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The coronavirus relief bill includes more than the $1,200 check. As part of it, the unemployment insurance claim amounts increased. In addition to what you get from your state, the federal government will place $600 per week for up to 16 weeks. The duration of it doesn’t have a certain date. So if you’re already receiving unemployment insurance, it should be added to what you’re getting. Those who apply for the first time are likely to get an increased amount right away.

Normally, the state unemployment insurance amount ranges from $250 to $600 depending on the state. Your income also plays a major role in this as well. Now that the bill has passed, the minimum someone who claimed unemployment receive should be about $850 to $1,200 a week. This is a huge boost to unemployment which will keep many Americans on their feet during the pandemic.

Current Unemployment Insurance Amount By State

Below, you can see the unemployment insurance amounts before and after the coronavirus relief bill.

  • Alabama $875
  • Alaska $1,042
  • Arizona $840
  • Arkansas $1,050
  • California $1,050
  • Colorado $1,218
  • Connecticut $1,249
  • Delaware $1,000
  • District of Columbia $1,044
  • Florida $875
  • Georgia $965
  • Hawaii $1,248
  • Idaho $1,048
  • Illinois $1,267
  • Indiana $990
  • Iowa $1,081
  • Kansas $1,088
  • Kentucky $1,052
  • Louisiana $847
  • Maine $1,267
  • Maryland $1,030
  • Massachusetts $1,030
  • Michigan $962
  • Minnesota $1,349
  • Mississippi $835
  • Missouri $920
  • Montana $1,152
  • Nebraska $1,040
  • Nevada $1,069
  • New Hampshire $1,027
  • New Jersey $1,313
  • New Mexico $1,111
  • New York $1,104
  • North Carolina $950
  • North Dakota $1,218
  • Ohio $1,247
  • Oklahoma $1,139
  • Oregon $1,248
  • Pennsylvania $1,180
  • Rhode Island $1,180
  • South Carolina $936
  • South Dakota $1,014
  • Tennessee $875
  • Texas $1,121
  • Utah $1,180
  • Vermont $1,113
  • Virginia $978
  • Washington $1,390
  • West Virginia $1,024
  • Wisconsin $970
  • Wyoming $1,108

Claiming Unemployment Online

Normally, you would have to head over to your state agency to claim unemployment insurance. Since many people are unable to work due to the pandemic, it would create large gatherings of people if it was the same way. Consequently, all state agencies allow their residents to make unemployment claims online.

Regardless of where you live, you can make an unemployment insurance claim on your state department of labor website. Naturally, every state runs its own place. So you will have to use your state’s department of labor online platform to make unemployment claims online. See where to make an unemployment insurance claim in your state from the article below.

File for Unemployment Online – Full List of State Websites

Getting the Extra $600 on Unemployment

The extra $600 applies to the following unemployment programs.

  • Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation
  • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance
  • Extended Benefits
  • Trade Readjustment Allowances
  • Self-Employment Assistance
  • Disaster Unemployment Assistance
  • Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Servicemembers
  • Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees

Once you apply for any of the unemployment benefits programs listed above, you don’t necessarily need to complete any additional forms or request the extra amount. You will get it automatically through July 31, 2020. Need additional information on the coronavirus relief bill? Read this article to see everything it includes.

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