How To Stop filing For Unemployment Insurance

Updated : September 15th, 2021

Stopping your unemployment benefits is usually a step that follows retirement or securing a new job. Unemployment Insurance programs provide a monetary bonus to eligible people and offer temporary financial assistance until they find another stable source of income.

Unlike filing for benefits, filing to stop the benefits is an easy task. You do not even have to inform the authorities regarding it, you only have to stop submitting weekly claims. The payments will stop on their own.

How to stop filing for claims

If you don’t submit your weekly claim, you automatically get dropped from the program. You can choose to discontinue the payments at any time during your benefit year. Likewise, if you are deemed eligible, you can also resume claiming your remaining benefits for that benefit year.

Note that if you stop filing your claim even for a week, your benefit claims become inactive. If this happens, you may have to reopen the claim again during the 1st week of your eligibility.


Once your retirement pension starts arriving, you will have to inform the authorities involved. Trying to receive both payments may land you in trouble. Pension benefits are subject to taxes. If the officials cross-check this with your unemployment benefits, they may deem you over-paid and may even ask you to refund the benefit amount you have received.

It is not a rule in all states. Some states let you collect both unemployment benefits and pension benefits without reducing your benefit amount for U.I. Additionally, if this is your social security retirement pension, the amount will not be reduced. You need not report your social security pension benefits to the authorities at U.I.

To find out more, visit the Unemployment Benefits by State page.

New job

If you are discontinuing your benefits because you landed a new job, all you have to do is pick true in the field asking yourself, if you are back to work. It is a field that is there on each weekly claim filing form. Once you do this, your benefits will automatically become inactive, and you will stop receiving payments.

Whatever the reason for discontinuing your unemployment benefits, please ensure that you have enough money to meet necessary expenses. If you receive a new job offer and are unsure about liking the job, do some research about the job before you discontinue your benefits.

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  1. Are you eligible for benefits if your employer changes your job description and it no longer is the original job you were hired for. can you resign and claim benefits?

    1. If you resign voluntarily, you will not be eligible.

      Please call the Unemployment Office to confirm if you can be eligible to quit and draw benefits under such circumstances.

    1. Generally, UI benefits is only provided to those who’re able and available for work. If the medical condition is work related, they can apply explore benefits under the Workers Comp scheme.

  2. if while on unemployment I sale some of my land to get caught up on my on my bills will this keep me from getting my unemployment check?

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