Unemployment benefits can help many people who lose their jobs to get by until they are able to find work. Losing a job can mean facing several issues while trying to qualify for unemployment benefits.
Many people who file for unemployment have to go through a hearing to find out if they get benefits. Here is an overview of this process. *NOTE: This article discusses the process for traditional unemployment benefits. There are additional federal benefits such as Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), and Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC). Please see other articles on our website for information about these benefits.