How Do You File an Unemployment Claim Online?


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An unemployment claim can generally be filed online through a state-run website. Precisely which state department runs the website varies from state to state, but each state has a website that allows citizens to file an unemployment claim.

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How Do You File an Unemployment Claim Online?
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The websites for filing unemployment claims vary from state to state but often share similar characteristics. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment's page titled "Unemployment" has a collection of links towards the bottom of the page for citizens seeking to claim unemployment benefits as well as links to guides describing the state's unemployment laws. Similarly, the website for the Texas Workforce Commission has a number of links to apply for unemployment benefits and explanations of how to go about applying. Each state's website has several links explaining how to apply for unemployment online.

Certain workers may be eligible for federal assistance rather than, or in addition to, state-funded unemployment benefits. Those who do qualify can find resources on the U.S. Department of Labor's website to help them apply for federal benefits. These people are generally federal employees who become unemployed or ex-service members. The Department of Labor's website has tools to help individuals determine whether or not they are eligible for these unemployment benefits.

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