Massachusetts Unemployment Insurance benefits is an option for unemployed residents who have lost employment through no fault of their own. In MA, the state offers compensation benefits for by providing insurance. These benefits are set by both Federal policy and State law.

Unemployment Insurance in Massachusetts

Amounts are determined by the amount you were earning before being laid off. Keep in mind, there are updated federal extension requirements & qualifications for UI to begin with, like how many weeks you worked at your previous job.

State benefits are generally offered for a 26 week maximum. It is important to note that when that the statewide rate for Mass. is higher than usual, unemployed Massachusetts residents can qualify for an extension. The State of Mass will compensate you for 50% percent of the wage amount you've previously earned (when choosing tiers).

In Mass, unemployed workers are expected to continue to search for new employment
in order to stay eligible for insurance

Massachusetts Unemployment Health Insurance

Benefits requirements for Massachusetts, in addition to amounts and lengths of extended compensation depend on the current rate. Full detail on all requirements in regards to receiving compensation can be found on the MA claims page.

Unemployment Insurance Massachusetts

Those who have exhausted the new federal update of benefits in MA are entitled to extended tier 5 benefits or extension IF the rate is higher than usual.

Under these circumstances, the EB benefits program in actually provides up to 13 extra weeks of compensation. As of 2012, Massachusetts has implemented a voluntary program to compensate another 7 weeks all the way up to 20 weeks at maximum working benefits (see more on 99er benefits).