Changes to Kentucky Unemployment Insurance during COVID-19 Emergency
The Kentucky Career Center provides unemployment services when employees become unemployed at no fault of their own. Those workers can receive a small amount of money to help them make ends meet during unemployment. That money comes from unemployment insurance. Unemployment insurance is funded by payroll taxes that are paid by most employers. To file a claim for unemployment insurance benefits, the job seeker must be separated from their employer or experience a reduction in their work hours.
Governor Beshear is waiving the waiting period for Unemployment Insurance (UI) for those who qualify due to losing their jobs because of COVID-19. Also, the work-search requirements typically in place for UI will be waived while Kentucky’s state of emergency is in effect.
- Unemployment Insurance FAQs
- Weekly Unemployment Insurance Benefits Calculator
- Job Seekers and Claimants Unemployment Insurance Resources (statewide Kentucky Career Center info)
- How to File for Unemployment Insurance – https://uiclaims.des.ky.gov/ebenefit/eben.htm
- Rapid Response Unemployment Insurance Fact Sheet for Job Seekers
- 10 Tips for a better unemployment insurance experience or 10 Consejos para una mejor experiencia de Desempleo
- Unemployment Insurance Employer Handbook for COVID-19
- Employer Unemployment Insurance Resources (statewide Kentucky Career Center info)
- Employer Information for E-Claim Filing
- Employers Instructions for Mass UI E-Claims Filings
- Governor’s Executive Order: State of Emergency relating to unemployment claims and benefits