Who Needs to File Weekly Certification?

Arizona, South Dakota and Connecticut are among the states that require unemployed residents to file weekly claims or certification in order to continue receiving unemployment benefits. Both the Arizona Department of Economic Security and the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation enable qualifying individuals to file for weekly benefits online.

Those who apply for unemployment insurance benefits or possess a Arizona unemployment insurance claim with a monetary balance can file for weekly claims. The state's process verifies that individuals are both eligible and have not been employed during the week. The state requires a weekly claim as long as an individual is unemployed, and the unemployed individual can file the claim either online or through paper certification.

The website of the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation offers online claim filing 24 hours a day and seven days a week, as well as contact information for over-the-phone filing. Users can click on the website's File A Weekly Certification Online link to begin the process.

Connecticut residents can file for weekly unemployment if they are monetarily eligible, fully or partially unemployed, have an approved job separation, and are conforming to weekly legal requirements, including being able to work and actively seeking work.