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Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees


Definition: The Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees program provides unemployment benefits for eligible unemployed former civilian Federal employees.

The Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees program is administered by state unemployment offices as agents of the Federal government.

In general, state law in the state where your last official duty station in Federal civilian service was located will be the state law that determines eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits.

Unemployment Benefits for Federal Employees

The unemployment program for Federal government employees is operated under the same terms that apply to regular state unemployment insurance. 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 unemployment. You may be able to file online or by phone.

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