As a claimant, it is your responsibility to file weekly claims for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits and to keep us informed about your employment status. Failure to report employment and wages while collecting UI benefits may result in penalties and/or prosecution. You must also comply with other requirements, as indicated.
Massachusetts General Law requires that you conduct an active search for work in each week in which you claim benefits.
It's important that report any change in your employment status.
You are required to attend a Career Center seminar where you will learn about the wide variety of services to help you with your job search.
Your unemployment insurance benefits are taxable.
If you have a current court order to pay child support, those payments will be deducted from your UI benefit check.
There are several ways to report fraud - via email, by phone, by mail or anonymously via our hotline.