See if you meet your state’s requirements to continue receiving unemployment benefits.

You can find details of your own state’s program by selecting your state in the box below, but most states require the following:

  • File weekly or biweekly claims, usually by mail or phone.
  • Report any earnings from work you had during the week(s). States have different rules for how much money you can earn while receiving benefits.
  • Report any job offers or job offers you decline during the week.
  • If requested, report to your local Unemployment Insurance claims office or American Job Center on the scheduled day and time. Benefits may be denied for those who do not attend. 
  • Some states require registration for work with the State Employment Service, so it can assist you in finding employment.

You can get assistance with your job search at to connect with a career development specialist to help with:

  • Resume writing to get noticed by employers
  • Job Search using LinkedIn to get more interviews
  • Interview prep to increase the number of job offers
  • Refer you to training programs to increase your income
    Connect with a Career Development Specialist