Unemployment Insurance (UI) helps eligible workers who have lost their job, or are on reduced hours, by providing temporary supplemental income. If you meet the below criteria, you may apply for benefits.
- You are unemployed through no fault of your own
- You are able and available to work
- You must have earned a minimum of $1,500 during your base period
- The base period is the first four of the previous five completed calendar quarters.
Through the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program, unemployment benefits have been extended to those would would not traditionally qualify, including self-employed, contract, and gig workers.