Hawaii Unemployment Claims

Hawaii Unemployment Benefits

*Be sure to use your correct mailing address when filing (you will be receiving necessary documentation and claimant information). If the mail does not reach you, your HI benefits can be delayed and/or eligibility may change.

Your compensation will require qualified applicants to file Hawaii weekly claims after your initial filing here (compensation weeks begin on Sunday, and complete on Saturday).


Hawaii Unemployment Filing

Hawaii unemployment claim applicants will be asked a series of different questions pertaining to determine eligibility, 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 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 your employment base period.

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).

State of Hawaii Unemployment

    Reasons to not be eligible for Hawaii benefits:
  • If you quit your job without "good cause".
  • If you are fired due to misconduct.
  • If you refuse to work without "good cause" to.
  • Filing while maintaining 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 apply.

Extended Hawaii Benefits: Extended unemployment compensation may be awarded to applicants who maintain all eligibility requirements and/or those who continue education during their time unemployed.

Regarding Filing Mistakes: Any mistake made during this online claim process can be corrected by simply press the "back" button on your browser to correct your answer.

Hawaii Unemployment Extension

Individuals who file are required to file a weekly claim certification no longer than two(2) weeks from the end of the calender week collected.

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