unemployment benefits in Hawaii
To get unemployment benefits in Hawaii, you can follow these steps:
- File a claim: You can file a claim for unemployment benefits online through the Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) website or by phone.
- Meet eligibility requirements: To be eligible for unemployment benefits, you must have lost your job through no fault of your own, have earned sufficient wages during a specific time period, and be able and available for work.
- Provide required information: During the application process, you will need to provide information such as your employment history, Social Security number, and other personal details.
- Wait for determination: After you file your claim, the DLIR will review it and determine your eligibility for benefits.
- Receive benefits: If your claim is approved, you will start receiving benefits, usually on a bi-weekly basis. The amount of benefits you receive will depend on your previous earnings.
- Continue to certify for benefits: You will need to certify for benefits every two weeks to show that you are still eligible and actively seeking employment.
- Report any income: If you earn any income while receiving unemployment benefits, you must report it to the DLIR.
Note: The process for getting unemployment benefits in Hawaii may change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so it’s best to check the DLIR website for the most up-to-date information.