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If you are a Texas resident and lose your job due to no fault of your own, you may qualify for unemployment benefits. It is important to utilize your benefits when you need them and let them supplement your life while you continue to look for a new job. On this website you will find abundant resources that will guide you through applying for unemployment. This includes information on how to apply for the first time, the documentation and information you will need to file an initial claim, the requirements to qualify for unemployment, how to file a weekly claim and more. Educating yourself on the intricacies of filing an unemployment claim in Texas will greatly improve your chances of not only qualifying, but also avoiding unnecessary strife because you were simply unfamiliar with the process.
To get you started, here are a few facts to keep in mind when applying for unemployment benefits in Texas:
To qualify for unemployment benefits in Texas you must have lost your job due to no fault of your own. This usually means that your company had to let you go due to lack of funds or the company closing entirely. Occasionally, if you voluntarily leave your job you can still qualify for benefits. Special circumstances that apply to this are usually related to health issues that cause you to not be able to perform your job.
If you are approved for unemployment benefits, you must continue to look for work, and keep track of the companies to apply to. You will need this information to claim your weeks.
If you continue to collect unemployment even after gaining employment, then you will have committed unemployment fraud. This can mean fines, having to pay back the funds you received and even jail time depending on how much money was taken.
To receive unemployment benefits in Texas, you must have earned enough wage credits. These are calculated based on the amount of time you worked for a company.
Your employer pays taxes to the state and federal government to cover your unemployment benefits should you be let go from the company. That is where the money will come from if you begin receiving unemployment benefits, so this is not something that comes out of your paycheck.
There is plenty more to learn about unemployment benefits and throughout this website you will find various pieces of information that will help you go through the steps of filing an initial claim and keeping up with your benefits. Should you have additional questions, a good resource is the general frequently asked questions page provided by the Texas Workforce Commission Unemployment Benefit Service. That page is located here: https://services.twc.state.tx.us/.
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