Q) Can a person still get unemployment if they lost their job in November of 2021, but did not file or receive unemployment compensation?
A) You can still file for unemployment insurance benefits if you are currently unemployed or underemployed (you work only part-time hours). Keep in mind that generally you must have lost your last job through no fault of your own. You will not be able to claim for past weeks and months going back to November 2021. Usually, you will receive your first benefit check two to three weeks after filing your claim for unemployment insurance, but that application may take more time to process. In these cases, a retroactive payment or back pay may be issued to the date of eligibility.