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An Unemployment Claim is a request done by an eligible worker for financial assistance while one is without work yet actively seeking work.
There are different types of Unemployment Insurance (UI) available through the Alaska Department of Labor.
Regular Unemployment Insurance
A person may qualify for regular UI if he or she worked in covered employment and earned enough wage credits.
Covered employment is when you work for an employer who is bound by Alaska statute and pays an Unemployment Insurance Tax for their workers. If your employer pays the tax, this means he or she is registered with the Alaska Department of Labor. He or she should have a certificate posted at the place of employment as proof. You can also ask the department who handles payroll if your wages are subject to unemployment insurance.
Enough wage credits refers to a total gross income of at least $2,500 earned over two calendar quarters of your base period. In Alaska, the regular Base Period is the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters prior to the quarter in which a claim is filed for benefits. If you do not have sufficient wages in the base period for an eligible claim, you will be placed on an alternate base period.
*An alternate base period is the last four completed calendar quarters before the quarter in which you file your claim.
Interstate Claim for Benefits
An individual who is living in another state, but has worked in Alaska, may file an Alaska claim.
To file an Interstate Claim call 1-888-252-2557.
Combined Wage Claim (CWC) for Benefits
If an individual worked in more than one state during the last two years, they may qualify for a Combined Wage Claim (CWC).
Combining wages may result in a higher weekly benefit amount.
Remember to advise your claim representative, so wages can be transferred.
If an individual has exhausted all unemployment benefits and he or she has a current benefit year, he or she may be eligible for Extended Benefits (EB) if available. This is a federal program that pays additional unemployment insurance (UI) benefits during periods of high unemployment.You can apply for EB at myalaska.state.ak.us
- Unemployment Compensation for Federal Civilian Employees (UCFE) – http://workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/unemploy/unemcomp.asp.
- Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Military Personnel (UCX) – http://workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/unemploy/ucx.asp.
- Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) – this applies when the federal government has declared a major disaster and decides to offer individual assistance. Visit: http://www.labor.state.ak.us/news/2013/news13-31.pdf.
- Alaska Unemployment Resources
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Employment Security Division Office
Unemployment Insurance Program
PO Box 115509
Juneau, AK 99811-5509
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If you apply for unemployment and are disqualified or denied benefits, but you feel you are entitled to them you have the right to file an appeal.
What You Need To Know
- The state will advise you of your appeal rights.
- You must file your appeal within an established time frame.
- Your employer may…
Eligibility requirements for unemployment benefits according to the law focus on two main factors:
- The state requirements for wages earned or time worked during an established period of time referred to as a “base period.”
- You must be determined to be unemployed through no fault of your own.
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Unemployment insurance payments or benefits are intended to provide temporary financial assistance to unemployed workers who meet the requirements of state law.
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First, are you eligible?
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