Unemployment claims have skyrocketed recently in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the subsequent forced closure of non-essential businesses.
In the past week alone, more than three million people filed for unemployment benefits.
Below, we discuss Utah’s unemployment benefits and how to apply for them.
Utah’s unemployment benefits program is run through the Utah Department of Workforce Services.
You must meet certain eligibility requirements to receive assistance through this program, including the following:
- You must be unemployed through no fault of your own.
- You must have earned at least a minimum amount in wages before you were unemployed.
- You must be able and available to work and you must be actively seeking unemployment.
The current maximum you can receive through Utah’s unemployment benefits is $496 per week. You may receive these benefits for a minimum of 10 weeks and a maximum of 26 weeks. There may be additional weeks of assistance available during times of unprecedented unemployment (such as the current COVID-19 pandemic).
We know this is an extremely trying time for everyone in the community. As such, it can seem difficult or overwhelming to sort through eligibility for unemployment benefits.
Our team is here to help you understand the logistics and acquire the financial security you need to get through this uncertain time.
Contact Pearson Butler today at (800) 265-2314 to schedule a consultation with our team.