Unemployment benefits

Unemployment benefits

Need to file for or learn more about unemployment benefits?

Each state operates its own unemployment insurance program. Many require you to file for unemployment benefits online, and some provide toll-free numbers or other ways to obtain assistance in filing. Find more information including updates related to COVID-19 in these FAQs about unemployment insurance.

March 2021 update: The March 2021 American Rescue Plan adds extra weeks to unemployment benefit payments:

  • If you’re already receiving unemployment benefits, payments will generally be extended for another 25 weeks, until Sept. 6.
  • The $300 weekly supplemental benefit, which is provided on top of regular benefits and was scheduled to end in March, remains at $300 but will be paid through Sept. 6.

Select your state below to file and to learn more, including details about coronavirus updates. Please note that states are in the process of updating their websites to reflect these new laws. For now you should file for benefits as directed on your state's website and look for information about how to receive future updates. Also note that many states are experiencing high volumes of traffic and ask filers to be patient and persistent.


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