How Soon After I Am Unemployed Can I File For Unemployment Benefits?

You can file a claim immediately and your claim will be effective the week you report to the local office. The effective date is normally the Sunday of the week in which you filed your first claim.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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