Can someone on unemployment continue getting benefits as states and businesses re-open?.
This is a grey area, but Dr. Nitin Chhoda tries to clarify this as much as possible.
Here’s a map showing which states are re-opening, and when.
States across the country have partially re-opened their economies, and many others will re-open within a matter of days. Unemployed workers in these states may find their eligibility changing, as criteria change in real-time
Ultimately, each state will decide, so you MUST check with your state agency directly. Dr. Nitin Chhoda explores 3 things in this training video:
1. The changing landscape of unemployment benefits
2. The reduction in unemployment benefits after July 31
3. What happens to your unemployment benefits as states and employers reopen?
Contact your state’s unemployment office to apply for benefits. You can typically file your claim online, over the phone or in person if necessary.