Kansas Unemployment Insurance benefits may be an option for unemployed residents who have lost employment through no fault of their own. The State provides weekly benefits in the form of compensation set by both Federal and Kansas State law.

Kansas Unemployment Insurance Benefits

UI amounts are determined by the amount you were earning before being laid off. Keep in mind, there are new requirements to qualify 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 the rate is higher than usual, unemployed Kansas 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).

In Kansas, unemployed workers are expected to continue to search for new employment
in order to maintain their eligibility

Kansas Department of Unemployment Insurance

Requirements for compensation amounts and lengths of benefits rely heavily on the current rate. Full detail on all requirements in regards to receiving compensation can be found on the KS filing page.

Kansas Unemployment Insurance System

Those who have used all of their original UI are entitled to extended benefits or extension IF the rate is higher than usual.

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