New Bedford MA Unemployment Career Center Office
MassHire Greater New Bedford Career Center
New Bedford MA Unemployment Career Center Office provide individuals seeking employment all the latest tools to find and keep that special job. Employers will find assistance in recruiting new employees including a national job listing network, applicant screening, and space in the centers to conduct testing and employment interview.
What do I need to apply for MA unemployment insurance benefits?
To apply for MA Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits, you need:
- Your Social Security number, birth date, home address, email address (optional), and phone number.
- Names of all your employers, plus their addresses and phone numbers.
- The reasons you left your jobs.
- Your work start and end dates.
- Any recall date if you were laid off but have a set date to return to work.
- If not a U.S. citizen; your Alien Registration number.
- If you have children; their birth dates and Social Security numbers.
- Your union name and local number if in a union.
- If you were in the military; your DD-214 Member 4 form.
- If you worked for the federal government — your SF8 form (optional).
What are the next steps after applying for MA unemployment Insurance benefits?
- You must request weekly benefits every week
- You must look for at leas 3 jobs each week documenting on you Work Search Activity Log.
- The MA Department of Unemployment Assistance will review and confirm the details in your application.
- DUA will send you a Monetary Determination which states if you have been approved for (UI) benefits.
- If approved you will receive your benefit payment according to the payment option you selected; debit card or direct deposit.
- It take a few weeks to process your claim. You should request your weekly benefits as you wait.
How do I apply for MA unemployment insurance benefits?
You can apply for UI benefits with MA Department of Unemployment Assistance by:
- Creating an account on the UI Online Portal and apply
- OR call the TeleClaim Center at (877) 626-6800, Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm.
What is the Maximum UI benefit amount I can receive in Massachusetts?
- As of October 3 2021, the maximum benefit you can receive in MA is $974 per week.
- The maximum weeks you can receive regular UI benefits is 30 weeks during your benefit year.
- Your “benefit year” is 52 weeks after the effective date of your UI claim.
Can I file an appeal if a disagree with MA Monetary Determination regarding my claim.
Yes! You can file an appeal within 10 calendar days of the mailing date on your notice of determination.
- You can log in to your UI Online account and file an appeal.
- Or you can complete a written appeal postmarked no later than the 10th day of your mailing date.
- If your claim is approved, your former employer has the right to appeal the decision.
- If your former employer files an appeal, the DUA will schedule a hearing and will notify you.
Does MA provide assistance in getting me a job while on UI benefits?
Yes! MassHire Career Center System has a network of Career Centers which provides:
- Job search assistance
- Basic computer training.
- Career planning information services.
- Workshops on job search techniques.
- Tools to help you conduct effective job searching.
- Interviewing, networking, and resume writing services.
- Connect with hiring employers through job fairs job listings, and referrals.
- Internet access, telephones, fax machines, and copiers are available for your use.
- Referral to vocational training or study programs that will increase your chances of becoming re-employed.
How do I Contact MassHire Department of Career Services?
Phone: Call MassHire Department of Career Services contact information at(617) 626-5300
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. weekdays
How can I contact MA Department of Unemployment Assistance
Address: 19 Staniford St, Boston, MA 02114
Phone: Call Center Call Department of Unemployment Assistance, Call Center at(877) 626-6800
Call Center Hours: Open 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday. Multilingual call agents are available.
Payment Status Line: (617) 626-6563
Hearing Impaired Voice Relay: 711
Fraud line: (877) 626-6800