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Max. Weekly Benefit Amount
$538
Max. Weeks of Benefits
26
Current Jobless Rate
4%
Max Weekly Benefit Amount
$538
Max Weeks of benefits
26
Current Jobless rate
4%

Updated : September 6th, 2019

Oregon Unemployment Benefits

The Unemployment Insurance in Oregon is designed to compensate a part of the wages lost by the applicants for no fault of their own. You may apply for unemployment benefits if you were laid off from work or if your working hours.

Know more about the unemployment insurance policy in the state of Oregon and all the important information you need to know while filing for unemployment benefits

Eligibility to Apply for UI Benefits in Oregon

To be eligible to receive unemployment benefits in the state of Oregon, the applicants must display qualifications in wages earned during the base period, the reason for separating from the previous organization and the manner in which eligibility is maintained throughout the benefit period.

Monetary Eligibility

In order to gain monetary eligibility in Oregon, applicants must have earned a sufficient amount of wages in the base period.

A base period is a one year period divided into the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters. The calculation of the base period will depend on the date on which you file for unemployment benefits.

Also, a quarter is a three-month period, wherein a base-year will consist of four completed calendar quarters. A calendar quarter usually ends on March 31, June 30, September 30, or December 31.

To be qualified for unemployment benefits in Oregon, the following conditions must be met:

  • The applicant must have received a minimum of $1000 in subject wages during the base period. Subject wages are the earnings of the applicant on which his/her employer has paid UI taxes
  • The total wages earned during the base period must be at least 1.5 times more than the wages earned during the quarter in which you earned the highest amount of wages

Or

You worked for a minimum of 500 hours and received subject wages in your previous job.

The state of Oregon uses two approaches to calculate wages to find out if an applicant is eligible for benefits or not. As per the standard base period, the wages you earned during the first four of the last five calendar quarters will be considered.

If you do not meet the requirements using the standard base period, your wages will automatically be calculated using the alternative base period. In this, the wages you earned in the previous four calendar quarters from the date of your application for benefits will be considered for qualification.

In the state of Oregon, the weekly benefit amount will be 1.25% of the total base year gross income, earned by the applicant. The Weekly Benefit Amount (WBA), however, will not exceed the minimum and maximum limit set by the authorities. The maximum WBA provided in Oregon is $538, and the minimum WBA is $126.

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Job Separation

It is important for the applicants to promptly disclose the reason for separating from the previous organization. The laws in Oregon dictates that you will only be eligible for unemployment benefits if you lost your previous job due to no fault of your own.

The state describes various types of work separations to help define the nature of job-separation clearly:

Lack of Work: You were laid-off from your employer due to a shortage of work, and that the employer had no work to give you. This may arise due to the closure of business, downsizing the staff, or temporary shutdown due to maintenance.

Leave of Absence: You are considered to be on a leave of absence if your employer is given you some time away from work, such as maternity leave, medical leave, or leaves granted for any other personal reasons.

Voluntary Leaving Work: You voluntarily decide to part ways from your previous employer without any good cause. This implies that there was no shortage or stoppage of work and that the applicant separated from work based on his/her own volition.

Discharge/Terminated: You were terminated or discharged from work if the employer did not face shortage or stoppage of work, but yet wouldn’t allow you to continue to work in his/her organization.

The primary rule in Oregon is that you must not have lost your job as a result of your own fault, and there must be a good cause attributable to the employer. Failing to meet this requirement may lead to your candidature for UI benefits being disqualified.

Also, providing false or misleading information regarding job-separation may lead to the stoppage of the benefits to you, and you may also have to pay the benefits received with interest and penalty. The state of Oregon considers such misleading attempts as a fraud.

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Eligibility requirements – overview

Maintaining Eligibility

You will gain eligibility for unemployment benefits once you establish that you’ve earned the stipulated amount of wages in the base period and you lost your last job for no fault of your own. Receiving your weekly benefit amount, however, will depend on you fulfilling the following conditions:

  • You must be physically and mentally able to work throughout the benefit period
  • You must be available for work in the entire duration of the benefit period. If at any time you become unavailable for work, you must intimate the concerned department promptly
  • You should be actively seeking employment opportunities
  • You must consult at least five prospective employers each week as a part of the job-search requirement
  • You must submit a report on the job-search requirement exercise, whereby you inform about – date of contact, name of the company, contact details of the company, online job posting ID number (if applicable), type of work applied for, mode of contact (phone, email, online resume submission etc.), and the result of the contact
  • You must not reject any job offers made to you with a ‘good cause’. You must explain the cause to the concerned department, which will make a decision if the reason for rejection is good or not

You must submit all this information every week when you apply for weekly benefits. Failure to submit any of the necessary documents will lead to discontinuation of the benefit amount. The concerned department will also conduct audits to verify if your documents and explanations are genuine. If it is found that you’ve submitted false or misleading information, you will face consequences ranging from non-payment of benefits to facing fraud charges.

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How to Apply For UI Benefits in Oregon?

To apply for unemployment benefits in Oregon, you must possess the following documents:

  • A valid social security number
  • A driving license or any other ID provided by the state
  • Recent paystubs received from your last employer during the base period to determine your WBA
  • Name and contact details of your previous organization and your previous employer
  • SF08 and SF50 along with your Federal Employee Identification Number if you were a federal employee
  • DD-214 along with the start date and end date of employment if you were ex-military personnel

You may apply for benefits in Oregon through the following means:

Online

Claiming for benefits on the Online Claims System is the most convenient way in the state of Oregon. This online portal not only allows the applicants to claim for weekly benefits but also provides other services.

You can restart a previous claim, update your address, change/reset the PIN, view up to five years of your 1099G forms, and pay the overpayments if due using the Online Claims System. The Online Claims System is functional on all the seven days of the week. The service is available round the clock, except from 12:30 AM to 2:00 AM every day due to system maintenance.

Telephone

If you are looking for another way to apply for benefits, you may do so by placing a phone call to connect with the Weekly Claim Line.

You may contact Weekly Claim Line centers that are closer to you from the following:

Center Phone Number
Portland Area (503) 224-0405
Greater Salem Area (503) 375-7900
Eastern/Central Oregon/Bend (541) 388-4066
TOLL-FREE (800) 982-8920

How to File Weekly Claims

Once you submit your application, you will receive The Wage and Potential Benefit Report through the mail. You must go through the document carefully and verify all the information provided in the document.

If there are any discrepancies in the report’s information, instructions regarding rectifying the mistake will be given within the form, which you will be expected to follow.

The report will also contain Customer Identification Number (CID), which is a unique number assigned to you. This number will be used on all the documents concerning your application to safeguard your identity. You will need CID while using both online and telephonic services.

You will also be asked to create a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN) at the time you file a claim application. You will need to sue the PIN when you make use of any automated systems.

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UI Benefits Amount

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The Unemployment Insurance Benefits Calculator assist you to find out the approximate UI Benefits amount that he/she may receive in the state of Oregon.


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Things to Know After Filing An Application

The claimants must be aware of certain information as they begin to receive their weekly benefits every week. Lack of information may sometimes lead you to situations where break rules inadvertently or miss opportunities that may have helped you in your career.

Overpayments and Fraud

The state of Oregon stresses on distributing the resources among the applicants fairly and without any malpractice. If you happen to receive benefits amount that wasn’t intended for you, you will be affecting the fair distribution of the funds.

When you receive a share of benefits that was not intended to you, this will be considered as an overpayment. It must be noted that an applicant who receives an overpayment is liable to pay the excessive amount back.

When you receive an overpayment, you will receive a notice from the concerned department, which will contain repayment details and your right to appeal. The notice will also contain the administrative decision ascertaining the reason for the overpayment.

Some of the reasons that can result in an overpayment:

  • Incorrectly reporting the wages you’ve earned during the base period
  • Providing a false reason for job-separation
  • A decision reversed by an appeal
  • Payments made by the department to you prior to coming across an issue with your application
  • Your WBA is reduced due to a correction imposed on your base period based on your base period wages

In the case of overpayment, you may choose the following ways to pay back the excessive amount in Oregon:

  • Wage garnishment
  • Property liens
  • Interception of state and federal income tax refunds

If an applicant willfully provides false information or misrepresents facts in order to get UI benefits, it will be considered as fraud. The state of Oregon takes the cases of fraud seriously, and it will be dealt with severely, where the repercussions range from paying high penalties to facing prosecution.

Some of the examples of fraud are:

  • Presenting false/fake documents to gain eligibility for unemployment benefits in Oregon
  • Providing false information or withholding information on turning down jobs during the benefits weeks
  • Misquoting the wages you’ve earned during your base period
  • Providing false/misleading reasons for job-separations
  • Filing for benefits when you were not able to or available to work
  • Filing for benefits when you were in jail

Benefits Extension

Presently, there are no federal or state-operated benefit extension programs given in Texas. The applicant is advised to visit or call the concerned authorities to known more about the current available Reemployment Assistance plans.

Job Training Assistance

The state of Oregon provides various avenues to look for jobs and apprenticeship programs to help applicants land on their feet at the earliest. The state also provides opportunities for the applicants to improve their skill sets through various training programs to make them better in their area of expertise.

WorkSource Oregon (WSO) is a network of local and state service providers which helps those who are looking for jobs by helping them find appropriate jobs or by providing training services.

The WorkSource Oregon does not charge any fee to the applicants as all the services are provided free of cost. Some of the services provided by WSO are:

  • WSO provides assistance for military veterans
  • WSO provides resume and cover letter resources to help the applicants
  • You can also prepare for future interviews in a WSO center
  • You can receive regularly updated job-opening information
  • WSO provides skill and career assessment services
  • You can seek help with WSO if you lost your job due to foreign trade
  • The centers also provide specialized services for migrant workers, seasonal workers, and people with disabilities
  • You can also access materials such as books, self-help guides, and videos relating to career building activities
  • The WSO center also hosts local training providers, which includes skill building and job training

The state of Oregon also provides services such as the Career Information System (CIS), which allows you to take assessments to let you know what occupation suits you best.

You can also log in to www.QualityInfo.org to get more information on wages, occupation and industry information, and workforce and economic research publications.

The state of Oregon also provides an online tool called iMatchSkills, wherein you can use this tool to find out which potential occupation will suit you best. The tool uses your skills and work history to determine what kind of job will be more suitable for you.

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Oregon Office Locations and Phone Numbers

Make note of the following contact details, which you may need during your benefit period:

OR Unemployment Office Phone Numbers

Weekly claims - Bend, Madras,Prineville, Redmond 541-388-4066
Weekly claims - Dallas, Salem local area 503-375-7900
Weekly Claims - Newberg, Portland, Woodburn 503-224-0405
All other locations (800) 982-8920
TTY Relay Service 711
UI Center - Portland (503) 292-2057
UI Center - Salem (503) 947-1500
UI Center - Bend (541) 388-6207
UI Center - All other locations (877) 345-3484
Child Support - Salem area (503) 373-7300
Child Support - Toll-Free in Oregon (800) 850-0228
Child Support - Outside Oregon (503) 378-5567
Child Support - TTY - Outside Oregon (800) 735-2900
ReliaCard® - Customer Service 1-855-279-1270
Fraud Hotline (877)668-3204

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Frequently Asked Question

Q. How do I get my Personal Identification Number (PIN)?
You can select a Personal Identification Number (PIN) when you first submit your initial unemployment application - online or by telephone. You will have to use the same PIN throughout your claim.
You will need it whenever you access the Online Claim System and to claim weekly benefits whether online or by telephone. If you forget it, you will be asked to reset the PIN. Make note that you are responsible for the security of your PIN, so do not share it with anyone whatsoever.
Q. How do I get my Claimant Identification Number (CID)?
Your Claimant Identification Number (CID) is a number assigned to you at the time you submitted the application for UI benefits in Oregon. You will need to use it on the documents sent to you by the concerned department as a way to safeguard your claim and Social Security number from identity theft.
Your CID will be asked when you intend to change your address or apply for direct deposit through the Online Claim System. The labor department will not give out your CID, even to you if you call, so please keep a record of it.
Q. What is a Waiting Week?
The Waiting Week is the first week on your claim in which you meet all eligibility requirements. You do not receive payment for your waiting week. Every unemployment account must have a Waiting Week before the unemployment department can start making benefit payments.
Q. Does retirement pay affect my benefits?
Retirement pay could reduce your benefits, make you ineligible, or have no effect at all. If you are not eligible for periodic payments, it has no effect. If an employer for whom you worked during the base year of your claim either contributed to the retirement fund or maintained it, then your retirement pay is deducted dollar for dollar.
Q. What is the procedure to start or stop tax withholding?
Applicants can choose to have state or federal taxes, both, or neither withheld from the amount they receive. They can change their withholding after filing for the claim. Tax regulations, however, require changes to tax withholding be made in writing.
Complete an Authorization for Tax Withholding, Form 1040WH, and mail your request to the Employment Department at PO Box 14135, Salem, OR 97309 or fax it to (503)-947-1335. Be sure to include your name and either Social Security number or customer ID number (CID).
Q. Can the Department reduce the benefits for child support payments?
The department can reduce the benefits for child support payments. In the event, you owe child support payments and there is a court order requiring deductions, a percentage is deducted from your benefits each week. The deductions continue until the court notifies us to stop.
Q. How is my weekly benefit amount calculated?
Your weekly benefit amount is 1.25% of the total base year gross earnings. The state of Oregon mandates that it will not be less than the minimum or more than the maximum amounts you can receive.
Q. How long do benefits last?
Your benefit year is a 52 week period that begins the first week you file. You may receive total benefits up to 26 times your weekly benefit amount. You can’t file a new Oregon claim until your benefit year is up, even if you’ve received all of your benefits.
Q. Will I be eligible for UI benefits if I started my own business?
Running your own business will stand as a direct contradiction to the condition that you must be available for work. You must report any self-employment activities to the UI Center, even if you don’t have earnings from it. Failure to report such details to the department will result in overpayment and penalties.

Questions & Answers

  1. I have been employed by the same restaurant for over 19 years with the same owner. It was sold after the first of the year and 4 mo’s later I have been told “we have to let you go” with no forewarning or dismissal papers of any kind. I am going to file for UI but my question is …I am 72 and healthy as a 50 yr old, still very self sufficient and active. I am planning to search out another income but will need the assistance of UI for a few months. So, is there an age limit to UI? and if so,, what would be another source of help.

    1. Donene,

      I am not sure if there is one. You can go ahead and consider applying or even call the Unemployment Office before doing so.

  2. I work in Oregon I work everyday but lately I have been missing multiple days for lack of work. Someone mentioned that since I work in a union I am allowed to collect unemployment for the says lost is this true

    1. Russ,

      Regardless of your Union membership, a claimant is allowed to collect ‘Partial’ UI benefits for a reduction in employment hours. Please consider applying.

  3. My partner and I have lived together for 15 years and we have a 7 year old together. We are not married due to complicated extended family issues. I have been employed at the same job for 10 years. My partner recently accepted a job offer in Arizona. We will be moving there in July at which point I will need to quit my job. Can I qualify for trailing spouse benefits?

    1. Julia,

      “Trailing Spouse” benefits are not available in every state. Plus, since you’re not legally wedded, I am not sure if you can claim for a voluntary reason. Please call the Unemployment Office for clarification.

  4. I live in very remote areas with zero public transportation. Recently my car broke down leavingme with no wayto getto work . Takes me45 minutes drive time shop walkingis out of the question. I cannot car pool, as none lives out here if i get firedor I have to quit can I receive unemployment benefits?

    1. Lori,

      You might be eligible to claim UI benefits under these conditions. Before deciding on your employment, please call the Unemployment Office to confirm.

  5. Hello.
    I currently receive UI in California but due to Tubbs Fire, I am being displaced and am offered housing in Oregon. I wanted to know if I am collecting Unemployment Insurance in Ca but move to Oregon, am i eligible for job training or education in Oregon? I REALLY WANT A GREAT JOB! I have two college degrees but i am an older worker and having a hard time with age discrimination at age 58 years young. Please tell me Oregon has assistance where I am able to obtain a great job again. Thank you.

  6. I have applied for UI in Oregon and have gone through all steps to receive benefits except meeting with Workforce Oregon staff. My concern is I recently lost my wallet with current ID and cannot replace it until my birth certificate is sent. This will take up to 90 days. I have 2 photo ids that are expired. Can I use these as proof of identity? I cannot wait 90 days for birth certificate to mail.

  7. After 3 months of claiming unemployment I decided to pursue a call center job. I met with a woman at a hiring agency who told me more about a call center position. I specifically inquired about what it would be like on a day-to-day basis because I recently started counseling for some severe abusive nature from my last place of employment. I cannot put myself into another negative environment while trying to improve my mental health, it’s just that bad. I’ve had deep depression and have been seeing a counselor since August, when the abusive job ended. Still struggling in mental health and rightfully looking for a job that would be at least neutral, if not positive. But two weeks into the call center job, last Friday I got callers so verbally abusive. Calling you “f****** stupid” , “idiot” etc. to no end. No matter how hard you try to be nice and kind to them and ask them to calm down. I had a full on panic attack. Hyperventilating. I was the third person of our training group that day that ended up in that same emotional state. Supervisor told me without a blink and with a smile that it’s just a part of the job and will happen on a day to day basis. At this point, I am literally terrified to go back to work. My preexisting depression was not prepared for this and I did everything I could to ask questions prior to accepting the job to know if this was a wise decision for me or not. My mental health is number one because of how poor of a state it was in to begin with. Now am terrified that if I quit this job and claim unemployment to save myself from feeling worse, I won’t be granted unemployment again due to quitting. I have no idea if it’s worth it to quit now to save my mental health while not knowing if I qualify for unemployment benefits, or if I have to stick it out at this place and watch my mental health deteriorate while I look for another job.

    1. Jamie,

      Please take good care of yourself. It important to stay strong and be optimistic. A claimant can be eligible to claim UI benefits in the backdrop of hostile working conditions. Make sure to check with the Unemployment Office before making a decision.

  8. If my employer layed me off after 29 years because my knees have arthritis which did not affect my duties but they were worried about liability if I got hurt but said that if I strengthend my knees in the next 3 months they would bring me back . do I still have to look for work ? I am 64 years old

    1. Joan,

      You may not be eligible since unemployment insurance is only extended to those who become unemployed due to involuntary reasons. Please call the Unemployment Office for clarification.

  9. I live in Wisconsin but am employed in Oregon every year from June-Oct. Am I able to claim benefits? If so in what state do I file the claim? Also what month will my income show up, as I was told not until april of next year is this true?

    1. Shane,

      Please consider filing from the state where your employment was based. With regard to the latter part of your question, I suggest you speak to the Unemployment Office for clarity.

  10. I started a job 2 month ago. I told my employer that I was a recovery drug addict. With 6 months clean and sober time. He said that’s okay I still want to hire you for the painting position.I got the job.been working at different job site its all good.until 7 days ago the new job site I was to work at the apartments I was to be painting. Were the apartments where I was doing drugs at 6 month ago. I told him its not good for my recovery clean and sober time of 6 month. He said he didn’t care about that. I choose not go in that day. Instead I went n/a meeting my clean and sober time was Moore important to me . he could have sent me to a different job to work or just fired so I could look for a new job. Instead im not fired but I have been off work for 7days and still have 5 days to go at least to go. He said on the 12 day we can talk about it. Can I fill for unemployment for the days I lost not work or until. I fide a new job. Or go back to work for him

  11. My current employer is relocating to a place where there is no public transportation. I rely on public transportation since I don’t drive. Am I eligible for unemployment benifits?

  12. I quit my job because my employer was breaking the law. I won a Labor and Wage claim. Can I collect unemployment?

  13. I am currently working in a company where we are short staffed. The work load has been becoming increasingly worse. The result is I am not getting lunches, nor breaks in order to attempt to stay caught up. As well, I am working 8 hours at the site of employment, and another 2 to 4 hours a night at home. I feel this is not a healthy nor safe working condition given I work in the health care field. After 8 hours at the site of employment we are often given more work with a direction that is has to be finished before we go home. Now, at the time of this question we just lost another employee. What are my rights? The upper management argues that we are role models for others and basically have to set an example. However, at the pace that is being demanded I don’t feel the work load is conducive to good health? Now the employer has written me up for tasks not being done in a timely manner. Can I quit this job and receive unemployment under it feeling like a hostile environment?

    1. An employee can be eligible to quit under hostile working conditions and claim.

      The hostility conditions for your employment is best defined by the authorities. Please call the Unemployment Office to check eligibility and decide accordingly.

  14. I began work in May 2016 in Oregon. I was laid off March 10, 2017 at no fault of my own. Am I eligible for unemployment benefits ?

  15. I am currently working as a correctional officer. The job becomes increasingly more dangerous each day. Would I quality for unemployment under these circumstances?

    1. Yes, you can be eligible to claim if the working conditions are hostile.

      Please call the Unemployment Office to find out more before making a decision.

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

  16. After 17 years on the job I injured my back at work. The injury accepted by workers comp is not my actual lower back problem but my case would be difficult to prove in court, so I am forced to take a settlement. Once the settlement money is used up I’ll have zero income. However I’m only released by my doctor to work 4 hours of light duty with frequent position changes and a number of restrictions. As part of the settlement, my employer will let me go and will not contest unemployment. However, with all my medical restrictions, will I even qualify for unemployment??

  17. My son had to move to Oklahoma from Oregon for family reasons can he draw his unemployment from Oregon while he applies for jobs in Oklahoma

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

  18. I currently have been working at my job for 2yrs, I just was told that I no longer qualify for my housing due to my wage increase. I have no where to go with two little kids in this town so I will need to move as soon as possible. Will I be able to file? I’m not leaving because it’s a choice I want

    1. I can understand your concern. There are exceptions to quitting voluntarily.

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

  19. I am 49% owner of a family owned business and we are in the process of closing it down or selling it. My brother has 51%. We are salary and pay Oregon unemployment tax. We can not afford to keep me on the payroll and keep the companying going until we sale or close down. We have one employee. It takes two machine operators to run it. If I am able to collect will I have to look for work or can I help run the office will I am collecting

    1. Well, not sure if you as the owner can claim Unemployment Insurance. Regular claimants will have to look for employment and report the required number of job searches every week.

      Please call the Unemployment Office in your state for further information.

  20. I told my employer I was going to start looking for a new position and a month later they hired a new person for my position and told me I needed to turn in my resignation. Will I qualify for benefits?

    1. Well, this is a tricky situation since you had nearly resigned due to voluntary reasons.

      Please inquire further with the Labor authorities in your state and apply accordingly.

  21. Hello, I am living in Texas and returning to my home state of Oregon. I plan on quitting my current employer to return to Oregon. I am under a doctors care for stage 3 breast cancer and want to return to Oregon to be near family as I am a single person. Would I be eligible for unemployment while I actively seek a job?

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

      Please inquire further with the Unemployment Office in your state.

  22. Are adjunct faculty members at private liberal arts universities in Oregon eligible for unemployment wages during the non-school seasons? (summer)

    1. Seasonally employed do not generally qualify for UI benefits.

      Please call the Unemployment Office for confirmation.

  23. I’ve been with same company for 20 years. Very physical work. I’m unable to perform at my job properly due to several conditions that have developed because of the work i do. In the past 6 mths I’ve had to file 2 workers comp claims. I’m considering requesting to be laid off or quitting if they won’t. I can work just not hard physical labor which is what my job entails. Can I collect while I’m trying to find lighter work?

    1. It depends on multiple factors. Generally, personal reasons such as health is not considered. However, there are exceptions.

      Please call the Unemployment Office before making a decision.

  24. can a member of a LLC working with W-2 status collect unemployment payments after the business is closed due to financial hardship?

    1. Depends on the nature of employment.

      You may call the Unemployment Office in your state for precise information.

  25. I am leaving my job and relocating to different state because my spouse is going to school. Am I eligible for benefits?

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

  26. I qualify for unemployment in oregon but would receive only 280 per week if I apply now. If I wait until October 1, I would qualify for the full amount of $525. My question is: If I file now, when would I be permitted to reopen a claim and file again in hopes of getting the full amount of unemployment?
    Thank you.
    Harrison Bauer

    1. Not sure if you can do this.

      Please call the claims center of the Unemployment Office in your state for further information.

  27. I am being laid off my job due to it being eliminated as of 06/10/2016. I am going to receive a severance for a few weeks. Do I need to file immediately for unemployment or can I take the severance weeks off. I would like to file for unemployment when the severance is about ten weeks after the final work date.

  28. I own a salon with 4 employees. We are in a retirement community and we have had an outbreak of the Noro virus that started approximatly April 11 and as of this morning we looked like it would be clear to start on Mon. May 2. But, this afternoon one more person has become infected and it puts my employees out of work for atleast 4 more days. Are they eligible for benefits?6

  29. I currently work as a temp employee and my contract end in June. I am planning to finish out contract but my husband received a job offer in California and I will be moving there once my contract ends. Can I apply for unemployment since I am relocating and my contract will be ending?

    1. Contracted employees are generally not eligible.

      Please call the Unemployment Office in your state for further information.

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