We are going through some unprecedented times due to the sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. This has grave effects on small businesses and employees across the country (& the world).
If you are one of them who has been affected by the current crisis, you can consider looking into the Unemployment Insurance Benefits your state government offers.
Unemployment Insurance pays benefits to workers who have lost their job through no fault of their own. Anyone who is separated from a job may file a claim for unemployment benefits. You can file if you quit, were discharged, got laid off or are even out on strike.
You may be eligible for UI benefits if you meet all eligibility requirements. If you qualify, you may receive weekly payments to help cover your living expenses while you search for new employment. To collect benefits, you must be able, available, and actively looking for work during each week in which you are claiming benefits. You must continue to file a weekly claim to continue to receive benefits and meet eligibility requirements of the State you filed for them in.
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We have compiled the relevant local government resources/responses from different states for Coronavirus COVID-19