What Will Happen After I File My Initial Claim For Unemployment Benefits?

One to three weeks after the claim is first filed, you will receive a computer generated letter stating whether you will be eligible for benefits. You will not receive a benefit check during the time the ESD decision is pending. You must continue to turn in claim forms each week.

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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