Unemployment Claims & Benefits In Texas


Ideally, you probably want a job. For help with finding a job, visit our job seekers page. Of course there are some situations where it’s simply not possible to find a job within a reasonable timeframe, so you need to make an unemployment claim to collect unemployment benefits.

To qualify, there are three main factors involved:

Past Wages: The amount of benefits that you can collect is determined by the number of hours in the past 12 months as well as the wages you received during that time.

Separation From Your Last Work: Basically, you must be unemployed (or be working reduced hours) through no fault of your own. For example, you maybe have needed to leave your job for documented health reasons or you may have been laid off simply because your employer no longer had enough work for you.

Availability & Job-Finding Efforts: You must also be available for work, and be actively searching every week for work. You also must be registered with the appropriate government organization.

For additional information, you may like to consult the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act or visit the link at the bottom of this page.

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