NEW, ENHANCED UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS
Upon signing of the CARES Act, there are expected provisions that will include an additional $600 per week in unemployment insurance benefits through July 31, 2020. Through the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program, the act provides up to 39 weeks for people who qualify for regular unemployment compensation.
To those collecting Unemployment Insurance prior to the Governor’s Emergency declaration of March 10, 2020; the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation program is expected to provide 13 weeks of additional unemployment insurance to those who’ve either used up their benefits or don’t meet the eligibility requirements.
SPECIAL COVID 19 UNEMPLOYMENT INFO
File your claim for unemployment online: https://www.mass.gov/unemployment-benefits-for-claimants If you get stuck because you can’t remember an old password or Telecert PIN number, call 617-626-6422.
PASSWORD RESET INFORMATION: If you have to reset your password please click here https://www.mass.gov/how-to/reset-your-ui-online-password-as-a-claimant
Contacting DUA with other questions. NOTE THIS IS NOT TO FILE A CLAIM https://www.mass.gov/forms/covid-19-department-of-unemployment-assistance-contact-request
You can Apply for unemployment over phone: (617) 626-6800 if you need to CHECK A CLAIM call (617) 626-6800
To apply for unemployment, you need to provide personal information including your Social Security number, birth date, home address, email address (optional), and phone number.
You also need information about your employment history from the last 15 months, including:
- Names of all employers, plus addresses and phone numbers
- Reasons for leaving those jobs
- Work start and end dates
- Recall date (if you were laid off but have a set date to return to work)
MASSACHUSETTS GUIDE TO UNEMPLOYMENT