There are a number of things that you need to know when applying for unemployment. The first thing that you need to do is to determine how much time you will have in your present position before the unemployment benefit will kick in and then make your decision based on this information.
You will also need to keep track of how long you have worked, how many months you have been working, the amount you earned per month, and what your current salary is. You also need to take a look at how much money you have in savings. If you can find an employer who offers a cash incentive for every dollar that you save, there is no better way to earn extra money in between paydays than by working extra hours in your spare time.
When applying for unemployment benefits, it is important to always be honest with your employer. This means not hiding any documents that could be used against you in court cases, and that you are truthful and sincere in your application, since your honesty is going to be seen by your employer and they may decide to give you some benefits or to pay you something in lieu of an award.
The next part of the application process is to write down all of your recent financial documents, such as your paycheck stubs and bank statements. Your application will not count if you cannot prove that you have made payments for a period of six months or more. Be sure to include all of your income information so that you have a good idea of where you stand financially.
The next thing that you will need to do is create a financial hardship letter. This is a document that outlines how you came to be unemployed, the reasons why you are not employed, and how you intend to make the payments you need while you are unemployed. Make sure that you are specific with the numbers that you provide, so that your application will be properly evaluated.
It is important to remember that unemployment benefits will not be handed out automatically. You will need to follow up with your employer, show them that you are not doing well financially and that you plan on getting back on your feet soon. You will also have to send them some documents such as tax records if you are earning an hourly wage or higher, proof of your health insurance plan, or Medicare, copies of any student loans you have, as well as references from your job that you would like to verify.