Rhode Island Unemployment Insurance
The Rhode Island unemployment insurance program provides financial assistance to workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own. After losing a job or resigning, applicants are required to file an initial claim with the Department of Labor and Training, and a weekly claim each week they wish to receive benefits. If you are granted unemployment benefits, you must continue to meet the state eligibility standards and look for full-time employment on a regular basis. The state will require you to keep track of all of your efforts to find a job.
You must file an initial unemployment claim in Rhode Island, and if it is approved, you will begin to receive benefits. You must wait a week after you lose your job to file your first claim, and you can do so either online or by telephone. In general, filing for EDD unemployment online is more convenient and time-saving for the vast majority of applicants. You will also need to post your resume online and apply for at least three jobs a week if you wish to remain eligible.