Section 30 of the Massachusetts Unemployment Insurance Law allows DUA to waive an active work search if you meet certain eligibility requirements. This means that you can continue to collect UI benefits while in full-time approved training. Under certain circumstances, you may be eligible for up to an additional 26 weeks of UI benefits while you are attending full-time training.
You may be eligible for approved training if you:
- Are permanently separated from your previous employer
- Are unlikely to obtain suitable employment based on your current skill level
- Need training to become re-employed
Remember to select the training program that is best for you and that will help you find employment in your new occupation. DUA does not pay for training.