How to Get Unemployment Benefits
How to get unemployment, including how to apply for unemployment benefits, eligibility for unemployment, and where to get answers to unemployment questions.
How to Calculate Unemployment
Information on how to calculate unemployment, including the amount of benefits and the number of weeks of benefits you are eligible to collect.
How to Collect Unemployment Benefits
How to collect unemployment benefits. A step-by-step guide to collecting unemployment benefits including who is eligible for benefits, how to apply, extended benefits and how much you will receive.
How Many Weeks of Unemployment Do I Get?
The number of weeks of unemployment compensation that are available for unemployed workers varies based on the state unemployment rate.
Unemployment Benefits for 2013
For 2013, a combination of state and federal unemployment benefits are available for jobless workers including Regular Unemployment (UI), Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) and Extended Benefits (EB).
Ex-Service Member Unemployment Benefits
Ex-services members who were on active duty are eligible for unemployment if they were seperated from the military under honorable conditions.
Self-Employment Assistance Programs
Self-Employment Assistance programs provide unemployed workers unemployment benefits while starting a small business.
Suitable Work Requirements for Unemployment
Information on suitable work requirements for unemployment, including what factors are included when determining whether employment is suitable.
Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC)
Extended unemployment benefits, including Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC), which provide additional weeks of unemployment benefits, are available to workers who have exhausted regular state unemployment insurance benefits during periods of high unemployment.
Following Spouse Unemployment Benefits
Following spouse unemployment benefits are unemployment benefits provided to an individual, if eligible, who relocates because of a spouse's new job.
Extended Benefits (EB) Program
The Extended Benefits (EB) program provides an additional 13 to 20 weeks of benefits to workers receiving unemployment insurance in states which have a specific unemployment rate.
Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees
The Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees program provides unemployment benefits for eligible unemployed former civilian Federal employees.
Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA) Unemployment
Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA) provide income to workers whose jobs were affected by foreign imports and who have exhausted unemployment compensation benefits.
Maximum Weekly Unemployment Compensation By State
Here is a list of the maximum weekly unemployment compensation benefits for each U.S. state.
State Unemployment Extension Program Information
Here is a list of unemployment extension programs for each state including Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) and Extended Benefits (EB) information.
What is the Difference Between EUC and EB?
An explanation of the difference between Emergency Employment Compensation (EUC) and Extended Benefits (EB).
Tiers of Extended Unemployment Benefits
Detailed information on the tiers of extended unemployment benefits, including the weeks of unemployment benefits included in each tier (Tiers 1 - 4) of unemployment, qualifying factors for tiers to be available, and the maximum number of weeks of unemployment an unemployed worker can collect.
Depending on location, unemployment benefits they may be paid by check, by direct deposit to your bank account or by adding funds to a debit card provided by your state unemployment office.
Unemployment Benefit Disqualifications
Eligibility for unemployment benefits isn't automatic. There are reasons that your unemployment claim can be denied and that you can be disqualified from collecting unemployment.
Unemployment Debit Cards
When you receive unemployment compensation your benefits may be paid via a debit card (also known as a direct payment card or electronic payment card) provided by your state unemployment office.
What Are the Unemployment Eligibility Requirements When You Are Pregnant?
Information on collecting unemployment when you are pregnant.
Unemployment extension news and updates, information on federal unemployment extensions, extended unemployment benefit guidelines, and information on how to collect extended unemployment benefits.
Unemployment Eligiblity Work Requirements
In order to be qualify for unemployment benefits, you must be ready, willing, available and able to work.
Unemployment Benefit Programs
There are a variety of types of unemployment insurance. Unemployed workers are eligible for types of unemployment insurance based on length of employment, wages earned, length of time unemployed, as well as eligibility for federal extended unemployment benefits.
Unemployment Benefits Waiting Period
Depending on your state, there may be a waiting period before unemployment benefits are paid.
Unemployment When You Resign
When you resign from your job you may not be eligible for unemployment benefits. In most cases, if you quit voluntarily you are not eligible. However, if you left for "good cause" you may be able to collect.
Turning Down a Job Offer When Collecting Unemployment
Information on when you can turn down a job offer while you are collecting unemployment.
Extended Unemployment Benefits
Extended Unemployment Benefits are available to workers who have exhausted regular unemployment insurance benefits during periods of high unemployment.
Partial Unemployment Benefits
Depending on location, an unemployed worker may be eligible for partial unemployment benefits if they work less than a full week.
Unemployment When You're Fired
If you were fired from your job you may be eligible for unemployment, depending on the circumstances. However, if you were fired for misconduct you probably won't be eligible for unemployment benefits.
Unemployment When You're Self Employed
In most cases, self employed workers who lose their income are not eligible for unemployment benefits. If you're not sure whether you're eligible, check with your state unemployment office will determine your eligibility for unemployment compensation.