Alabama Unemployment Insurance benefits is an option for unemployed residents who have lost employment through no fault of their own. The State provides UI here in the form of compensation assistance set by both Federal and State law.

Alabama Unemployment Insurance Guide

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

UI benefits are generally offered for a 26 week maximum. It is important to note that you can check the state rate to see if it is higher than usual, residents can qualify for an extension. The State will compensate you for 50% percent of the wage amount you've previously earned (in most cases).

Unemployed workers are expected to continue to search for new employment
in order to maintain their UI

AL Unemployment Insurance

Requirements for UI compensation amounts and lengths of benefits depend on the current rate. Full detail on all requirements in regards to receiving UI can be found on the state page.

Alabama Unemployment Insurance List

UI Detail

Those who have exhausted all original UI are entitled to extended benefits IF the rate is higher than usual.

Under these circumstances, the basic extended benefits program in actually provides up to 13 extra weeks of UI. As of 2012, AL has implemented a voluntary program to compensate another 7 weeks all the way up to 20 weeks at maximum. See the rules section for additional information.