How Long Will It Take To Get My First Unemployment Check?

The first valid week is a Waiting Period week and no check is payable for that week. It will take approximately 2­3 weeks from the date you first file a new claim to receive your first unemployment check.

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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