Monday, March 7, 2011

Unemployment Eligibility

The following are a series of links put together by USA.gov to answer questions on unemployment benefits.

State Unemployment Insurance Benefits
This site from the United States Department of Labor covers:
  • The purpose of unemployment insurance
  • Eligibility requirements
  • Filing a claim
  • Continuing eligibility
  • Registering for work
  • Disqualification for eligibility and
  • Benefits
State Unemployment Programs
This site provides an interactive map, which links to the unemployment programs in each state of the United States.

Unemployment Insurance Extended Benefits
Extended Benefits are available to workers who have exhausted regular unemployment insurance benefits during periods of high unemployment.
This site covers:
  • Eligibility
  • Benefits
  • Filing a claim
Self Employment Assistance
Self-Employment Assistance offers dislocated workers the opportunity for early re-employment. The program is designed to encourage and enable unemployed workers to create their own jobs by starting their own small businesses.  This site covers
  • Eligibility
  • Benefits
  • Filing a claim

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