Utah Unemployment Benefits Information

How to Maintain Continued Eligibility for Benefits in Utah


Recipients of unemployment insurance coverage should receive a notice to complete an online eligibility review, which is typically sent after the first three weeks of receiving benefits. To continue claiming benefits for unemployment in UT, the beneficiary must provide a total list of all work search activities performed during the previous weeks, and participation in the Re-employment Services and Eligibility Assessment conducted at an Employment Center. Failure to comply with this process will result in a denial of benefits. 


The recipient of federal unemployment benefits may also receive audits which attempt to verify any changes in eligibility status, such as reported wages during employment, current efforts to search for new work, and any current income received after benefit payments start. If the beneficiary’s unemployment benefits have run out, it is still possible to receive extended benefits depending on the situation.  To see if you qualify for an unemployment benefits extension in Utah, speak with your local Claims Center.


Educational assistance is available for those individuals currently claiming benefits for unemployment through programs with the federal government. Also, assistance for trade-related unemployment was granted under the Trade Act program. 


What are Trade Act Benefits in Utah?


Federal unemployment benefits, known as Trade Act Benefits, are available to workers who are unemployed due either to foreign imports, or outsourcing to a foreign country. The U.S. Department of Labor approved a petition that determines unemployment insurance eligibility for: Trade Readjustment Allowances, Training allowances, Job-Search Allowances, Relocation Allowances, and Wage subsidies (for anyone over the age of 50 who suffered a pay decrease after being re-employed). Questions about these allowances can be directed toward a Trade Act Specialist. 

 

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