A) If you live in Hammond, Indiana, and work in Illinois, you may be eligible to file for unemployment benefits in Illinois, depending on your work history and other eligibility requirements.
In general, you are eligible to file for unemployment benefits in the state where you worked and earned wages. This means that if you worked in Illinois and earned wages there, you may be eligible to file for unemployment benefits in Illinois, even if you live in Indiana.
To file for unemployment benefits in Illinois, you will need to meet the state’s eligibility requirements, which typically include having earned a certain amount of wages during a specific period of time, being unemployed through no fault of your own, and being physically able to work and available for work.
If you are unsure about your eligibility for unemployment benefits in Illinois, you should contact the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) for more information. They can provide you with guidance on the specific requirements and application process for filing for unemployment benefits in Illinois.
You should file your claim with the state where you worked (Illinois). The state Unemployment Insurance agency where you now live can provide information about how to file your claim with other states.