If you have lost your job or had your hours reduced, Unemployment benefits may help you make ends meet. Also known as Unemployment Insurance (UI), this program provides temporary income to those who meet the requirements. To qualify, you must have lost your job through no fault of your own. You also generally need to meet work search requirements. If you qualify and file a claim, you will receive weekly benefit payments from your state. The amount of money you can receive varies depending on your previous income and your state. Learn more about Unemployment benefits and how to file your claim in our free guide.