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How Do I Check My Unemployment Balance?

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Unemployment payments are made by the state to unemployed. Depending on the jurisdiction, the benefits are paid according to their guidelines.  Unemployment pay is usually only given to those who have registered with the state employment office.  There is often the requirement and condition that they are seeking work and they don't have a job. Also, there is a waiting period that varies based on your location from the time you apply and are accepted for unemployment to the time you actually receive your check. The waiting period usually does not qualify for pay. Keep in mind that many jurisdictions require the beneficiary to agree to job placement. Some require the beneficiary to take the job they are given or forfeit their benefits.

Many states issue a debit card to the unemployed with the deposits being electronically transferred.   The method for checking the balance varies depending on card used.  Most cards have a phone number on the back that can be used for balance inquiries.  Some states may issue a balance statement either electronically or by mail.  States are also using these same type cards to transfer benefits formerly known as food stamps.  With the system already in place it saves time, man hours and is more user friendly for the citizen.  There is no more waiting for a check to arrive in the mail, and going to a bank for cashing, etc. 

The phone number on the back of the card is usually a toll-free number and is often automated.  If the card is unavailable, or your state doesn't use the card system, then it is recommended that you contact the employment office in your local area to inquire about your balance. Sometimes government offices are swamped. You should be prepared to wait up to several hours to speak to an employee if you're your office is one that receives a lot of visitors.
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1888 255 4728 or 1888 313 7284 I think its option 2
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Need unemployment balance for 046640559
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They send you a letter at the beginning of your extension and tell you your "maximum benefit amount to receive" . It also might be at the top of your claim form that you fill out every two weeks, examine your next form closer look at the top of the form for the "benefit amount"
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In certain states when calling to check on the status of your check, listen for your available balance on the recording. I know this is true for Delaware.

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