Louisiana Weekly Unemployment Application

In today's economy most states have found it necessary to have a system for managing those receiving unemployment benefits. In Louisiana, filing a weekly claim for unemployment has been highly developed into and automated system and most of the information can be obtained online. For those who find themselves in position of having to file an unemployment weekly claim, the state of Louisiana offers convenience and a user-friendly method for people to file.

In order to file a Louisiana claim weekly unemployment two options are available. You may contact the "call center" or file at their online website at www.laworks.net. Here you will find all the information needed to securely file a claim for your weekly unemployment. When calling in to file your Louisiana claim weekly unemployment benefit, the "Easy Call Center" has an Interactive Voice Response System that communicates with you very clearly and distinctly. Just follow the prompts as it instructs you while filing your weekly claim.

Prior to filing your Louisiana unemployment weekly claim a few items must be accessible to obtain your benefit amount:

  • Social Security Number
  • Names and addresses, plus job locations of your employers from the past 18 months
  • Your alien registration number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
  • The name and local number of your union hall (if a union worker)
  • A copy of the appropriate forms for military service from the past 18 months
  • Copies of the appropriate federal forms if you had a federal employer in the last 18 months

If for some reason these federal forms are not immediately accessible, don't delay in filing your Louisiana weekly unemployment claim.

Louisiana weekly unemployment claims have designated amounts as benefit minimums and maximums. Your amount is determined by the total amount of wages you were paid during your specified base period. Whatever that amount is calculated for, your unemployment weekly claim benefit is 26 times that amount. This means that you will receive your benefits for 26 weeks before another evaluation.

As a further convenience to you and a simple solution for distributing Louisiana's weekly unemployment payments, you can choose to receive your benefit amounts through a Debit Card or through Direct Deposit. Once your claim has been securely filed, you will receive your debit card by mail with instructions about activation. However, it may take up to 4 days before funds are available on your card. You can inquire about your card balance free-of-charge by contacting the toll free phone number on the reverse side of your card. If you would rather receive your weekly unemployment claim amount by direct deposit into your personal bank account, simply download the Direct Deposit form which is found under the "Downloads" tab on the website. It will be forwarded to the Louisiana Workforce Commission by instruction.

In Louisiana, when unemployment is high an act called the "Extended Unemployment Compensation act of 1970 will extend extra unemployment benefits to claimants. Eligible claimants will be notified through the news media and by the Louisiana Workforce Commission.

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