Regardless of the state you live in, you may need unemployment benefits at one point or another. Even the most dedicated employee can be let go due to no fault of their own. Sometimes, there are employers that just cannot continue to keep all of their employees on staff. It may be monetarily-motivated, but there are a number of reasons for letting a person go due to no fault of their own. Sometimes a company can close entirely or maybe a specific position within a company is no longer needed, so they had to let that person go. Whatever the specific reason may be, if you leave your job due to no fault of your own, there is a good chance you will qualify for unemployment benefits.
There are other requirements, however, such as wage credits and the need for you to continue looking for work while you are on unemployment benefits. On this website you will find all of this information in detail, and more, such as how to apply for an initial claim, the documents and information you will need to qualify, how to file your weeks and more.
Below are a few tips to keep in mind while you are filing an unemployment claim in Utah:
Look up the documentation and information you will need to file an initial claim before you start the process. It can be very difficult to complete your application without it, and no one wants to be sorting through papers while on the phone with a representative, or allow their session to timeout while filing out an online application.
Be sure that you meet all the requirements before applying. This way you will be better prepared to file an appeal if you end up needing to fight a losing situation. If you are entitled to unemployment benefits, then you must be informed on your rights so you will receive it.
Keep track of any and all jobs you apply to. This matters even if you were never called in for an interview. When you file each weekly claim, you will need to report the jobs you applied to, so be sure to keep all contact information for each company you attempt to secure employment with.
Be aware of the option for Emergency Unemployment Benefits, or EUC. These benefits are only available in certain states with a high rate of unemployment. This can vary from state-to-state, and can also change whenever the unemployment rate changes. Although EUC can be useful, never assume that it will solve all issues, and always be aware that it can be terminated at any time.
Unemployment benefits can be difficult to understand and apply for, but they don’t have to be. If you have additional questions that you cannot find answers to on this website, your next best resource will be Utah’s official unemployment site located here: https://jobs.utah.gov/