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by Edwin Mwai|2012
In the State of Wisconsin, one is advised to apply for unemployment benefits immediately one loses his/her job. This is because it normally takes a week to process or even three if it’s the first claim you are filing. In addition, should you delay in filing then you will lose benefits preceding the week you file and back-dating your claims is not allowed.
In order for one to be eligible to claim unemployment benefits in the State of Wisconsin, you should have lost your job through a fault that is not of your own making. You will only be exempted from this requirement if for instance the working conditions were inhumane or hazardous and so on as will be deemed a valid reason by the state unemployment office. In addition, one must not only be able but also willing to work and the physically disabled do not qualify for the benefits. One must also have worked for a minimum number of weeks required by the State of Wisconsin (usually 24 weeks) and one’s unemployment taxes must have been paid by the employer. Lastly, one must have earned the minimum wages required by the State of Wisconsin during the base period which is one thousand three fifty dollars. You should be aware of the fact that this figure is subject to change on an annual basis. To get the current standing of these claims, read the article titled Unemployment Benefits 2012.
Requirements to File for Unemployment Benefits
There are details you are required to have with you before applying for unemployment benefits in the State of Wisconsin. You will need to provide your full name, telephone number(s), physical address, social security number (SSN) and email address. You will also need to give dependents’ names, dates of birth and their social security numbers. In addition, all your previous employer details you need to provide are names and telephone numbers, addresses and the start and end dates of your employment with each and every one of them.
One is also required to provide employment details if one had worked outside the State of Wisconsin during the past 18 months. You should also state the reason for losing your job and this should be an involuntary reason for it to be considered eligible. Your job skills summary is a must and if you are a non-citizen, make sure to provide your alien registration number and work authorization as well. Should you be on a work visa such as H1-B, however, claiming unemployment insurance is not advised by immigration officials.
How to Apply for Benefit Claims
There are three ways one can file for benefit claims in the State of Wisconsin. One is by going physically to the unemployment office and filing one’s claims in person. Unemployment office locations can be found in all the major cities. The second method one can do this is through online registration. To know more about online filing visit our post titled how to file Unemployment online. Please note that this is the quickest and most efficient in addition to being available 24-7-365. Finally, you may file your claim over phone by calling the toll-free numbers for unemployment compensation services.
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