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

You can file a claim immediately. You will not receive benefits for any period prior to the effective date of your claim (which is normally the Sunday of the week in which you establish your initial 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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