Is there a waiting period?

The CARES Act includes incentives for states to waive the waiting week between applying for unemployment compensation and receiving it. Contact the unemployment office in the state where you worked to determine whether there will be a waiting week.

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1. How much can I get from Unemployment Insurance?
2. What if I’m not eligible for traditional Unemployment Insurance?
3. What if I’ve been out of work because of COVID-19 for several weeks already?
4. How long will the expanded benefits be in place?
5. Is there a waiting period?
6. How do I file for Unemployment Insurance?