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:
The first week you are eligible for unemployment benefits is your nonpayable week. Everyone must have a nonpayable week before any benefits can be paid. For a week to qualify as your 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 date, you will not have another nonpayable week.