Unemployment FAQ


Q: How do I file for unemployment?

A: The proper way to file for unemployment varies State by State. Most States offers enrollment over the phone, in person and over the internet. The process is simple and usually involves your reporting past and future personal information to ensure your continue eligibility. For all the information you need to file unemployment for all 50 States please choose your State from our site map or drop down menu. Start Questionnaire...

Q: Where do I file for unemployment?

A: Your unemployment application must be filed with your local unemployment office in order to be considered for benefits. Each State's system is different and therefore you can only apply directly with your locality and no other. To get links for your local unemployment office, please select your State from our States map or from the drop down menu. Start Questionnaire...

Q: Am I eligible for unemployment?

A: This is a very important question because many people get denied unemployment benefits because they do not understand the eligibility requirements. To be eligible for unemployment you must have lost your job through no fault of your own. You also must have worked for a certain amount of hours to receive the maximum benefits. For exact eligibility requirements you will need to refer to your local unemployment office. To get links for your unemployment office in order to check on your eligibility please select your State from our State map or from the drop down menu. Make sure you are prepared with the right answers before you apply for unemployment. Your goal should be to get approved. Start Questionnaire...

Q: What if I was treated unfairly in the workplace?

A: Unfair workplace treatment is never a good thing and you should not be subject to it. Try to have a good summary of your unfair workplace treatment in case you need to refer to it to prove your claim, or in order to sue your employer at a future date. An especially harsh working environment that forces you to quit could be construed as a constructive discharge that would make you eligible to receive unemployment benefits. Consult a competent employment lawyer if you wish to know all your legal options beyond that of your unemployment claim. Your local unemployment office can also answer questions regarding unfair treatment and eligibility to collect unemployment benefits. To get links for your State unemployment office please select your State on the State map or from the drop down menu. Start Questionnaire...

Q: Do I qualify for any other programs?

A: There are many other programs that may be able to assist you. Each program has their own eligibility requirements. Examples of other types of programs are welfare, food stamps, grants, educational aid, social security benefits, private sponsors and more. To find out more about public and private sponsors available, please choose your State from the State map or the drop down menu. Start Questionnaire...

Q: Do I qualify for an unemployment benefits extensions?

A: Depending on how long you have been collecting unemployment you may have used up all that is available and will need to file an extension in order to continue to receive benefits. The good news is that congress has put in place unemployment extensions for up to 2 years out. In order to get the proper eligibility process underway to apply for an unemployment extension you will need to access your local unemployment office's resources. To get links for your local unemployment office please select your State from the State map or the drop down menu. Start Questionnaire...

Q: What are the tax consequences of collecting unemployment benefits?

A: Many people don't know that you have to report and pay taxes on any unemployment benefits that you collect. For detailed tax advice you need to either consult a tax attorney or contact your local unemployment office. To get links for your local unemployment office's website for further inquiry please select your Sate from the State map or the drop down menu. Start Questionnaire...