I forgot to certify for my benefits, what step do I need to take to get benefits?
Q) I forgot to certify for my benefits on 10/23, what step do I need to take in order to get my benefits?
A) If you forgot to certify for your unemployment benefits, you should certify for benefits as soon as possible. You may be able to do this online or by calling your state’s unemployment office. It’s important to certify for benefits on time to avoid any delays or interruptions in your benefits. If you miss the deadline for certifying for benefits, you may have to contact your state’s unemployment office to explain the situation and request to have your benefits reinstated. Keep in mind that the process for getting your benefits reinstated may take some time, so it’s best to certify for benefits on time to avoid any complications.
Some state unemployment websites will allow you to certify for a prior missed week. If your state website does not allow this you need to call (or visit your local unemployment office and speak with your unemployment counselor. He or She can make this adjustment in the system.