Q) I have been approved for unemployment but never sent paperwork to tell me what I need to do to receive money.
A) That’s strange. You should have received a letter from your state’s unemployment office explaining what you need to do to receive benefits. The letter should have included information on how to file your weekly claims, how to report your earnings, and how to appeal if you are denied benefits.
If you did not receive a letter, you should contact your state’s unemployment office as soon as possible. They will be able to tell you what you need to do to receive benefits.
Here are some things you can do to get started:
- Check your email and spam folders for a letter from your state’s unemployment office.
- Log in to your state’s unemployment website and check your account for information on how to receive benefits.
- Call your state’s unemployment office and ask for help.
If you are still having trouble getting the information you need, you can contact your state’s labor department. They will be able to help you get the information you need to receive unemployment benefits.
For most unemployment benefit services, beginning on the Sunday after you have been approved for benefits, you must request benefit payments for each week. By doing so, you certify your eligibility for benefits. You can request weekly benefits payments online or by phone.
Conduct Weekly Work Search: Federal regulations require that UI claimants conduct an active work search while receiving UI benefits. As a condition of continued eligibility, DUA requires that you do the following each week:
Engage in a minimum of three work search activities on three different days during each week.
Keep a detailed written log of your work search activities.
Provide your work search information to DUA upon request.