Unemployment is never the goal. But at some point in our lives, most of us will find ourselves without work for one reason or another. And so it is a good idea to learn the basics of unemployment benefits.

The full details of unemployment depend largely on your state, since they are the ones who make the payments. Generally speaking, you are allowed to collect unemployment for up to 26 weeks, provided you qualify. To qualify, you must not be working, having lost your job through no fault of your own, be actively looking for work, and you must meet your state’s minimum requirements for hours worked or wages earned with your previous employer.

Immediately upon losing a job, it is a good idea to file the necessary paperwork with your state in order to determine whether or not you qualify and begin the process of receiving those payments. For more information, read the full article here.

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