Unemployment benefits are filed
on a weekly basis and are paid based on a completed calendar week (Sunday -
Saturday). You will always be filing for weeks that have already ended, and
normally you will be filing for the most recent week.
The information being requested
when you file your claim is important to you and to the prompt processing of
your claim. You must report any wages for work performed or receipt of any
other type of payment (vacation pay, severance pay, etc.) when you file your
claim. In addition, self-employment (or any work performed) should be
reported, even if you have no earnings, since your availability for full-time
work could be affected. If you have any questions, contact the
Line for assistance.
Failure to report wages or
other payments can result in an overpayment and, if due to fraud, penalties
and a loss of benefits.
If you are claiming a
dependency allowance for a spouse, and your spouse no longer resides with you
or begins to collect unemployment compensation, you must contact the