Is There Anything Else I Must Do to Receive an Unemployment Payment?

Filing for unemployment benefits is a two step process

  1. First, you must complete the initial claim application which leads to a computation of whether you monetarily qualify for benefits. NOTE: this alone does not send out payments.
  2. Second, you must file a weekly claim certification for each week you want an unemployment benefit payment.

    The weekly claim certification triggers the payment for each week.

    Always wait until after Saturday to file a weekly claim certification for the calendar week ending that Saturday

Requests for Additional Information has a Due Date

In some circumstances, we may need additional information from you. Please respond to any requests for additional information by the due date stated on the request.

Have You Been Instructed to Register with Wisconsin Job Service?

No unemployment benefits will be paid to you until you register with Wisconsin Job Service.

Actual Payment is Dependent Upon Approval

Even if you have been paid enough wages from covered employment to qualify monetarily for benefits, actual payment will be dependent upon approval of all eligibility issues.

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