If you are worried about the economic changes or you recently lost your job through no fault of yours, then you might be eligible for unemployment insurance. Although there are various requirements that vary in every state, many states have the basic standard requirements for getting unemployment compensation. The basics include working part-time or unemployment, meeting specific income requirements, willing and ready to work and losing your job involuntarily.

You could not qualify for unemployment insurance if you quit your job voluntarily, fired du to an offense or crime or you have never worked before. To find out more on your eligibility, check out your state’s employment office. Furthermore, you can also check out the state government section under unemployment insurance or you can search the web. In most states, unemployment insurance is funded by employment taxes. In some places, employees are required to make a small contribution to the fund.

You may apply in person to the unemployment office of your state, file via phone, through mail or through online. You will be asked to provide information like social security number, former employer’s name, contact number and address, last day of work and the reason why you lost your job, salary history and proof of citizenship.

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