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Top 10 Things You Should Know About Unemployment Insurance

If you were recently displaced from your place of work, there’s no need to worry. Luckily, the state of Wisconsin provides Unemployment Insurance to residents in need of financial assistance. Before you apply for unemployment, take the time to learn about the necessities associated with the UI process.

What is Unemployment Insurance?

Unemployment insurance is a government-driven initiative that provides temporary financial assistance to qualified residents of Wisconsin who recently lost their jobs, due to no fault of their own. If you continue to meet the state requirements under the UI policy, you are eligible to continue collecting unemployment benefits. Note that not every Wisconsin resident is eligible to apply for UI, so be sure to confirm your work situation is covered before enrolling for UI.

Unemployment Information to Learn About

Prior to signing up for UI, you must be sure to know all the details regarding the application process and your potential benefits. By learning everything associated with filing for unemployment, you will get the most out of this government-sponsored process. Topics to be aware of include:

  1. How to report the reason for your unemployment.
  2. How to report any wages you are earning while filing for UI.
  3. Registration with a job search service.
  4. Your availability for work.
  5. How to actively search for a job.
  6. Developing an effective job hunting plan.
  7. How to avoid errors and ensure proper benefits are paid to you.
  8. When to report your return to work.
  9. Fraud prevention rules.
  10. Asking for help.