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File My Weekly Continued Claim

Use this option if you already have an account and wish to file your weekly claim.

Steps to Begin

If you’re ready to file a weekly continued claim for Unemployment Insurance Benefits, click on the "LOGIN NOW" button. If you need instructions, please refer to the step-by-step guide below.

What you should have ready:
  • User ID for Workforce Connect
  • Password for Workforce Connect
  • Information on hours worked in the prior week
  • Gross earnings from the prior week

Step By Step Instructions

How to File your Weekly Continued Claim

Watch as we show you a step by step process on how to file your weekly continued claims.

Length: 2:04 | Transcript: How to File your Weekly Continued Claim

Step 1: Login

From this welcome screen, you will need to click on “Login” at the bottom of the page. You will need your User ID and Password from your Workforce Connect account to file your Continued Claim.

Step 2: Select “File for Benefits” on The Dashboard

You will be taken to the Workforce Connect dashboard. From here, you will select “File for Benefits” to submit your Continued Claim.

Step 3: Select Your Location

Next, you will land on the “Unemployment Insurance System (NHUIS)” page. From here, select the location from the drop-down menu on the left and then select “Proceed.” 

Step 4: Click the link “File for weekly benefits for week ending…”

Now, it’s time to file your Continued Claim. Under “File For Benefits,” select “File for weekly benefits for week ending …” 
Note: This page is also full of valuable information. You can see the last five notices sent to you, claim information such as your benefit year and weeks that have been paid. You can also update your name and address and change your preferences. 

Step 5: Weekly Claim

When filing your Continued Claim, please read each of the questions carefully. When you are done, make sure you read this statement in full, then select the option under who completed the application and select “Certify Claim.” Congrats! You are done until next week. You can choose to print on the next screen.

Confirmation

This is your confirmation page that indicates your weekly claim has been submitted. Click the "Print Confirmation" button at the bottom for your records.

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Do I qualify for the $600?

Do I qualify for the $600?

The Federal Cares Act includes an additional $600 weekly benefit if you qualify for either regular state benefits or other federal benefits. The $600 benefit is scheduled to end with the week ending July 25th. If you qualify for a benefit but earn too much in your part-time employment to receive a benefit then this will also cause you to not receive the $600 benefit. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the New Weekly Claim Questions Required by the CARES Act?

Each week when you file your claim, you will be presented with a series of certification questions related to COVID-19. These are required by the Federal CARES Act. We have included the questions here so that you can familiarize yourself with them now and be prepared to file your weekly claims going forward. If you are able to self-certify as to being unable or unavailable to work because one of the following circumstances related to COVID-19 then you are eligible for unemployment benefits under the Federal CARES Act:

  • Last week, did you have COVID-19 or did you experience symptoms and seek a medical diagnosis?
  • Last week, did a member of your household have COVID-19?
  • Last week, were you caring for a family or household member that had COVID-19?
  • Last week, were you caring for your child or other person for whom you have primary care-giving responsibility because their school or care facility is closed because of COVID-19?
  • Last week, were you unable to report to work because you were self-quarantined on the advice of a health care provider?
  • Last week, were you unable to report to work because you were self-quarantined at the direction of your employer?
  • Last week, were you out of work because you were supposed to start a new job which is still unavailable due to COVID-19?
  • Last week, were you out of work because your employer is closed due to COVID-19?
  • Last week, were you out of work because you have been temporarily laid off due to COVID-19?
  • Last week, were you unable to get to your place of employment because of government imposed stay at home order or travel restriction due to COVID-19?
  • Have you become the major source of income for your household because the individual that was the major source of income has died of COVID-19?  
  • Last week, were you out of work because you are self-employed and unable to conduct your business because of COVID-19?
  • Last week, did you quit your job due to health complications caused by COVID-19?
I have exhausted my benefits, what are my options?

If you previously exhausted your benefits going all the way back to July 6, 2019 or exhaust benefits now, there is now an additional 13 weeks of benefits available. For those that are eligible, you will be presented with your claim filing options when you log into your benefit account. Click on ‘Check My Existing Claim Status’ above and follow the instructions.

Will I get a lump sum or retro paid for unemployment?

If you have been filing weekly, then once your claim is processed and if you are determined eligible for Unemployment Benefits, payment would be retroactive for all weeks you have filed that you are eligible for.

I keep filing my weekly claims but no updates online?

You will be mailed a Determination of Unemployment Compensation about your monetary eligibility and, if there are any questions about your claim, you will be mailed one or more Determination of Eligibility documents about your non-monetary eligibility. This review can take time to process. You can check the status of your claim and review any notices or determinations issued to you by logging into your Workforce Connect account and clicking on the File for Benefits button to access your claim account.

Why does it say ‘Pay held’?

If there are claim issues that need to be processed on a claim to determine eligibility for Unemployment Benefits, these may require more information and time to process and payments may be held up during this time. It is important to continue to file weekly continued claims for benefits for all weeks you wish to file for during this review process.

When will the 13-week extension be available?

If you previously exhausted your benefits going all the way back to July 6, 2019 or exhaust benefits now, there is now an additional 13 weeks of benefits available. For those that are eligible, you will be presented with your claim filing options when you log into your benefit account. Click on ‘Check My Existing Claim Status’ above and follow the instructions.