An unemployment benefit account lasts for one year. If your “benefit year” has ended, or will end soon, this does not mean your unemployment benefits are ending – you just need to apply for a new benefit account.
Please note that you will not receive payment for the first week of your new benefit account. This week is called your “nonpayable week”. Minnesota law requires a nonpayable week before you can be paid benefits. For a week to qualify as your nonpayable week, you must:
There is only one nonpayable week in the 52 weeks after you apply. If you are unemployed again within one year of your account date, you will not have another nonpayable week.
You can check your benefit year date at any time within your online account.
After your benefit year ends, you will see an “Apply for Benefits” link within your online account.
Complete the application as soon as possible.