Some of the requirements for unemployment insurance have changed and the more than 30 million Americans receiving benefits will have to check more boxes to stay eligible.
When applying for unemployment benefits you have to file a claim with your state’s unemployment insurance program as soon as possible after losing your job or getting hours cut.
Many Americans who are ineligible for unemployment insurance (UI) may qualify for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) that covers self-employed individuals, contractors, and others and is available until the end of January 2021.
What are the requirements for UI?
The first requirement is that you should have lost your job through no fault of your own and you lost your job because of a lack of available work.
The second requirement is to meet the criteria for wages earned or time worked. In most states,