Guides

Oct 29 , 2020

Who Qualifies for Unemployment Benefits?

Many adults go their entire working lives without ever having to file for unemployment, and those who do file often do so only in dire circumstances.  With the widespread effects of the coronavir...

Oct 22 , 2020

Step by Step Guide: How to Apply for Unemployment

With over 10 million Americans filing for unemployment in the month of March alone, and more likely to follow as states across the nation issue “shelter at home” orders, many adults are fi...

Oct 14 , 2020

I Filed an Unemployment Claim, What's Next?

As you may have heard, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes provisions to bolster state Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments, in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis and ...

Oct 09 , 2020

Filing for Unemployment when You Work for Yourself or are Part of the Gig Economy

Anyone who’s done freelance or contract work or joined the gig economy knows that there are benefits and drawbacks to self-employment.  On the one hand, you’re free to take on all kin...

Oct 05 , 2020

Is There a Way to Estimate My Weekly Unemployment Insurance Benefits?

Unemployment insurance (UI) benefits, typically reserved for full-time employees, is now open to part-time and self-employed (freelance, contract, gig, etc.) workers, thanks to provisions in the $2 tr...

Sep 30 , 2020

How Much Will I Get for Unemployment Benefits (and for How Long)?

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a massive surge in America's unemployment rate. Along with that unwelcome reality comes the sudden need for many newly jobless Americans to apply for unemp...

Sep 24 , 2020

4 Tips for Understanding and Applying for Unemployment Benefits

The prospect of unemployment is always scary but often arises from factors we can't control. States understand that fact, which is why they offer unemployment insurance. Each state’s poli...

Sep 16 , 2020

5 Possible Reasons You Don’t Qualify for Unemployment Insurance

With each state being in charge of its unemployment insurance program, it can be difficult to understand the exact reasons why your coverage has been declined or terminated before its expiration date....

Sep 12 , 2020

Appealing a Denied Unemployment Claim: The Process Explained

After your employment has been terminated and you decide to claim benefits from your state’s unemployment insurance program, your application is reviewed by a state agency. Typically your payout...

Sep 08 , 2020

The CARES Act and Its Benefits, Explained

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is an economic stimulus initiative Congress signed into law on March 27. Its primary purposes are to assist small businesses whose operat...