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Hawaii Unemployment Benefits Information

We are an online resource to help answer your questions, check eligibility and assist in applying for Unemployment. You will also be advised if you qualify for additional benefit programs and receive our benefit guide.

Claiming Benefits for Unemployment in Hawaii

The unemployment benefits claim week begins on Sunday and runs through the following Saturday. When you claim unemployment benefits in HI, request your benefits on the first Sunday after you submit your new or reactivated claim, and each week thereafter while you are eligible. Once you file a new or re-opened unemployment benefits claim in Hawaii, you must certify weekly or biweekly to request unemployment insurance payments. Your confirmation page or email confirmation will have a link to download your weekly/biweekly schedule. 

Note: If you do not claim unemployment benefits for two or more consecutive weeks, you must reactivate your claim to resume filing (though an exception exists for partial claims). Unemployment insurance claims are only considered properly filed if they are submitted after reactivation. Any prior weeks may be denied.