How to apply for unemployment benefits in your state: useful contacts
The coronavirus pandemic hit the US economy hard. In this regard, many companies and enterprises had to lay off employees in order to stay afloat, recalls Fox Business.
Layoffs forced millions of Americans to file a record number of applications for unemployment benefits — in the penultimate week of March, according to the Department of Labor, 3,28 million US residents did.
The previous record for applications for unemployment benefits was set in 1982, it amounted to only 695.
On March 27, Congress and U.S. President Donald Trump passed a bill of $ 2,2 trillion, including assistance to affected companies, $ 1200 benefits for individuals, money for hospitals, financial assistance for small businesses, and significant expansion of unemployment benefits.
The Coronavirus Aid and Economic Security Act (CARES) will facilitate eligibility for people who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic.
AARP, a nonprofit organization, said workers who were fired without pay would also be eligible for benefits.
However, some people who are eligible to apply for unemployment benefits may not know what to do in this situation or who to contact.
Because unemployment benefits vary by state, AARP released a report on March 26 listing all the contact information required to apply for unemployment benefits in all 50 states.
According to a nonprofit organization, most states require people to apply through the state's labor department or unemployment agency in the state where they worked, and not necessarily where they live.
Tip to remember: find out the address of your employer and the date you worked for him, said the AARP.
To find out how to apply for unemployment benefits in your state, check out the websites and use phone numbers for calls in all 50 states, as well as in Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.
Phone help is not available.
New Castle: 302-761-6576
Kent and Sussex: 800-794-3032
Contact details for local labor department offices: https://dol.georgia.gov/locations
Contact local authorities for benefits: http://labor.hawaii.gov/ui/contact/
Contact details for local labor department offices: https://www.dol.ks.gov/contact-kdol
Contacts of regional career centers: https://kcc.ky.gov/Pages/Locations.aspx
Phone: 866-783-5567 (Monday — Friday from 8:00 to 17:00). Call depending on your SSN number:
- SSN ends with 0000-2499: Monday
- SSNs end at 2500-4999: Tuesday
- SSNs end at 5000-7499: Wednesday
- SSNs end at 7500-9999: Thursday
- On Friday you can call everyone
800-593-7660 TTY Maine Relay: 711
Contact Local Benefit Offices: https://dbm.maryland.gov/employees/Pages/DisApplyforUnemploymentBenefits.aspx
Minneapolis / Saint Paul and surroundings: 651-296-3644
Greater Minnesota: 877-898-9090
601-855-3133 или 888-844-3577
Toll Free: 800-320-2519
Jefferson City: 573-751-9040
Kansas City: 816-889-3101
St. Louis: 314-340-4950
TDD / TTY: 800-735-2966 Relay Missouri: 711
Contacts of regional centers: https://dol.nebraska.gov/Home/AboutUs
TDD: 800-833-7352 TTY 402-471-0016
Northern Nevada: 775-684-0350
Southern Nevada: 702-486-0350
Rural Areas and Subscribers: 888-890-8211
Contacts of regional centers: https://www.nhes.nh.gov/locations/index.htm
Northern New Jersey: 201-601-4100
Central New Jersey: 732-761-2020
Southern New Jersey: 856-507-2340
Subscribers outside the state: 888-795-6672 (you must call from the telephone number with the area code outside the state)
New Jersey relay: 711
TTY / TDD: 800-662-1220 (ask the operator to connect with the Telephone Claims Center at 888-783-1370).
877-644-6562 TTY: 614-387-8408
405-525-1500 (Oklahoma City)
800-555-1554 (outside Oklahoma City)
TTY / TDD: 866-284-6695
800-237-3710 (statewide only)
503-947-1394 (direct call)
American Sign Language Videophone: 717-704-8474
Out of state subscribers: 866-557-0001
TTY via RI relay 711
Subscribers within the state: 866-831-1724
Out of state subscribers: 800-529-8339
For people with speech and hearing impairments: 800-877-1113
US Virgin Islands
Saint Croix: 340-773-1440
Other Islands: 340-776-3700
Contacts of regional centers: https://jobs.utah.gov/ui/jobseeker/contactus.html
877-214-3330 or 888-807-7072
414-435-7069, or toll-free: 844-910-3661
Subscribers within the state: 307-473-3789
Out of state subscribers: 866-729-7799
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