Hawaii Unemployment Insurance Benefits
All primary features of unemployment insurance benefits in Hawaii are described in this report. It covers unemployment insurance eligibility, how to apply for unemployment insurance coverage and more. You will learn about what defines an acceptable separation from work, and your situational and monetary eligibility for benefits. Regarding separation from work and eligibility, there is information in this report on what happens if you quit work, are fired, are enrolled in an educational program, are sick or disabled, or put any restrictions on what type of work you will take. The situational factors, which will be covered in more detail, include being a Hawaii resident and being able, available, and willing to work, as well as actively looking for work. Furthermore, you will find out about your Hawaii unemployment reporting requirements.
Regarding the EDD unemployment application process, you will learn where and how to apply for benefits, what identification and documents you will need to provide, and what is involved in the Hawaii Unemployment Registration process. The calculation of your HI unemployment claim amount is described in a thorough step-by-step explanation on our Benefits page. Additionally, you will become familiar with terms such as claim date, base period, gross earnings and more, and you will learn about the mandatory waiting period and the steps to file for weekly benefit payments.
If you are denied unemployment insurance benefits in Hawaii, the report describes the possible reasons for denial. This includes both potential causes for initial disqualification and reasons why your unemployment insurance benefits may be terminated after you are accepted into the Hawaii program. When you are denied unemployment insurance, you can find important information in the Denial section regarding how you can approach the state appeals process.
Finally, three different programs are described for unemployment compensation extensions, helping you understand how you can best take advantage of those. These programs include Emergency Unemployment Compensation, Federal-State Extended Duration and State Additional Benefits.