Unemployment Insurance Program
August 20, 2013
The Federal-State Unemployment Insurance Program provides unemployment benefits to eligible workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own (as determined under State law), and meet other eligibility requirements of State law.
- Unemployment insurance payments (benefits) are intended to provide temporary financial assistance to unemployed workers who meet the requirements of State law.
- Each State administers a separate unemployment insurance program within guidelines established by Federal law.
- Eligibility for unemployment insurance, benefit amounts and the length of time benefits are available are determined by the State law under which unemployment insurance claims are established.
- In the majority of States, benefit funding is based solely on a tax imposed on employers. (Three (3) States require minimal employee contributions.)
- For additional information, click here.
- You must meet the State requirements for wages earned or time worked during an established period of time referred to as a “base period”. (In most States, this is usually the first four out of the last five completed calendar quarters prior to the time that your claim is filed.)
- You must be determined to be unemployed through no fault of your own (determined under State law), and meet other eligibility requirements of State law.
Filing a Claim
- You should contact the State Unemployment Insurance agency as soon as possible after becoming unemployed. In some States, you can now file a claim by telephone or over the Internet.
- When you file a claim, you will be asked for certain information, such as addresses and dates of your former employment. To make sure your claim is not delayed, be sure to give complete and correct information.
- Generally, you should file your claim with the state where you worked. If you worked in a state other than the one where you now live or if you worked in multiple states, the state UI agency where you now live can provide information about how to file your claim with other states. You may also click on the link above to find contact information for all states.
- It generally takes two to three weeks after you file your claim to receive your first benefit check. Some States require a one-week waiting period; therefore, the second week claimed is the first week of payment, if you are otherwise eligible.
My situation is I have been unemployed since I had to quit my job this year with ********* center in Douglas Georgia. I had to retire because I was not treated fairly at this store or company for11 years I was admitted to coffee regional hospital on January 19, 2014 for high blood pressure con jested heart failure an other sickness to my body including swelling of body fluid all over my body,I went back to work still feeling tired couldn’t, breath stomach filled with fluid at ******* the managers there would put me on the heaviest isle in the store the bakein isle ,sugar flour cake mixes an alli had to pull carts of this freight down the isle all by myself no help I am sick I told manager ********* an ********* . They told me I had 2 hours to do some times 6 or 7 carts a nite I use to work night shift 10pm to 7am an some time to 8 an 9 in the morning I become sicker I call my baby daughter she got me another appointment with Sumter medical center they found con jested heart failure the doctor said I got there in time I almost died an all I am asking for can I receive a partial of my unemployment. Because I have applications in every were online no one will hire me no income at the moment I have applied unemployment here in Americas got to fine a job an I just need a partial pay of s323.00 so I can receive my heart medicine no medicare or insurance. What should I do next there is a lawyer I have on my disability that will take some time. Can some body do something for me please call *******-0022 home-*******-0440 ask for ******* at 9*** R*** st ********** me 3***** I am willing to find a job an work out of work since February 4,2014 Thanks *********** or E-mail me at v**************.com
Please seek legal counsel on your situation.