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Unemployment Help

Learn how to apply for unemployment benefits, workers’ compensation, welfare or temporary assistance, and other programs and services that can help if you lose your job.

for people whose jobs have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

for more information and to apply for benefits.

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 authorizes:

  • An extension through September 6, 2021 for people already receiving unemployment benefits

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnAutomatic, additional payments of $300 per week until September 6, 2021 to everyone qualified for unemployment benefits

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnExtension of the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program for self-employed or gig workers

is a good place to start. It can help with unemployment insurance benefits, job training, and finding a job.

Unemployment Insurance

Am I eligible?

Unemployment insurance programs pay you money if you lose your job through no fault of your own. You must meet your state's eligibility requirements.

How do I apply?

Each state runs its own program. to find out how to apply. You may be able to file online, by phone, or in person. 

Is there anything else I need to know?

  • Some states provide extended benefits when there's high unemployment. Extended unemployment insurance benefits last for 13 weeks. You can apply for extended benefits only once you've run out of regular benefits. Check with your state; not everyone qualifies.

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnYou must on your tax return.

Other Types of Benefits and Programs for the Unemployed

Educational Help

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnFederal agencies offer many . They are generally free or low cost to the unemployed.

Self-Employment Help

help unemployed workers start their own small businesses. Delaware, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, and Oregon offer this program.


Get More Information or File a Complaint

For questions or complaints about your COBRA coverage, contact your plan administrator or the Employee Benefits Security AdministrationXổ số trực tiếp 3 miền. Note: In some cases, you can change from COBRA coverage to .


  • When do benefits begin?

  • How long do benefits last?

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnHow much money will the policy pay?

Federal Disability Programs

Two Social Security Administration programs pay benefits to people with disabilities. Learn about Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI).

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miền can help you file a claim. If your claim is denied, you can appeal.

Longshore and Harbor Workers, Coal Miners, Nuclear Weapons Workers, and Federal Employees

Federal laws protect longshore and harbor workers, coal miners, nuclear weapons workers employed by the Department of Energy (DOE) or a DOE contractor, and federal employees. Contact the that applies to you for help filing a claim.

 for more information on wrongful termination laws in your state.
  • Seek legal counsel if your employer terminated you for any reason not covered under state or federal law.
  • You may also be eligible for .
  • Employers

    If you are an employer seeking information about legal termination of employees, you may wish to contact both the  and your  to ensure you do not violate any federal or state labor laws. You may wish to consult with a licensed attorney.

    is a federally funded, state-run benefits program. Also known as welfare, TANF helps families achieve independence after experiencing temporary difficulties.

    What help is available through TANF?

    Recipients may qualify for help with:

    • Food

    • Housing

    • Home energy

    • Child care

    • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnJob training

    Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnEach state runs its TANF program differently and .

    Some operate their own TANF programs.

    Am I eligible for TANF?  

    • Each state or tribal territory decides who is eligible for financial help, services, or other benefits.

    • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnYou must be a resident of the state where you are applying.

    How do I apply for TANF?

    To sign-up for temporary benefits, you can:

    • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnApply at your local or county social services agency, or

    • for your local contact information.

    How do I report TANF benefit fraud?

    If you suspect possible welfare fraud, contact:

    What else do I need to know about TANF?

    If you receive TANF, you may be eligible to receive other government benefits.

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    Last Updated: April 15, 2021