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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Unemployment Benefits

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

Congress recently passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Read more about how the CARES Act may impact your eligibility for unemployment benefits.

Last updated: 04/02/2020 at 4:45 p.m.

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Apply for benefits if your employment has been affected by COVID-19

  • Given the volume of applications, please use the online system to apply for benefits and request payments - view online application schedule below.
  • Thousands of people are in the process of applying for unemployment benefits. Call wait times may exceed one hour. Please see below for answers to many common questions.
  • Interpreters are available through our Customer Service line if you need help in a language other than English. View instructions on our Contact us page.

Request payment each week you are unemployed

After you request payment you may have questions or concerns about your request. Due to changes to Unemployment Insurance in response to COVID 19, processing may take a little longer, and our messaging may not fully reflect the status of your request. Be assured, we are working on your request. Thank you.

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