checklistUnemployment benefits provide temporary payments to eligible workers who lose their job through no fault of their own. You must be able and available to work to receive unemployment benefits. Benefits are paid through state and federal unemployment taxes collected from employers.

Who is Eligible?

To receive state benefits, you must meet specific requirements, including actively seeking employment.

How Do I Apply?

You can apply for benefits online. Learn what important documents you will need to apply and how to create an account.

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  • Access the UI Direct Portal
  • Apply for unemployment benefits.
  • Complete your weekly claim.
  • Check your claim status.