Filing for Unemployment in Kansas

If you lose your job, the thought of taking care of yourself and your family may seem overwhelming. The first thing you will want to do is apply for unemployment. There are some eligibility requirements for receiving unemployment benefits; for example, if you were fired for your job or quit, you may not be eligible to receive unemployment benefits. Filling out your unemployment application is not too difficult. You can either file online through the Kansas Unemployment Insurance System website during certain hours, or file over the phone.

 In order to file your initial application, you will need to provide additional information about your last employers. You will need to include the date you started and the date you stopped working for each employer and the reason you stopped working for each employer. If you do not complete your unemployment application within 14 days that you started your initial application, you will have to start it over again.

After you complete your application, you will get a letter in the mail that will include information about your initial claim, and how much your weekly benefit will be. You may need to provide further documentation such as W-2 statements or check stubs to verify the amount of money you earned for your unemployment application to be approved. During the time that your initial claim is being verified, you will still have to file for your benefits every week. You can file your weekly claim on the phone or online, and you will have to answer a series of questions, such as whether or not you were offered employment in the last week, and if you looked for work or not.

If your application was denied, you have the right to file an appeal. After you file an appeal, there will be an appeal hearing where you will have the opportunity to present information proving that you should receive benefits. You should still file your weekly claims during this time. If your application for unemployment is approved, you will have to wait one week that you are eligible to receive benefits, so plan accordingly so you can take care of your financial obligations in the meantime. You will receive an Unemployment Debit Card in the mail, which is how people receive unemployment benefits in Kansas. You can also elect to have your benefit deposited in your personal bank account.

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