Americans who have been laid off from their jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic have been able to collect an additional $600 a week in unemployment benefits on top of what they get from their state. That extra relief was part of the $2.2 trillion stimulus package known as the CARES Act.
It takes about 3 weeks to process an initial claim. You will be paid 3 days after you file a weekly claim. Claimants can choose to receive benefits by direct deposit or by the use of a debit card. Conduct an ongoing job search.
After you have established your unemployment claim , you must certify that you are fully or partially unemployed each week to receive an unemployment payment. This is done by filing weekly claims over the internet, telephone , or thought the mail.
The benefit week runs from Sunday to Saturday . The effective date of all unemployment insurance claims is the Sunday of the week in which the application was filed. The effective date of a claim will not be changed for applications that were not filed in a timely manner.
2020 to 2021 Maximum Weekly Unemployment Benefits By State
|State||Max. Weekly Benefit Amount||State Unemployment Info|
|California||$450||CA.gov EDD details|
|Colorado||$618||CO Department of Labor and Employment|
|Connecticut||$649 (Individual) up to $724 (w/dependents)||CT Department of Labor|
|Delaware||$400||DE Division of Unemployment Insurance|
The federal CARES Act coronavirus relief law authorized a $600 weekly enhancement to unemployment benefits through July 31. However, all states will stop paying after July 25 or 26 due to administrative procedure, unless Congress passes legislation by then to extend the aid.
Unemployment benefits in Nebraska are 50% of your average weekly wage from your highest paid quarter, up to a maximum weekly amount of $440 (in 2020). Benefits are available for 26 weeks or until you’ve received one-third of your base period wages, whichever is less.
Retroactive Unemployment Benefits Back Pay for $300 Weekly FPUC, PUA and PEUC Under 2021 Extension. This means most unemployed or underemployed Americans will get another round of $300 supplementary unemployment stimulus payments in 2021 for a maximum payment of $3,300 over 11 weeks.
Eligible individuals will receive retroactive payments of the $600 weekly federal unemployment benefits, in addition to their state benefits, based on their determined date of eligibility. Americans still stuck in unemployment backlogs can get these retroactive checks, going back as far as March 29 for the $600 bonus.
To file a claim for unemployment insurance benefits in Louisiana , you can call the state’s Unemployment Insurance Call Center at 1-866-783-5567 or you can file a claim online. After you apply, and if your application is approved , you will receive a determination letter.
The best time to try calling the UC service center is Thursdays and Fridays, according to the department. Be prepared for heavy call volumes, busy signals, and potential delays in getting through.
On the My Online Services page, click on ” Unemployment Services,” then “View Payment History.” You can also call our Tel-Service line at (888) 581-5812. Follow the prompts to check your payment history and payment status .
NOTE: All Unemployment Insurance claimants must read the Claimant Handbook. An Unemployment Insurance week runs Monday through Sunday . Most people claim benefits on Sunday for the week ending that day, but have until the following Saturday to do so. See example below using unemployment week 10/21/19 to 10/27/19.
If you are eligible, we will issue your first payment approximately four weeks after you apply for benefits . Typically, your first payment is only for one week even though you submitted a payment request for two weeks.