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Filing: What do I do after starting a claim?

Filing a new claim, or renewing an existing claim, is the first step in the unemployment process. After you have filed a new claim, or renewed an existing claim, you will need to file a weekly request for payment for each week and, if required, you also must search for work.

A claim week begins on Sunday and ends on Saturday. You must wait until the week is over before you make the weekly request for benefits. Beginning on the Sunday after you file your initial or renewed claim, you should file your first weekly request. Continue to file each week until you return back to work. You must file your weekly request for payment within 14 days from the end of the week (Saturday) you are claiming.

Visit Make sure you complete the form and receive a confirmation page, or you will have to start again.

You may only claim the weeks presented to you, which will not exceed the three prior weeks. If you have any problems or questions, call your area RCC. Once you have completed the weekly filing, you must contact your area RCC to change or correct an answer.

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