Unemployment benefit accounts are effective the Sunday of the week in which the completed application is submitted. At the time you apply for unemployment benefits, you may request your account be backdated to the previous week, if you were unemployed for that week.
Can I change the effective date of my unemployment benefit account?
To see if the effective date of your account can be changed, contact customer service.
Can I apply for another benefit account when the current one runs out of benefits?
You cannot apply for a second benefit account until 12 months have passed since the effective date of your previous account.
In addition, you must:
- have worked again since you established your first benefit account, and
- have total gross earnings in that new employment of at least eight times the weekly benefit amount of your first account.
Note: You may have to provide check stubs to prove this.