If you’ve lost your job due to the fault of no one else You can apply for unemployment insurance (UI) benefit. After filing your initial unemployment application, you have to declare that you are completely or partially unemployed each week in order to continue receiving payments. This is accomplished by making a weekly unemployment claim.
A weekly claim for unemployment sometimes referred to as a weekly certificate, confirms that you weren’t employed during the week and are eligible to receive benefits provided that you meet state-specified requirements for eligibility.
How are Weekly Unemployment Benefits Calculated?
Your weekly unemployment benefit is determined according to the earnings you earned during your base time. In general, the base period comprises the first four of the five calendar quarters preceding the time you submit your initial claim for unemployment. You must be able to show your qualifying state-required wages or total wages during your basis period.
If you aren’t earning enough income within the baseline period in order to qualify for unemployment benefits The Department Of Labor will automatically take into account your earnings in the base period known as Alternate Base which is typically the last four calendar quarters.
If you believe your benefit will be greater if you utilize an Alternate Base period you can ask the Department Of Labor to consider the Alternate Base Period you have chosen to determine the weekly amount of your benefit.
What is the maximum weekly benefit You Get?
The amount of weekly benefits is based on the amount you earned during the base or alternate Base Period. If you reside in California and get a maximum of weekly benefits of $450 during the period of 26 weeks. In Massachusetts you can get up to 1,234 (including an allowance to dependents) In Texas you’ll receive up to $521 in weekly benefits.
When should you file Weekly Unemployment Claims?
Unless otherwise stated, the “week” commences on a Sunday and runs through Saturday. The weekly unemployment claim after the week has concluded however before the next week begins. For example, in Arizona, the first week’s unemployment claim needs to be filed on a Sunday after making the initial claim, but no earlier than Friday at 6 P.M.
Note: When the state holiday is observed (on Friday) then the weekly claim processing system won’t function. If the state holiday falls on a Friday, make your unemployment claims for the week before six P.M. the following Thursday.
In Washington the rules are that you can be making a claim for a weekly period between Sunday 12:01 A.M and the Saturday at 11:59 P.M. If you’re filing via telephone, you can use the automated system and file at any point between Monday 12 A.M. until Thursday at 4 P.M. unless Friday is an official holiday.
Note: You have to file your unemployment claim each week regardless of the following scenarios.
- You’re requesting unemployment benefits
In many cases, the first week’s unemployment claim will count as your wait week. During this time it is the case that you will be notified that the Department Of Labor won’t pay benefits. After you have your next and second weekly claims are triggered and your Department will begin to distribute your benefits. If, however, you lost your job and have been on waiting weeks in the last 12 months and you have not served an additional waiting week.
How do I claim Weekly Benefits for Unemployment?
You can apply for weekly unemployment benefits on the internet. Certain states allow people who are seeking benefits to submit claims over the telephone.
For instance, in New York, people can submit a weekly claim on their own or by calling representatives at the toll-free number 888-581 5812. The authorities suggest applicants utilize the online system since it’s more secure and efficient, and they can receive their benefits quicker.
In Texas, the law states that claimants must apply for payments every 2 weeks, on the specified day. When a claimant makes an application for benefits and receives a response from TWC Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) provides the information on how to request the payment.
Texians can file a weekly claim online using the Unemployment Benefits Services at ui.texasworkforce.org 24 hours a day. To make a payment, you require an ID User and password. You can get more information about the requirements for passwords on “Managing your Benefits Password and PIN.”
The people can also apply for Texas Weekly unemployment payments via telephone. The automated phone system at 800-558-821 and choose Option 1.
States such as Oklahoma require their residents to submit every week online claims. One can file Oklahoma weekly claims by visiting https://oesc.ok.gov/.
Each state has its own claim process. Thus, identify the methods for claiming that are approved by the State’s Department Of Labor and choose the one that is speedier and easier.
How Can You Determine the Status Of The Weekly unemployment Claim?
If you’ve submitted an application and are waiting for an update about your payment or claim, you can reach out to the officials via the Department Of Labor via email or by phone to inquire about the status. Alternately, you can verify the status of your payment through an internet-based portal.
You have to apply for unemployment benefits each week, failing which you won’t receive any payments during those weeks. If you’ve already failed to file your claim by just a day or did not file claims for several weeks, you can reopen an unemployment case.