Kansas unemployment insurance benefits provide temporary financial assistance to those who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own and meet other eligibility requirements. The program helps you cover living expenses when you’re out of work. The amount of money you receive each week depends on factors like your previous income and work history.
Kansas UI Benefits Calculator
The Kansas Unemployment Benefits Calculator helps you estimate your UI weekly benefits amount.
You must meet the monetary and job separation requirements to qualify for unemployment benefits in Kansas.
To be monetarily eligible for Kansas unemployment benefits, you must have been paid at least 30 times your weekly benefit amount during your base period. In Kansas, the base period is the last four of the five complete calendar quarters before filing your new claim. If you don’t have enough wages in your base period, the Kansas DOL will consider your wages in the alternate base period.
You can qualify for Kansas unemployment benefits only if you become unemployed through no fault of your own. You won’t qualify for benefits if you quit your job unless the reason for quitting is considered “good cause.”
Examples of quitting for good cause:
Working in an unsafe working environment
Facing domestic or family violence
Your spouse or partner has to move for their job
Your employer made significant changes to your job responsibilities without your consent
You must request payments for each week that you are unemployed and wish to collect benefits. You can request weekly payments online.
If you’d prefer not to use the internet, you can certify over the phone. You will be asked a series of questions when you request your weekly payments. To avoid committing unemployment fraud, be sure to answer honestly and accurately.
There are many things to watch out for after you apply for unemployment compensation.
You must report all earnings while requesting payments. Failure to disclose wages or knowingly making a false statement to secure more benefits will result in overpayment due to unemployment fraud. Consequences of receiving overpayment through fraud include disqualification from benefits, prosecution, and a fine or criminal charges.
Kansas unemployment benefits last for up to 16 weeks. But if the state’s unemployment rate climbs too high, you might qualify for extended benefits.
Job Training Assistance
Kansas Approved Training programs provide a way for unemployed individuals to build new skills that are in demand by employers. Managed by the Kansas Department of Labor and Workforce Centers, these programs are designed to increase your employment opportunities by equipping you with specific expertise or certifications. While enrolled in an approved training program, you may still be eligible to receive unemployment benefits without having to actively search for work each week.