The soonest you will receive a payment is during the third week of your benefit account.
Why do I have to wait until the third week?
Your first payment may be delayed beyond the third week if:
This is because everyone must have one "nonpayable" or "waiting" week of unemployment before any benefits can be paid. To receive credit for the nonpayable week, you must:
There is just one nonpayable week in 52 weeks after you apply. If you are unemployed again within one year of the date of your account, you will not have another nonpayable week.