Unemployment Benefits – Learn all about

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The U.S. Government has a lot of benefits to help you in some specific situations. Some of them are the Unemployment Benefits.

The benefits and aid programs will help you to buy food, pay for your health care, housing and all basic living expenses.

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If you loose your job you can apply for these benefits.

It’s great to know that you can have access to benefits that can help you, isn’t it?

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So now, we’re gonna help you to find out if you can get these benefits and all about eligibility requirements.

We’re also gonna teach how you how to apply for them.

How Unemployment Benefits work

Unemployment insurance benefits will pay you money if you lose your job through no fault of your own. 

So, basically you must’ve been fired with no reason – that means: you didn’t do anything wrong to be fired. 

You also must meet your state’s eligibility requirements.

Besides, you can have access to the CareerOneStop website to help you with job training and also to find a job. 

How to apply

As we’ve said, each state runs its own program. To apply in you state, you need to select on this map.

Then when you select on the app you’ll find out how to apply.

In some cases you may be able to file online, by phone or in person.

Other important informations

1- In some states with high unemployment, you can ask for extended benefits.

The extended benefits last for 13 weeks and you can apply for them if you’ve run out of regular benefits.

To know if your state offers that, you need to check with your state. PS: not everyone qualifies.

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2- You will need to report unemployment benefits as income on your tax return.

If you need help, you can find the necessary information on the official website.

More Unemployment Benefits and Programs

  • Educational Help

There are other unemployment educations and training programs that Federal agencies offer. 

Generally they’re available for unemployed for free or low cost. 

  • Self-Employment Help

This is a great help if you want to start your own small business.

Self-employment assistance programs will help you to learn all needed to get your ideas out of paper.

The states that offer this program are: Delaware, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York and Oregon.

COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits

You may know that COVID-19 extended unemployment benefits from the federal government have ended. 

But, you may still qualify for unemployment benefits from your state.

To know if you’re eligible, you need to contact your state’s unemployment insurance program to get more information.

Still need help?

If you need help to learn more about the Government benefits you can call USA GOV at 1-844-872-4681.

In this hotline you can ask from Monday to Friday 8AM to 8PM any U.S. government question and it’s totally free.

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