How Do I Qualify For Unemployment Benefits?

The main qualification requirements are as follows:

  • You must meet certain earnings requirements. That means that you must have earned enough wages in your claim base period to monetarily establish a claim.
  • You must be unemployed through no fault of your own.
  • You must be able to work, available for work and searching for work.
The Benefits Rights and Responsibilities pamphlet will provide more detailed information.

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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