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Delaware Unemployment Benefit Questions

How much can I receive in benefits?

The booklet Your Guide to Unemployment Insurance Benefits that you will receive when you file your new claim includes a “Weekly Benefit Amount Chart” that indicates the range of minimum to maximum benefits for which you may be entitled. The amount is known as the “weekly benefit amount (WBA)”. The present range provided by the Delaware Unemployment Insurance Law is $20 to $330.

What can I do if I am denied benefits?

You may appeal within 10 calendar days and request a hearing on the facts. The appeal must be filed in writing or in person at your local unemployment insurance office and it must be filed within 10 calendar days. Your signature must be included on the request for appeal.

  • You must file an appeal with the local unemployment insurance office within 10 days.
  • You must appeal in writing or in person. Appeal requests filed by e-mail are not acceptable because the person filing the appeal must sign appeal requests.
  • You must continue to file claims weekly.

What if I have moved to Delaware from an area outside of the state?

Your claim is managed by the laws of the State against which you file. This is called an “Interstate” claim.

The Delaware office will take your claim and forward all the information to the State where you worked. Any benefits you receive will be paid by the State against which you filed and will be mailed directly to your home.

You must meet all the requirements of that state’s laws in order to be eligible. Also, you must be registered for work with the Delaware Job Service when required to do so and must be actively looking for work in the area where you now reside. Since the laws of each State varies, it is possible that your base period, benefit year and check amount will be different from that of a Delaware worker. Your claim is governed by the laws of the State against which you file (the State that pays your benefits). You may file in Delaware against any of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.

Note: Different States may also have different penalties, rules for dependents’ allowances and sick claims. Also, other deductions may be required.

  1. I only have 3 weeks left of benefits and I am still having trouble getting a job. Can I file for an extension and if so how?

    • The E.U.C(Emergency Unemployment Compensation) remains expired. There is no extension available. Please inquire further with the labor authorities in your state by calling them.

  2. If I were to be laid-off from my job ,would I qualify for unemployment benefits? I work part time on a regular basis (20-24 hrs per week).

  3. I reside in NJ and have worked in NJ for several years. For the past 5 years I have worked as a consultant for a company whose headquarters are outside of both NJ and DE. I worked on a project located in NJ for the first 2 1/2 years 9/08 to 3/11) with this company. The next 2 1/2 years(3/11 to 10/13) I worked on a project site in DE. Must I apply for UIB in DE? If so, will NJ compensate me for the difference between the maximum amount I would receive from DE ($330/wk) and the maximum amount I would have received from NJ?

  4. I am employed by in Delaware I have a non work place injury which they will not accommodate my doctors restrictions. I have been out of work for 2 weeks now do I qualify for unemployment ?

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