truthfully.

When all the information has been entered and verified, you will be told that your certification has been accepted and is being processed. You must wait for this response to insure that all your answers have been recorded. If one or more of your answers is potentially disqualifying, you will be instructed to call the Call Center Inquiry Line for a fact-finding interview.

If you choose to stop filing weekly claim certifications for any reason, your claim becomes inactive. You will be notified about the break in your claim series when you make your weekly call. If you fail to follow the instructions provided, it may result in a loss of benefits. If you have failed to call for at least two weeks or more, you will have to reopen your claim.

Weekly continued claim certifications may be filed Sunday through Friday. To be considered timely, you must file your weekly certification no later than 5PM each friday.

Please note that you can be penalized for giving inaccurate or false information to obtain unemployment benefits.

Weekly Certification

Call
Birmingham (205) 458-2282
Montgomery (334) 954-4094
Not in a local area: (800) 752-7389

File a weekly certification online.

Know about weekly work search requirements which are needed while filing weekly claims.

  1. Hello, I filed in August as self-employed. I’m not eligible for regular benefits but received the letter of eligibility for PUA so I’ve been making weekly certified claims as requested. However, I still haven’t received a payment or told an amount that I should be receiving and attempts to speak to someone have been unsuccessful. Is there a step I’m missing here?

    1. Shay,

      There will be a delay considering the number of applications that are being processed. Please continue chasing the office/check your status online at regular intervals.

  2. I filled August 8th,still have not received any payment.I continue to file weekly.I have not been able to speak to anyone directly.I need some insight to my claim.

      1. I have a daughter that has been diagnosed with covid 19. Somehow the system didn’t accept it when I answered yes to the question regarding to providing care for a family member who has been diagnosed with covid 19. I recieved na denial letter for that week. Does this mean my claim is denied or just that week?

    1. Not sure when I am required to begin weekly reporting ! My Alabama claim was filed 8/10/2020 , however my former employer informed me that since I was a Alabama resident but earned my wages in GA ,I should file in GA ! After two months of weekly reporting to GA I was told that GADOL turned my claim to ALDOL in the form of a combined earned wage claim ! My last day of employment was 8/6/2020 ,I worked in GA from 7/28/2019 until */6/2020 ! Have not been able to speak with anyone from ALDOL after 33.5 hours on phone calls approx. 37 e-mails , all unanswered ! Have been on a call back list for over 2 weeks !

      1. John,

        I can understand your situation. There will be a delay considering the number of applications that are being processed. Please continue chasing the office/check your status online at regular intervals until payments normalize.

  3. I filled August 8th,still have not received any payment.I continue to file weekly.I have not been able to speak to anyone directly.I need some insight to my claim.

  4. I have a question..I checked the status on my claim over the phone and it says week 9/14 has been certified but no payment has been made.. does that mean I’m approved??

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