If you were dismissed from work for reasons beyond your control, you could be eligible for unemployment benefits. The first step in applying for unemployment benefits insurance us applying in person, calling the Unemployment office of your state or filling out an online survey. You have to answer queries regarding your employment history and the circumstances of your termination. After filling out the form, your employer will be contacted.

Before you begin the process of unemployment claims, you have to determine whether you meet certain requirements. First, you have to gather the paper works, including your social security number, phone number, mailing address, driver’s license, military or veteran separation date, maiden name of your mother, name, address and contact number of your previous employer. Moreover, you also need the beginning and ending dates of your employment, how much wages you earned and information of your previous employer for the last two years.

The labor department in your state has to determine that you are unemployed without your own fault and you meet the eligibility requirements. As soon as your claim has been processed and approved, it will take two to three weeks before you start receiving your checks. You can check the status of your claim through the internet or in person. Depending on where you live, you will be required to apply on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.

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