Unemployment compensation provides temporary assistance to workers who lost their jobs through no fault of theirs. There are several ways to apply for unemployment benefits. You can apply directly to the unemployment office of your state, through the phone or online. Applying for unemployment compensation online eliminates the hassle of waiting and talking on the phone. Here are the steps to apply for online unemployment insurance.

1. Find the website of your state’s unemployment insurance office.

2. Prepare all personal information needed like your social security number, address, date of birth and citizenship.

3. Enter the date of your last employer in the form. You need the employer’s name, address, dates of employment and wages earned.

4. Indicate if you want your unemployment compensation to be withheld for taxes. If not, you will likely pay the taxes at during tax period.

5. Agree to the terms and laws by which you can apply for unemployment benefits by electronically signing the form.

As soon as you have submitted and completed all your claim’s requirements, you have to wait for several days or a few weeks before you receive your first pay check. Keep in mind that you have to live frugally while you are still unemployed and receiving unemployment compensation.

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