If you have not filed for your unemployment insurance, we recommend that you complete your application immediately. For your convenience, we have listed the website links and contact information for each state below. Alabama Alabama Department of Industrial Relations By Phone: 1-866-234-5382 Online: https://dir.alabama.gov/uc/Claims/default.aspx Alaska Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development By Phone: 1-888-252-2557 [...]
There are additional hurdles that must be met in certain situations. If you are enrolled in school, you must have it approved by your unemployment agency. You must also explain how your classes will not prohibit you from seeking employment or that you will stop going to school if it keeps you from finding a [...]
Some workers are asked to participate in re-employment services or retraining when they have been unable to find suitable work for a period of time. Once you are enrolled in this type of training program, you will be trained in a job skill. One benefit of this program is that you are not asked to [...]
As an unemployed person trying to receive benefits, you must be able to available for work. You cannot refuse ‘suitable work’, or work you have experience in that will pay you the same or above the rate of pay that you were earning before. If you receive unemployment benefits, you must continue to put forth [...]
There are certain situations where your state will determine you are ineligible for unemployment such as: Loss of job due to willful misconduct. This is a very serious offense. When you were employed, you would have disobeyed a known company rule on purpose or willfully. Most employers have a process they go through to get [...]
Workers have to meet certain state requirements to receive an Unemployment benefit. They must show a significant work history and that they plan to continue to work once they find employment. To qualify, they must have worked a certain number of weeks during the benefit year. In addition, they must have earned a certain amount [...]
Unemployment Direct was created to provide free resources to help people who are currently unemployed or underemployed take advantage of resources available get them back into the job market and ultimately keep them from becoming homeless.