Q) My husband called in his first unemployment benefits on 07/23/2017 and he received benefits for one week of pay. He called in his next benefits 7 days later, on 07/30/2017, and he received compensation for two weeks of benefits. Does he need to start calling every two weeks now (every other Sunday) or continue calling weekly (every Sunday)
A) Your husband should start calling every two weeks now. When you first file for unemployment benefits, you have to file a weekly claim. However, once you have been approved for benefits, you can file a biweekly claim. This means that you will only have to file a claim once every two weeks.
To file a biweekly claim, you can either call the unemployment office or file your claim online. If you call, you will need to provide your claim number and the dates of the weeks that you are claiming benefits for. If you file your claim online, you will need to provide the same information.
You should always file your claim by the deadline. The deadline for filing a biweekly claim is usually the Sunday before the first day of the new benefit period. For example, if your benefit period starts on July 1st, the deadline for filing your biweekly claim is June 26th.
If you miss the deadline for filing your claim, you may not be able to receive benefits for the missed weeks. You may also have to pay a penalty.
Here are some tips for filing your biweekly unemployment claim:
- Be sure to file your claim by the deadline.
- Have your claim number and the dates of the weeks that you are claiming benefits for ready.
- If you are filing your claim online, be sure to have a valid email address and password.
- If you have any questions, be sure to contact the unemployment office.