How to request benefit payment
To receive unemployment benefits, you must complete a weekly payment request for each week you are unemployed.
- You must apply for unemployment benefits before you can request a benefit payment.
- Each weekly payment request covers a one-week time period (Sunday through Saturday).
- Your weekly payment requests will ALWAYS be for a previous week and NEVER for the current week.
- You should submit timely payment requests for any week you are unemployed, even if your eligibility for benefits is still under review. This will allow us to pay you for these weeks if you are ultimately determined eligible.