You must apply for TOP benefits prior to starting training. During the current period of federal extended benefits, you can apply for TOP benefits at any time during the eligibility period if you are receiving or have received UI anytime since July 2008 and are still unemployed. After the period of federal extended benefits is over, you will be required to apply for benefits within the 1st 15 weeks that you receive your UI benefits.
The first step is to find approved training that will prepare you for the job market. Applying for the program is an easy two-step process.