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Ex-Service Member Unemployment Benefits


Definition: Ex-services members who were on active duty are eligible for unemployment if they were separated from the military under honorable conditions. Unemployment claims are filed in the states where the ex-military personnel reside.

The Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Service Members (UCX) program provides benefits for eligible ex-military personnel. Former members of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps are also covered under the UCX program. The program is administered by the states as agents of the Federal government.

Unemployment Benefits for Ex-Service Members

The laws of the state where the claim is filed determines benefit amounts, the number of weeks benefits can be paid, and other eligibility conditions.

To file a claim for unemployment check with your state unemployment office for information on how to open a claim. You may be able to file online or by phone.

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