Overview of Unemployment Benefits

Unemployment Insurance is a temporary income protection program for workers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own but are able to work, available for work and looking for work. Funding for UI benefits comes from quarterly contributions paid by the state's employers to the Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA); no deductions are made from employees' paychecks.

Understanding Eligibility Requirements

Information about employees covered and eligibility criteria under UI Law. DUA does not pre-determine eligibility. If you are separated from your job, you should file a claim so that your eligibility can be determined.

What Happens After You Apply for Unemployment Benefits

After you apply for benefits, some actions need to be taken by DUA while others need to be taken by you.