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Massachusetts Unemployment Benefits

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The latest figures for Massachusetts show an unemployment rate of .

Calculate your estimated benefit by answering a few questions below.
We created this calculator to help you estimate what you might receive if you are eligible. We make no guarantees or representations that the amount you receive will be equal to what the calculator shows. To apply for unemployment benefits, click the link above which will take you to the official site for your state.
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Massachusetts unemployment insurance benefits are available if you meet these criteria.  The numbers are subject to change, and though www.Unemployment-Benefits.org does our best to maintain current data, we do not guarantee its accuracy.  Please check with the Massachusetts Division of Unemployment Assistance for the latest facts and figures.

Administering organization:  Massachusetts Division of Unemployment Assistance (DUA)

Workers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own but are able to work, available for work and looking for work.

1-You must have earned at least $3,500 during a period of time specified by law and at least 30 times the amount you would be eligible to collect weekly in UI benefits.
Who can apply:  Out of work and part time workers

How long can you claim benefits: Max. 26 weeks

Weekly benefit amount:  $66-$628 (https://hr.cch.com/topic-spotlight/unemployment/110108a.asp)

Determined by: Average weekly wage

Dependency Benefit: You may be eligible to receive an additional $25 per child per week up to a maximum of 1/2 of your weekly benefit amount

Additional Benefit: If you are eligible for Unemployment Insurance benefits in Massachusetts and you are a resident of MA, and meet certain income eligibility guidelines, you and your family may also qualify for health insurance coverage under the Medical Security Program (MSP). You can get help with COBRA Payments, or Health Insurance you Purchase on Your Own or Enrollment in a FREE Health Insurance Plan.  Under Section 30 of the Unemployment Insurance Law, you can apply for approved training if you think you need training to help you find new employment.  You may be eligible for up to an additional 18 weeks of UI benefits while you are attending approved full-time training. You must apply to DUA by your 15th paid week of unemployment insurance (UI) benefits. DUA does not fund your training costs.

Who is Typically NOT Covered
  • Employees of churches and certain religious organizations
  • Worker trainees in programs administered by a nonprofit or public institution
  • Real estate brokers and insurance brokers who work on a commission-only basis
  • Independent contractors
  • Elected officials
  • Legislators and judges
Filing Claims:  You must continue to file your claim every week in order to continue receiving benefits.

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