When Will I Receive My First Check?

Each unemployment claim is normally effective the Sunday date of the week in which the claim is filed. Louisiana unemployment insurance law provides that the first week benefits would otherwise be paid is to be held as the "week of waiting."

In most cases, the first unemployment check is received three weeks after the claim has been filed.

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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