Maine Bureau of Unemployment
Maine Unemployment Extension
Maine claim applicants 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 for in Maine will also require all applicants to state 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).
Maine Unemployment Eligibility
- Reasons to not be eligible for Maine
- 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 for Maine while already having employment.
- 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 Maine state benefits.
Extended Maine Benefits: Extended compensation may be awarded to applicants who maintain all eligibility requirements and/or pursue Maine Career Training during their time unemployed.
Regarding Filing Mistakes: Any mistake made during the ME claim process can be corrected by simply press the "back" button on your browser to correct your answer.
File Weekly Unemployment Claim Maine
Individuals who file 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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