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Minnesota Unemployment Benefits Information

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Claiming Benefits for Unemployment in Minnesota


Out-of-work residents can apply and claim unemployment benefits in Minnesota. The state provides temporary partial wage compensation to qualified individuals while they search for new employment opportunities. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) handles all federal unemployment benefits in MN. The top requirement for MN unemployment benefits claims is being unemployed or underemployed through no fault of your own, such as a layoff or a reduction in hours due to slow business. Other conditions required to claim unemployment benefits in MN include working in covered employment within the past 18 months and earning enough in wages to establish a claim.

Find out more about claiming benefits for unemployment in Minnesota in the topics below:

•    Applying for a Minnesota unemployment benefits claim
•    How to claim unemployment benefits in Minnesota
•    Minnesota unemployment benefits claims and federal income taxes