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Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance

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

Your MA compensation will require qualified applicants to file weekly benefit claims after your initial filing here (State of Mass. calender weeks begin on Sunday, and complete on Saturday).

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Massachusetts 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 in Massachusetts 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 job.

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).

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    Reasons to not be eligible for Massachusetts 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.
  • If you file for Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts state benefits.

Massachusetts extension: Extended compensation may be awarded to applicants who maintain all eligibility requirements and/or pursue Mass. Career Training during their time unemployed.

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

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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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