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Applying for unemployment benefits video

Video disclaimer

The video you are about to view does not replace the Handbook for Unemployed Workers. It gives you a basic overview on how to apply for unemployment benefits. If you decide to apply for benefits, we will email you a link for the Handbook for Unemployed Workers. This handbook contains much more information about your rights and responsibilities while getting unemployment benefits.

When you get a link to the Handbook for Unemployed Workers, you are responsible for understanding the information it contains, so please read it. You also will find an electronic copy of the Handbook for Unemployed Workers on our website. If you decide to apply for benefits online or call the unemployment claims center, please carefully read all of the information we provide before and after you apply. Also, be sure to truthfully answer all questions about your eligibility for benefits.

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