Program DescriptionThe Federal-State Unemployment Insurance Program provides unemployment benefits to eligible workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own (as determined under District of Columbia law, and meet other eligibility requirements of District of Columbia law).
- Unemployment insurance (UI) payments (benefits) are intended to provide temporary financial assistance to unemployed workers who meet the requirements of District of Columbia law.
- The District of Columbia administers a separate unemployment insurance program within guidelines established by Federal law.
General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must have worked in the District of Columbia during the past 12 months and have earned at least a minimum amount of wages as determined by our guidelines. You must also be able to work and be available for work each week that you are collecting benefits.