Q&A on Unemployment Insurance Benefits During the Pandemic

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Unemployment insurance (UI) is a joint state-federal program that provides cash benefits to eligible workers, typically those who are unemployed through no fault of their own, such as lack of available work. Each state administers a separate unemployment insurance program, but all states follow the same guidelines established by federal law.

MRA has compiled a list of questions and answers to assist employers as they manage unemployment insurance questions related to layoffs and expanded unemployment insurance benefits available during the COVID-19 pandemic.

updated 12/22/20

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