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Applying for Unemployment

We are an online resource to help answer your questions, check eligibility and assist in applying for Unemployment. You will also be advised if you qualify for additional benefit programs and receive our benefit guide.

Oregon Unemployment Insurance Benefits


Oregon unemployment insurance coverage is not considered to be public assistance nor an entitlement program. OR unemployment insurance benefits replace part of the claimant’s lost income if he or she loses a job through no fault of his or her own. Employers pay all costs of the Unemployment Insurance program and taxes are not withheld from employee paychecks. 

Regarding your OR unemployment claim, you will learn about your situational and monetary eligibility for benefits and what defines your separation from work. The situational factors, which will be covered in more detail, include being able, available, and willing to work and be actively looking for work in Oregon. 

You will learn what is involved in the Oregon Unemployment Registration process, where and how to apply for EDD unemployment benefits, and what information you will need to provide to determine unemployment eligibility. You will become familiar with terms such as qualifying wages for eligibility, base period, weekly benefit amount, maximum benefit amount, and gross earnings. How to file for the weekly unemployment insurance benefits and the mandatory waiting period are covered.

If you are denied unemployment insurance benefits in Oregon, the report describes the reasons for denial. This includes both causes for initial disqualification and reasons why your unemployment insurance benefits may be terminated after your being accepted into the Oregon program. When you are denied unemployment insurance, you can find important information in the Denial section regarding what you can do. If you are denied unemployment insurance benefits, this section outlines basic steps of the appeal process which you can initiate.

Finally, two different programs are described for unemployment compensation extensions and how best to take advantage of those. These programs are the Emergency Unemployment Compensation and the Federal-State Extended Duration in Oregon.

Unemployment Insurance Eligibility in Oregon


Unemployment insurance eligibility in Oregon is governed by specific rules. Both initial OR eligibility for unemployment and eligibility after you have been accepted into the Oregon program are determined by these regulations. The rules involve your ability to work, your availability to work, your continued looking for work, and you having earned enough wages to qualify for unemployment insurance. 


How to Sign Up for Unemployment Insurance in Oregon


To apply for unemployment benefits in Oregon, in this section the former worker will learn when and where to sign up for unemployment in Oregon. How can I sign up for unemployment and other questions that they may have about the process are answered. 


Oregon Unemployment Benefits Claim


How to claim unemployment benefits, registering for work, and continued eligibility for federal unemployment benefits in Oregon are all covered by rules. Claiming benefits for unemployment, the calculation of unemployment benefits, the limitations on benefits, and unemployment benefits and federal income taxes are some of the different features governed by these regulations. 


Denied Unemployment Benefits in Oregon


The reasons for denied unemployment benefits in Oregon are varied and may involve an initial disqualification or may occur during the course of your collecting weekly benefits. Should an applicant be denied unemployment in OR, they have recourse to file an unemployment denial appeal with the state. 


Oregon Unemployment Benefits Extension


“How to get an unemployment extension” and more specifically “what can I do to extend unemployment” will undoubtedly be questions on the minds of many persons currently enrolled in the Oregon unemployment insurance benefits program. To assist in answering these questions about an unemployment extension, there are guidelines for a federal unemployment extension and for two types of an unemployment benefits extension

As a general rule, federal unemployment extension programs are only available during periods of high unemployment. One federal extension program is called the Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08) which was a one-time legislative effort to assist those who lost their jobs during the Great Recession that began in 2008.

The other is called Federal-State Extended Duration (FED-ED). However, these two unemployment extension programs are not currently active in the United States.