Am I eligible for UI benefits?

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To be eligible for Unemployment Insurance, you must:

  • Have lost employment through no fault of your own
  • Have enough prior earnings from employment to establish a claim - What are the earnings required to qualify for benefits?
  • Be ready, willing and able to work immediately
  • Be actively seeking work
  • Keep a written record of your work search activities for each week you claim benefits or use the work search tool located at Jobzone
  • Attend required appointments at your local Career Center


Have everything you need? Continue on to the, "What Do I need to File?" page.