With so many people losing jobs during this time, it is important to know how unemployment insurance (UI) works.
Each state has its own rules for UI benefits. You can find out more about your state’s rules using this tool.
If you are newly unemployed, you should contact your state’s UI program as soon as possible. You can find your state’s program here. Ask them if you should file a claim in person, by phone, or online.
For more information about unemployment insurance, check out this Fact Sheet. It explains who is eligible, how to apply, how to stay eligible, what to do if you are denied, and how long benefits last.
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