State of Delaware Unemployment
Delaware Unemployment Eligibility
Unemployed residents who apply will be asked a series of different questions pertaining to their status, such as:
- Did you quit your job or were you laid off?
- Have you refused work that was offered to you after losing your previous employment?
- Are you physically able to work full-time?
- Were you self-employed?
Filing will also require all who seek compensation to depict all hours and wages earned while they were employed, in addition to any Worker's Compensation payments earned, bonuses, profit sharing, or commissions in salary obtained during employment.
All filing applicants are required to include whether or not they have applied for retirement compensation in the online application (in which case benefits would be reduced, depending on each claimant).
County Offices & Workforce Centers
- Reasons to not be eligible for
- If you quit your job without "good cause".
- If you are fired due to misconduct.
- If you refuse to work without "good cause" to.
- If you file while already having a job.
- If you are not working because of a strike or type of industry/labor dispute. Exceptions can be made during a "lockout".
- In some cases, if you suffer from a loss of work due to a strike even though you are not involved with the strike, you cannot collect state benefits.
Extended Weeks of Compensation: Extending benefits may be an option to applicants who maintain all eligibility requirements and/or pursue higher education during their time unemployed.
Mistakes Made During Applying: Any mistake made during the online process can be corrected by simply press the "back" button on your browser to correct your answer.
Delaware Unemployment Compensation Fund
Individuals who file with the State are required to file a weekly claim certification no longer than 2 weeks from the end of the calender week currently being claimed.
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