In recent months, many citizens have applied to receive unemployment benefits and are curious about what other state-run benefit programs are available to help. Benefits.gov understands that finding unemployment benefits in your state and navigating the process can be difficult. Here, you can find resources to direct you to your state’s unemployment information.
Are you looking for benefits related to unemployment insurance? Unemployment insurance benefits provide temporary financial assistance to workers unemployed through no fault of their own who meet the state’s eligibility requirements. Each state operates its own unemployment insurance program. Benefits.gov has many resources to help with your search:
On Benefits.gov, you can find a benefit page related to your state’s unemployment information or browse our Unemployment Assistance subcategory. Each unemployment insurance benefit page includes the program description, program requirements, application process, and contact information. You can also use CareerOneStop’s Unemployment map to select your state and find additional links to apply in the state where you worked.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. government has allowed states to adjust their laws to provide unemployment insurance benefits related to COVID-19, including:
In addition, federal law does not require an employee to quit to receive benefits due to the impact of COVID-19. Check with the state you reside regarding specific changes made.
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) is a federal program included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The program provides support for Americans who are unable to work due to the Coronavirus pandemic, but do not qualify for traditional unemployment insurance. To learn more about PUA, visit the Coronavirus Resources for Unemployment and Small Businesses article or read more about it on the Department of Labor’s coronavirus resources page.