Unemployment Insurance in Alabama

No doubt there is a wide range of employment opportunity available in America but it is also fact that not all unemployed fit into the sort of job openings available. To have a complete idea about this, check out our Unemployment Insurance guide.

Let us see different categories of employees:

Part time or Temporary Workers

In case people have worked for pay or profit at a particular week then it is considered as part temporary work or part time job.

Employed Without Job

Some people are also counted as employed who have employment but still could not work on the reasons like ill or sick, child care issues, family or personal issues, maternity or paternity leave, industrial dispute, acts of God or bad weather.

Such category people are still considered as in a job but segregated separately as people having job without work since they have to designate the work once the return back.

Unpaid Family Workers

The other set of people are said as unpaid family workers. This section of people will be working without pay over 15 hours for a family business.

Who is truly considered as Unemployed to claim the Compensation?

Remember not all people are considered as unemployed. People who do not have job but still actively searching for the work and are available to contact and work are termed as unemployed.

In case if you are an Unemployed in Alabama, Check the below instructions:

You can newly apply for the unemployment benefit claim or you can also reopen an existing claim that was filed within last year. Your weekly certification for claiming benefits can be filed through telephone or online. To know more about this check out our Alabama Unemployment Benefits guide.

There are some conditions to be noted under which you cannot file a claim via online:

  • You worked outside the state of Alabama within the past 18 months.
  • You filed a claim against a state other than Alabama in the past 12 months.
  • You worked as a merchant seaman in the past 18 months.
  • You worked for the federal government within the past 18 months.
  • You are currently outside the United States of America.

In all the above stated conditions you need to directly call Alabama Unemployment Compensation department through toll free number 866-234-5382. Contact timings between 7:00 AM – 4:30 PM, to find out your eligibility for filing.

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