In the COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment claims in the United States shot through roof with well over 6 million claims per week.
What is Unemployment Insurance?
Unemployment insurance programs pay you money if you lose your job through no fault of your own. You must meet your state’s eligibility requirements in order to claim unemployment benefits online. Some states provide extended benefits when there’s high unemployment. Fortunately, due to the CARES ACT, Extended unemployment insurance benefits last for 13 weeks. You can apply for extended benefits only once you’ve run out of regular benefits.
Applying for Unemployment Benefits
In Indiana, to apply for unemployment benefits, you will have to go to Uplink CSS, which is the biggest online system for unemployment claims. If you do not have access to the internet, go to the nearest WorkOne Career Center to you. You will have to provide your previous employer’s name, mailing address, phone number, dates of employment along with your personal address, SSN, and phone number.
How Much Will My Benefit Be?
The weekly payment for unemployment benefit checks varies from person to person. To calculate how much your weekly payment will be, divide your total base period wages by 53 and multiplying that number by 0.47. If you get a number that can be rounded to, round down. The maximum amount of money per week in Indiana is $390.00
When Will I Get My Benefit Payment?
After initially applying for an unemployment benefit payment, your first payment should come within 3 weeks. The first week after applying for benefits, there is no payment. This is because the first week is a waiting period week for unemployment benefits.
Unemployment Benefit Year-End Date
The Benefit Year-End date always falls on the Saturday on the 52nd week after you first filed a claim for unemployment benefit