How do I certify for benefits?

After you have filed a UI claim, you must certify for benefits and meet eligibility requirements to receive benefit payments. Certifying for continued benefits is answering the continued claim questions that determine your weekly eligibility for benefit payments. You may submit your certification online at MyBenefits portal.

File a Weekly Claim

A standard claim week begins Sunday and ends the following Saturday. When you file a weekly claim, you are submitting information about the previous week; the earliest day to file is on Sunday. The earlier you file and certify eligibility the quicker you receive payment. Failing to file, or filing late will affect your payment.

If you physically worked during the week, you must report your gross earnings—which is the amount you earn before taxes or any other deductions; even if you have not been paid yet. Unsure of what earnings to report weekly? Learn more here.


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