When Does My Claim Begin?

Your claim will start with the Sunday of the week in which you first file your claim if you are totally unemployed or employed part time and earn less than your benefit rate. This begins your Benefit Year. The Benefit Year is a 52 week period. In instances when a subsequent claim would cause base periods to overlap, the benefit year is 53 weeks. Any additional claims (re­files) you submit during this period will have the same Benefit Year.

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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