Updated : March 19th, 2020
Are you willing and able to work?
How did you lose your previous job?
Have you been affected by coronavirus?
Were you offered telework with pay by your employer?
Were you fired for no fault of your own?
Did you quit your last job due to unsafe working conditions, not being paid, discrimination and / or health and safety risks?
Do you have paid medical leave?
Do you have a family member you are caring for?
You May Be Eligible
For more information, we suggest you connect with your local unemployment insurance office for all queries related to UI benefits.
Calculate your weekly benefits amount using the Benefits Calculator
You May Not Be Eligible
Do you have paid family leave?
Those losing their jobs due to no fault of their own may be eligible to obtain unemployment insurance from the state. However, there are certain criteria to be satisfied in order to successfully claim these benefits. To help you determine your eligibility, we have created an easy, simple-to-use eligibility calculator.
Every state frames certain guidelines that determine whether an individual can receive unemployment benefits or not. The amount of unemployment compensation that one receives also depends on state law.
If the state determines that you are eligible for unemployment benefits, filing weekly claims are extremely easy. States have reduced the amount of paperwork and created an online filing system.
To use the calculator, first select the state of residence. Once applicants select the state of residence, they will be asked five questions. The answers will determine whether they are eligible for benefits or not.
Note – that you are only qualified to receive unemployment benefits if your ex-employer paid unemployment taxes while you were serving the company.
Applicants are required to meet certain criteria before they can receive benefits in their states of residence. If applicants are not able to meet these criteria, they should have a valid reason stating why they are not able to meet the guidelines. State unemployment offices will consider the merits of each case, before processing claims. Here’s a list of requirements applicants should fulfill:
In addition to the above-mentioned eligibility requirements claimants need to maintain some other important aspects to receive UI benefits. State unemployment offices may ask claimants to furnish the following information or documentary evidence of:
To meet monetary eligibility requirements, all applicants must have worked for a certain period of time and earned sufficient wages. Claimants are eligible for benefits if they received wages in their covered employment for the calendar quarter where wages were the highest. Claimants should also know to be eligible for benefits their base period wages should not be less than one and a half times the wages paid in their highest quarter.
To know anything more regarding base period or unemployment insurance, read this easy-to-understand article