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How do I apply for unemployment?

Q) How do I apply for unemployment?

A) To apply for unemployment insurance benefits you should:

  • Contact your state’s unemployment insurance program as soon as possible after becoming unemployed. In most states you can apply online.
  • Generally, you should file your claim with the state where you worked. If you worked in a state other than the one where you now live or if you worked in multiple states, the state unemployment insurance agency where you now live can provide information about how to file your claim with other states.
  •  Give complete and correct information in order to make sure your claim is not delayed or rejected.
  • It generally takes two to three weeks after you file your claim to receive your first benefit check.

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  1. If you are seeking unemployment insurance benefits because you were fired you may not qualify if you were found to be at fault. You must be out of work through no fault of your own. Workers who are laid off for economic reasons due to a plant closing, a reduction-in-force (RIF), or because of lack of work, for example are eligible for unemployment benefits. But employees who are fired are not always eligible for unemployment benefits if it was due to a fault on their part. If you can prove that you were fired for no foult of your own you my qualify for unemployment insurance benefit.

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