North Dakota

Apply and Receive North Dakota Unemployment

For some groups unemployment is as high as 19 percent. Factories moving overseas, and an economy that has been sagging for months, means less jobs and more people needed financial help. For people who have been hit hard by the jobless market, unemployment benefits can help fill the income deficit. These benefits help families keep food on the table and also provide for shelter and transportation. Unemployment benefits are made possible through insurance paid to state governments by employers. In the state of North Dakota, the entity that oversees unemployment benefits is Job Service North Dakota.

To collect unemployment in North Dakota, an individual must first file an application of unemployment to determine if he or she is an eligible candidate. This can be accomplished by visiting the Job Service North Dakota website at http://www.jobsnd.com/unemployment-for-individuals/file-claim; or by calling (701) 328-4995 to use the automated system. It is easy to apply for unemployment online or by telephone, so it is not necessary to visit a physical location to initiate the process.

Applicants will need to meet certain guidelines to qualify to receive unemployment funds through the state of North Carolina. When filing unemployment, it is important to provide information concerning the last job worked. If loss of the last job was through no fault of the applicant, most likely he or she will be eligible for benefits. However other information will be needed to make a determination of the amount. Whether an individual has another source of income such as a part-time job or free lance work will be a factor. Applicants should also expect to provide personal information including social security number, date of birth, and number of dependents. The agency will also need to verify eligibility to work in the United States, so proof of citizenship or legal permission to work must be provided. Former military personnel must provide a copy of the DD214 or appropriate discharge documents.

All of this information must be reported when making the application to file unemployment.

Once eligibility is determined, a maximum benefit letter is sent to each applicant to inform him/her of the benefit amount. An individual may receive unemployment benefits for up to 26 weeks. The recipient must file for unemployment weekly to receive unemployment for the entire benefit period. Weekly filing includes providing information concerning job search activities. Continuing to seek work is required for those receiving benefits. If one’s financial situation changes as the result of earning money from work, this must also be reported. Benefits will be reduced and may be eliminated altogether if the money earns equals or exceeds the amount of the unemployment benefit. Persons who accept unemployment benefits, while not reporting earnings may be prosecuted for fraud.


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