Question by  6shoota (22)

How long can one claim unemployment insurance money?

I was let go from my job last week and am concerned that my unemployment will run out before I find a new job.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Unemployment insurance ranges from 6 months to 20 months, depending on the state in which you live. Duration of payment is not based on when you file the claim but when you are laid off. If you are entitled for six months of unemployment and don't file for 2 months, the most you can get are 4 months.


Answer by  Jennifer08 (554)

In my state you can only draw it a max of 26 weeks unless you get extended benefits. You may try calling you local unemployment office.


Answer by  technogeek (6640)

Some states allow for six months with an optional renewal for a second six months and other states allow for one year without any renewals. It depends on which state you are in. Check with your local unemployment department and they will be able to tell you what exactly the rules are for your particular state.


Answer by  Ambur (60)

Normally unemployment claims can last up to a total of one year,or until your benefit amount runs out, but now a new law has passed that allows you claim an extra 6 months

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